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In addition to their current services for students, institutions are also developing supports to ensure a smooth and successful transition into the new learning methods for their programs.

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Advanced Care Paramedic Advanced Diploma

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Study Options
  • Work

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


    Need more information about Kelowna?

    City of Kelowna
    New Westminster


    Need more information about New Westminster?

    City of New Westminster


    Need more information about Victoria?

    City of Victoria
  • Length
    20 Months (three terms or 70 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $16,500 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Advanced Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • 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

Applications for the September 2020 program start term will open from February 1, 2020 to March 15, 2020. One cohort at the JIBC Victoria campus, and one at JIBC New Westminster campus. 

Applications for the September 2021 program start term will open from February 1, 2021 to March 15, 2021. One cohort at the JIBC Kelowna campus, and one at JIBC New Westminster campus. 

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Application Fee: $75

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic(minimum grade needed in bracket)

  1. High school graduation or mature student status (25 years or older)
  2. English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C) or equivalent 
  3. PCP Certificate
  4. JIBC ENGL 1100 or equivalent (C)
  5. JIBC BIOL 2203 or equivalent (C)
  6. JIBC HLSC 2214 or equivalent (C)
  7. JIBC HLSC 2215 or equivalent (C)
  8. JIBC HLSC 2216 or equivalent (C)
  9. JIBC CRES 1150 or equivalent
  10. JIBC STAT 1100 or equivalent (C)
  11. JIBC PSYC 1100 or equivalent (C) 


  • submit ACP Applicant Information Form
  • two years of PCP work experience at time of application deadline 
  • IV Insertion Training Certificate
  • current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider (HCP) Certification
  • current ITLS Basic (JIBC HLTH 1300) or PHTLS certification
  • a Criminal Record Check
  • current immunizations

Admission Advice

1. If you are applying for the 2021 program intake, you must have completed all of the above academic requirements and the following three additional courses:

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


2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements


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.


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.