Paramedic One of very few programs to be accredited by Canadian Medical Association. State-of-the-art learning technology. Nationally recognized faculty.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to practice emergency out-of-hospital medical/trauma care and to function as an integral member of the health care team in assisting victims of injury or illness. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to safely and competently care for a diverse population in emergency and non-emergency situations. They will also be expected to administer medical interventions, including controlled medical acts, and provide compassionate care. The program is comprised of classroom, laboratory, hospital clinical and field placement experience.


Accredited by the Canadian Medical Association.

This program is highly competitive. Learn about admission requirements for highly competitive programs.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C or U)

All applicants must possess a minimum G2 driver's licence (applicants with demerit points may not be eligible for employment).

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 University Math; plus Grade 11 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U, SBI4U); plus Grade 12 College Chemistry or Grade 11 or 12 University Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C, SCH4U)

All applicants must possess a minimum G2 driver licence (applicants with demerit points may not be eligible for employment). Applicants are not required to submit proof of G2 licence until an offer of acceptance has been issued. Information on submission will be included in the acceptance letter.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics, and biology and chemistry courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Pre-health Sciences*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics, and biology and chemistry taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and mathematics, and biology and chemistry
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics, and testing/challenge exam in biology and chemistry that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) plus biology and chemistry
  • English, Literature or Communication and mathematics credit courses and most biology and chemistry credit courses from accredited colleges/universities
  • If home schooled, applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics, and testing/challenge exam in biology and chemistry that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Applicants must have up to date immunizations, valid Standard First Aid, CPR Level HCP certificate, Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Sector Checks prior to start of program. Refer to Additional Information on the program outline for information.

Please note that this is a highly competitive program. Recommended minimum grade in required subjects is 80%.

All accepted applicants must possess a minimum of an Ontario G2 driver's licence. Submission is due prior to July 31, 2016. Extensions will not be permitted. A ‘G’ licence is also acceptable. Take a photo or scan of the front and back of your licence and send it by email to Information on this process was included with all offers of acceptance. If you are unsure about this process please contact

Selection process

All applicants must write an admission test (HOAE). Selection is based on admission
requirements, academic grades and testing results.

Reference check

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.


View the Paramedic articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • PARA1002 Paramedic Fitness Training
  • PARA1003 Patient Care Theory 1
  • PARA1005 Medico Legal Aspects
  • PARA1008 Patient Care Theory 2
  • PARA1009 Patient Care Procedures - Intermediate
  • PARA1011 Hospital Clinical 1
  • PARA2000 Patient Care Theory 3
  • PARA2002 Advanced Skills Theory
  • PARA2005 Hospital Clinical 2
  • PARA2008 Paramedic Comprehensive Review
  • PARA2010 Pharmacology
  • BIOL1023 Anatomy and Physiology - Introduction
  • BIOL1024 Human Pathophysiology - Introduction
  • PARA1012 Communication for Paramedic
  • PARA1013 Patient Care Procedures - Introduction
  • BIOL1025 Anatomy and Physiology - Advanced
  • BIOL1026 Human Pathophysiology - Advanced
  • PARA1014 Crisis Intervention for Paramedic
  • PARA1016 Ambulance Operations - Lab
  • PARA1015 Ambulance Operations - Theory
  • PARA2011 Patient Care Procedures - Advanced
  • PARA2013 Advanced Skills Lab
  • PARA2012 Leadership and Professionalism

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Field Placements

  • PARA2006 Ambulance Field Experience
  • PARA2009 Ambulance Field Consolidation