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Primary Care Paramedic

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career that makes a significant impact in people's lives? Our comprehensive Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program will equip you with the knowledge, hands-on skills and practical experience needed to deliver high-quality care to patients in need. As a PCP, you will be the first responder to emergency situations, providing immediate care for patients with a variety of injuries and medical conditions. As a student in our program, you'll benefit from expert instruction from industry professionals, hands-on training in our state-of-the-art Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation and practicum placement to gain invaluable real-world experience. Our graduates are in high demand by employers and our program proudly maintains a 100% employment placement rate. Start your PCP journey today and become a part of the dedicated team of healthcare professionals who are committed to saving lives and making a difference in their communities.

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of Emergency Medical Responder or NAIT Medical First Responder program

  • 18 Years of age - Students must turn 18 years of age prior to the program start date. A copy of a government-issued ID must be submitted.
  • CPR-C (Basic Life Support - BLS) - Students must provide evidence of current BLS certification for entry into the program, and remain current throughout clinical training. One of the following courses or certifications can be used to meet this requirement: NAIT CPRS100 - Basic Life Support; NAIT CPRS500 - Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C; Canadian Ski Patrol (CPR-C); Heart & Stroke Foundation (BLS for HCP (C), BLS, CPR C); Lifesaving Society (CPR-C); Red Cross (CPR-C or HCP); St. John Ambulance (CPR-C or HCP)

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

  • Online Interview

There is a competitive entrance requirement for this program. Please see the program page for details.

Please see program page for additional requirements and considerations.

Transfer & Credit Options may be available, please see for more information.

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 $5,940.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,248.20 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,075.00 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 January 20, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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