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Emergency Medical Technician

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program provides education and training for pre-hospital care professionals and prepares them to work within a multi-discipline healthcare team. This program is taught by experienced practitioners and covers all aspects of pre-hospital emergency care including Advanced Life Support assist, patient assessment, diagnostics, treatment and critical interventions. The Emergency Medical Technician program is a competency-based, blended-delivery program which includes face-to-face and on-line learning components. Students must be motivated and organized as this program is fast-paced and requires a significant contribution of time to be successful. Students will be required to: * Attend an orientation session. * Complete all work as assigned. * Attend mandatory class days for theory and psychomotor skills acquisition practice. * Attend full-time one clinical (hospital and/or urgent care based) practicum and one ambulance-specific practicum to apply the theory and skills learned under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Note: Students may have to travel to rural Alberta to complete their practica based on practicum spot availability. This program is offered in Calgary at SAIT Polytechnic. The EMT program is a requirement for continuing into the Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic (EMT-P) program.

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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

At least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:  

  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Pure Math 20 or Applied Math 20, AND,
  • Biology 30 or Science 30
  • English Proficiency
  • Students must be 18 years old by January 1 (second semester of the EMT program).
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) graduate or completion of an EMR program by April 1 for May examination by the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP).

Proof of this admission requirement will be accepted in one of the following two ways:

  1. Copy of EMR credential and Alberta College of Paramedics registration card upon application, or,
  2. Proof of completion of EMR program by above date and a letter from the ACP stating intent to write exam.

All applicants must be registered with the ACP as an EMR by August 1 prior to the program commencing.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $4,900.00 Year One
  • Tuition $3,758.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $828.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 16, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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