Campus: Sudbury (SU)

Program coordinator:
René Lapierre, ext. 4510

Program code:


Admission code:



2 years


This program covers emergency care services performed to minimize complications before and during transportation of a patient to the hospital. It prepares aspiring paramedics to work in Ontario and to take  the theory examination of the ambulance service branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health, with the title Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA).

Tuition fees (approx.):

$3,522.90 (1st year - 2 semesters)
$3,522.90 (2nd year - 2 semesters)

Other fees (attestation, activities, etc.):

$2,500 (approximate; includes obligatory purchase of an iPad or iPod Touch or iPhone (only Apple products are compatible with the program’s software)

Admission requirements:

  • Ontario high school diploma or its equivalent from another province, or mature student status
  • 2 French credits (at least 1 mandatory group course): grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university
  • 1 biology credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university
  • 1 English credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university
  • 1 chemistry or health credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university
  • A minimum 60% passing grade of the Paramedic Physical Examination Test (PET)
  • CPHG video >>
  • Paramedic (AMBP) 2014 >>


Other requirements:

  • A medical authorization form completed by a doctor (a form is included in the admissions kit)
  • Mandatory participation at an orientation day and physical evaluation before the beginning of classes (first semester)
  • Capacity to lift, with a partner, a person weighing 95 kg (210 pounds) (before the Semester 2 in order to be admissible to Semester 3)
  • Police clearance (criminal record check) including a vulnerable sectors check
  • The following documents must be submitted to the College before July 1st of the First Semester :
    • Class G2 driver’s licence or equivalent
    • Official Current immunization record
    • Medical certificate signed by a doctor or his or her delegate
    • Standard first aid certificate (must be dated after May of the year the program begins)
    • First aid certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR - Level C (must be dated after May of the year the program begins)
    • WHMIS certificate (must be dated after May of the year the program begins)
    • Certificate of adjustment for mask N-95


Work environment (type of employer):

  • Land ambulance services in Ontario
  • Occupational health and safety agent
  • Air ambulance services in Ontario
  • Emergency services dispatcher
  • Non-emergency transfer services
  • First aid for mining operations


Possibility of a bachelor’s degree or other title:

Many universities recognize the postsecondary credits of Collège Boréal. Each university has its own admission criteria. After your college studies, the university of your choice will evaluate your credits in order to establish appropriate equivalence.

Academic qualification:

Ontario college diploma


  • A 70% passing grade in all of the program’s core courses is mandatory
  • It is essential to be able to communicate orally and in writing in both French and English during clinical internships
  • Most specialized Health Sciences textbooks are only available in English. The Collège favours the use of French textbooks appropriate to the study program wherever possible
  • The student may be required to travel outside the region at his or her own expense for clinical internships.

This program is part of the “Consortium national de formation en santé au Collège Boréal” project and is made possible with the financial support of Health Canada.

Semester 1

  • BIO1016 ~  Anatomie et physiologie I
  • ENG1003 ~  English Communications I
  • INF1078  ~ Logiciels Microsoft
  • SPM1006 ~  Aspects médico- légaux
  • PSY1001 ~ Développement de la personne
  • SPM1012 ~  Soins du patient – Théorie I (Paramédicaux)
  • SPM1013 ~  Laboratoire- évaluations et pratiques I (Paramédicaux)
  • SPM1022 ~ Activité physique préparatoire à l’emploi I
  • SPM1026 ~ Conditionnement physique paramédic I
  • SPM1028 ~ Lois et déontologie professionnelle

Semester 2

  • BIO1013 ~  Anatomie et physiologie II
  • SPM1016 ~  Soins du patient – Théorie II (Paramédicaux)
  • SPM1017 ~  Laboratoire-évaluations et pratiques II (Paramédicaux)
  • SPM1018 ~  Interventions avancées / les paramédics
  • SPM1021 ~ Pharmacologie paramédicale
  • SPM1024 ~ Activité physique préparatoire paramédic II
  • SPM1027 ~ Conditionnement physique paramédic II
  • STG1111 ~  Stage pratique I – Soins paramédicaux
  • CHOIX ~ Formation générale au choix

Semester 3

  • FRA1005 ~ Français I
  • SPM1005 ~  Interventions en situations de crises préhospitalières
  • SPM1008 ~  Laboratoire-évaluations et pratique III
  • SPM1011 ~  Opérations ambulancières
  • SPM1020 ~  Soins du patient - théorie III
  • SPM1025 ~ Activité physique préparatoire à l’emploi III
  • STG1112 ~  Stage pratique II – Soins paramédicaux

Semester 4

  • SPM1004 ~  Revue compréhensive – Soins paramédicaux
  • STG1037 ~  Stage d’intégration – Soins paramédicaux

For a description of the course outlines in French, please visit

For all questions about this program or any other program offered by the School of Health Sciences, please write us at