About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:1 Year

Program Highlights

  • Designed for current primary care paramedics, the program meets the demand of Ontario’s emergency medical service organizations for advanced care paramedics.
  • Approximately 620 hours of hands-on, practical work experience.
  • Expert faculty with a strong background in the paramedic field.
  • Didactic portion of program is offered over two days each week, allowing you to maintain employment.
  • Upon successful completion of the program and provincial examinations, you will be eligible for employment as an advanced care paramedic in Ontario.

Career Opportunities

  • Advanced care paramedic

The ACP program at Niagara College is designed to allow working and non-working PCP’s return for training in advance paramedic skill, offering full time classes over a 2 day period. While taking the ACP program, I was able to secure part-time employment as a PCP for Niagara EMS and continue studying. The high fidelity simulation labs enhanced my practical skills and having active Advance Care Paramedic’s involved as my faculty ensured I was obtaining the most current information.

Shayne Petrusma, Paramedic graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
#0854 - 1 Year Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2018Closed
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not Available
September 2019Open
January 2020Not Available
May 2020Not Available

Future Study Options


We offer a range of future study options for NC graduates. Visit vnmanga.info/pathways for details.

Transfer Credits

For information about transfer credits, exemptions and prior learning recognition visit vnmanga.info/transfercredit.