Advanced Care Paramedic, Graduate Diploma | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology | Edmonton, Canada
24 months
721 CAD/credit 21630 CAD/year
145 CAD/credit 4350 CAD/year
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Advanced Care Paramedic from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology prepares graduates for a rewarding and challenging career in providing emergency medical services to the sick and injured. Advanced Care Paramedics are members of the inter-professional health care team, working collaboratively with other emergency medical personnel, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.  


Advanced Care Paramedic from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology primarily provide care of patients at emergency scenes in the pre hospital care setting, but can also have roles in emergency departments and other settings within an acute care hospital setting. They are responsible for assessing a patient’s condition to determine the extent of his or her injury or illness and immediate care needs, and providing treatment that includes advanced life support procedures, airway management, medication administration, tending to traumatic injuries, intravenous catheterization, bandaging, splinting, suturing child birth, mental health crisis interventions, and more. Patient care often includes initial stabilization of the patient and transport via ambulance to health care facilities for further treatment.


Upon graduation, you may find employment with private or public funded ambulance services, integrated fire and ambulance services and acute healthcare hospital settings. Employment as an Advanced Care Paramedic is subject to licensing requirements for the province you work in under the respective college. See certification tab for more details.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology
  • Professional Practice and Legal Concepts
  • Assessment & History Taking
  • Research in Healthcare
  • Care of Specialized Populations
  • Health, Safety, and Wellness
  • Advanced Cardiac Care
  • Critical Care Integration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted any time, but we recommend submitting your application at least 90 days before the application deadline.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English 30-1 or English 30-2
  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2
  • Biology 30 or Science 30
  • Proof of current EMT (PCP) registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics
  • Proof of EMT (PCP) certificate and transcript from the training institution.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Online Interview

One of the following CPR certifications:

  • 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)
  • NAIT CPRS100 - Basic Life Support course.
  • Basic ITLS or PhTLS or equivalent card, dated within 3 years of the start date of classes. Advanced ITLS training and certification will be provided during the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21630 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 721 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    4350 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 145 CAD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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