Collège Boréal’s Paramedic program is getting a lot of attention and rightfully so! Program coups include impressive results following the provincial exam, contributing to the training of francophone health professionals, and a steadfast commitment to the community.
For a second consecutive year, 100% of Collège Boréal Paramedic graduates were awarded the provincial Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) certificate. Upon graduating, students having completed a recognized paramedic program must write a 6-hour provincial exam. Successful candidates are awarded the provincial AEMCA certification, which allows them to pursue a career in the paramedic field anywhere in Ontario.
Boréal is one of only two Ontario colleges to offer the two-year Paramedic program in French. Under the province’s French Language Services Act, some health-care facilities in Ontario are required to offer French services to clients. Such facilities can include hospitals, community health centres, retirement homes, and counselling centres, amongst others. Increasing the number of qualified French-speaking health-care professionals, such as paramedics, is therefore a priority.
Thanks to a recent donation from the Greater Sudbury Emergency Services, Boréal’s paramedic students now have access to a second ambulance. These emergency vehicles provide a real laboratory environment for students and allow them to simulate real-world experiences from the point of dispatch. Through regular use, students can also familiarize themselves with the layout and space constraints of the vehicles.
Collège Boréal Paramedic students are often called upon to provide first aid services at local events such as the Sudbury OSPCA’s Friends for Life Walk, the Foire familiale de la St-Jean, Cruisin’ for Organ Donors & Rich, etc.
“Collège Boréal is committed to offering superior quality programs and services. Based on annual Key Performance Indicator results, Collège Boréal remains one of the province’s top colleges. The success of our paramedic program is one of several examples that speak to the commitment and expertise of our faculty.”
Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal
“Collège Boréal, in partnership with the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS), aims to increase the number of French-speaking health-care professionals to better meet the needs of francophone minority communities. The AEMCA results and our students’ involvement in community events clearly reflect the quality of our program.”
Kim Morris, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.
Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of programs and services at six campuses and 37 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, as well as employment services. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in three out of the five areas surveyed! Out of 24 Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, and graduate satisfaction rate in the province. Moreover, with 96%, Boréal ranks 3rd out of all 24 colleges in employer satisfaction!
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