Our communities are experiencing increasing demand on health-care services where residents have limited access to the services required. That's where the community paramedic comes in. Community paramedics use their mobile care response skills to bring services to members of the community who may not be able to access available services otherwise. They work collaboratively with health-care professionals in the community to provide faster and more efficient health-care services.
The Community Paramedic advanced certificate program will enhance your training as a primary care or advanced care paramedic to focus on prevention, client education, geriatrics, palliative care, mental health and addictions, and chronic disease management. It builds on the on-site response expertise you have already obtained so you can apply it to caring for patients in their homes and community.
Community Paramedic is a 30-week program offered via a combination of online learning and hands-on lab and clinical practice experiences through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus. On-site labs and community-based clinical experiences will enable you to apply the knowledge, theory and skills you acquire in a variety of environments. You will spend 53 hours in hands-on, practical labs building your competency in specialized skills. During a clinical practicum, you will be able to use these skills in the real world. Your practicum may be completed in a variety of settings such as long-term care, mental health, community clinics and more.
Community paramedic is a rewarding career with an expanding range of job opportunities. Graduates from the program may be employed by ambulance services or health authorities. Roles can include opportunities in collaborative emergency centres, mobile health units and community services.
For more information about career opportunities related to this program, contact Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you or check the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics job postings.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Community Paramedic||Paramedical Occupations (3234)||$42,700 - $82,300|
September and February
Some online programs include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. Online programs may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.
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Note: Non-Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates will be granted admission to this program on a case-by-case basis.
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
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