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Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)

Keyano College

Keyano College
Advanced Care Paramedics (ACPs) are vital team members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) who provide advanced life support, medical and trauma care in a variety of health-related settings. The ACP program is an advanced care level diploma. This two-year blended learning program offers students the opportunity to remain in their respective communities for the majority of their educational program. Graduates can then apply their acquired knowledge and skills within the scope of an ACP to various health related settings.

Office of the Registrar
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H2H7, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements


  • High School Diploma with at least 50% in the following:
    • English 30/30-1 or 33/30-2
    • Biology 30 or another 30-level science
    • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2
  • HCP Level C (Heart and Stroke, within 6 months of program start date)
  • PCP Certificate from an approved training institute
  • Resume highlighting field experience
  • Valid Class 4 driver’s license
  • Registered unrestricted PCP with Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP)

Mandatory Selection Day

After meeting admission requirements, Nursing and Allied Health will contact you to provide additional details on the Mandatory Selection Day. This day will include a written examination, written questionnaire, and interview.

English Language Proficiency

  • TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS – minimum score of 7.0
  • CAEL – minimum score of 60
  • MELAB – minimum score of 80

In addition to meeting English Language Proficiency students must also present appropriate admission requirements for their chosen program.

Canadian Indigenous Applicants

One position per year is made available in the Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) program for qualified Canadian Indigenous applicants. If qualified Canadian Indigenous applicants are not admitted by September 15th the positions may be filled with students of non-Indigenous ancestry. Indigenous ancestry is defined within the Constitutional Act of 1982, Section 35, Subsection 2. According to this Constitutional Act, Indigenous peoples of Canada include Inuit, Indian and Métis peoples of Canada (Department of Justice, Canada, 1982).

Distance Delivery Options

The program will be delivered at the Clearwater Campus in a blended format that includes face-to-face engagement along with online learning activities.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,779.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,890.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $676.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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 October 06, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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