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Advanced Care Paramedic Advanced Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Kelowna

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    City of Kelowna
    New Westminster

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    City of New Westminster
    Victoria

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    20 Months
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $17,000
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1500
  • Credential Granted
    Advanced Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

    New Westminster (starts in the Fall each year); Victoria or Kelowna (starts on alternating years)

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out JIBC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

The Advanced Care Paramedic program starts each Fall at the New Westminster campus. In addition, a regional cohort may be offered in either Victoria or Kelowna on alternating years.

The application period for each intake opens the preceding February with the selection process taking place in April. Check and verify directly with JIBC for application dates and deadlines of future program intakes (click on the tab of Application & Deposit Due Dates').

Application Fee: $75

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. High school graduation or mature student status (21 years or older)

2. English 12 (C) or English First Peoples 12 (C) or equivalent
 
3. PCP (Primary Care Paramedic) Certificate and License

4. Completion of JIBC's Health Sciences Diploma or the following courses*:

Note(*): Click here for course equivalency table of the above courses or use BC Transfer Guide to look for course equivalencies. Applicants who have completed the appropriate equivalent courses may apply for a review of those courses to meet the admission requirements. 

Non-Academic

  • Submit ACP Applicant Information Form (in addition to submitting an Online Application to JIBC)
  • Two years of PCP (Primary Care Paramedic) work experience at time of application deadline 
  • IV Insertion License Endorsement or Training Certificate
  • Current ITLS Basic (JIBC HLTH 1300) or PHTLS certification
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (formally CPR for Healthcare Provider (HCP))

Admission Advice

1. Candidates who have met admission requirements will be invited to complete two assessment elements:

  • Medical Knowledge Test
  • Panel Interview

2. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to provide the following:

3. Admission is competitive based on availability of seas, completion of admission criteria and applicant ranking as determined by a process of selective admission evaluation. 

4. This program does not accept international applicants at this time. International applicants are encouraged to contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy JIBC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you are required to take English Language Proficiency Requirement through one of the following ways:

  • English 12 (C) or English Studies 12 (C) or English First Peoples 12 (C) or equivalent 
  • One of the testing options (must be written within 24 months of the program start date):
    • IELTS Academic = at least 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
    • TOEFL iBT = at least 80 overall, with at least 20 in each band
    • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Test) = at least 60 overall, with 50 in each skill band
    • Cambridge English Exams = score of C in C1 Advanced
    • CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test) = at least 7 in each skill band
    • PTE (Pearson Test of English) = at least 58 overall
    • Duolingo English Test = at least score of 110 (taken after February 1, 2020 and will be accepted for the Winter 2022 intake)
  • Vancouver Community College's ELSK 0815 (S) and ELSK 0820 (S)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Institutional Admission Requirements for all JIBC programs of 30 credits or more are listed as below:

1. High school graduation or mature student status (21 years or older)

2. English 12 (C) or English First Peoples 12 (C) or equivalent

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

In addition to satisfying JIBC's Institutional Admission Requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for JIBC in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

Out-of-Province

In addition to satisfying JIBC's Institutional Admission Requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for JIBC in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward a program at JIBC. Please refer to JIBC's Transfer Credit web page. Use BC Transfer Guide to check course transferability/equivalency of courses completed in BC. 

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission, along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward a program at JIBC. Please refer to JIBC's Transfer Credit web page

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission, along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated (if your education was obtained outside of BC and/or was completed some years ago).

Mature Student

Mature Student = an applicant who does not have high school graduation or equivalent, and is at least 21 years of age. Applicants in the mature student admission category must meet all other admission requirements of their intended program of study. 

 

International Student

Details for international applicants on how to apply is available here. 

Click here for details on JIBC's programs and resources for international students

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

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