Yukon College Home Continuing Education Primary Care Paramedic Certificate (PCP)

Primary Care Paramedic Certificate (PCP)

***The Primary Care Paramedic Program will be offered in the Fall of 2015, contingent on having 12-15 qualified applicants. Applications will be received until March 27, 2015. In early April, candidates will be interviewed, assessed, and ranked (as per the outline in the Application Package). The decision to run the program will be made mid-April, 2015, and will be based on having the required number of qualified, committed applicants after the assessment stage.

Yukon College has partnered with the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) to offer the Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) certificate at our Whitehorse campus. The PCP certificate will equip you with a solid foundation to prepare you for employment opportunities to practice as a paramedic in a wide variety of pre-hospital care environments. Pursue this stimulating career equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, and gain the confidence and aptitude to work in this dynamic and gratifying profession. As the demand for healthcare professionals continues to grow, so will employment opportunities for graduates of the Primary Care Paramedic certificate.

You will participate in a four-week online independent study course, a 16-week classroom portion, and an independently scheduled hospital and ambulance practicum. The hospital and ambulance practicum must be completed within three months following the classroom portion. You’ll benefit from the skill set and hands-on experience from the instructors who will lead the courses, including: educators, physicians, registered nurses and practicing paramedics— professionals who understand the rewards of their work.

The PCP certificate meets or exceeds the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCPs) for Primary Care Paramedics developed by the Paramedic Association of Canada, and is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association.



FOR MORE INFORMATION: please contact Dan Anton, chair, School of Continuing Education and Training at 867.668.5258 or danton@yukoncollege.yk.ca