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Primary Care Paramedic Certificate


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program may be offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with JIBC about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Chilliwack

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    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
    30 Credits (8 months, Full-Time) or (17 months, Part-Time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $4700 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1150 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate
  • Learning Method Options
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)
    • Off-site
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020

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

Visit www.jibc.ca for further information.

Application Fee: $75

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade in bracket)

  • high school graduation or mature student status (be at least 25 years old)
  • English 12 (C) or equivalent
Non-Academic
  • Valid Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certificate within the last three years
  • current immunizations
  • Criminal Record Check

Admission Advice

1. Acceptable equivalent Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certificate include the following (you will need one of):

  • JIBC PARA-1050 
  • JIBC PARA-1051
  • Valid EMR License PLUS CPR for HCP
  • Non-JIBC EMR Certification PLUS CPR for HCP
  • Current OFA Level 3 PLUS CPR for HCP
  • Other requests for equivalency will be reviewed at time of application. Equivalent must include CPR for HCP.

2. Admission to the Primary Care Paramedic program is contingent of availability of seats, completion of all admission criteria, submission of supporting documentation and applicant ranking as determined by a selection process.

3. Additional points may be granted in the selection process for the following:

  • A Grade 12 science course (biology, chemistry or physics), and/or
  • previous volunteer work (supporting letter of reference from organization) 

4. If you are an international student, please view the International Application Package or email international@jibc.ca for more information. 

 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum score):

  • A "C" grade in English 12 or English Literature 12 or equivalent 
  • A TOEFL iBT = 80 overall, with at least a score of 20 in each of the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing sections
  • An IELTS = 6.5 overall, with no band less than 6.0
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLB) = 7 Listening, 7 Speaking, 7 Reading, 7 Writing
  • Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) = 60 overall, with at least 50 on all subtests 
  • Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) = "C" in C1 Advanced 
  • VCC's ELSK 0815 and ELSK 0820 (with a grade of "Satisfactory" on both
  • A grade of 3 or "C" in Advance Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
  • A grade of 6 or "C" in International Baccalaureate English Level A (higher level)
  • An undergraduate degree from an English speaking post-secondary institution
  • Other equivalents may be considered by the registrar

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

There are no specific institute admission requirements beyond the regular program admission requirements for JIBC program offerings.

Out-of-Province

There are no specific institute admission requirements beyond the regular program admission requirements for JIBC program offerings.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit, check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit, check here.

Mature Student

Not Applicable

 

International Student

Admission requirements for international students can be found on this page

For details on JIBC's International Programs, check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

To apply for a JIBC Program check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.