About this program

Start Date

September 2024


Fort Frances


Program Length

Two years



Ontario College Diploma

Durham College

About the program

Today’s paramedics must be both highly skilled first responders and compassionate caregivers. In this program, students will build the diverse skillset needed to succeed in the field with a focus on medical theory and techniques, social and communication skills, critical thinking and effective decision-making. Training includes clinical and field placement components, as well as an emphasis on physical and emotional wellness. Students are provided with access to SGEI’s healthcare lab and practice space to support their learning.

Semester 1

ANTY 1401 Paramedic Anatomy/Physiology
CLIN 1400 Paramedic Clinical
FITS 1401 Paramedic Fitness and Wellness
GNED 0000 General Education Elective
GNED 1000 General Elective Credit
LEAD 1400 Leadership
THEO 1401 Paramedic Theory I
THEO 1402 Paramedic Theory Lab I

Semester 2

ANTY 2400 Paramedic Anatomy/Physiology II
CLIN 2400 Paramedic Clinical II
FITS 2401 Paramedic Fitness And Wellness II
GNED 0000 General Education Elective
MATH 2400 Paramedic Medical Mathematics
MED 2400 Paramedic Medical Legal Issues
THEO 2400 Paramedic Theory II
THEO 2401 Paramedic Theory Lab II

Semester 3

ANTY 3400 Paramedic Anatomy/Physiology III
EMEG 3401 Paramedic Crisis Management
PRAT 3400 Paramedic Practicum I
THEO 3400 Paramedic Theory III
THEO 3401 Paramedic Theory Lab III

Semester 4

ETH 4400 Paramedic Ethical Issues
PRAT 4400 Paramedic Practicum II
THEO 4400 Paramedic Theory IV
THEO 4401 Paramedic Lab Theory IV


Option A

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U level),
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U level),
  • Grade 11 or 12 biology (C, M or U level), and
  • Grade 11 or 12 chemistry (C, M or U level)

Option B

  • Emergency Services Fundamentals Certificate

Are you missing program prerequisites?

Are you missing prerequisites for a program? We can help! SGEI offers common prerequisite courses during the summer, or we can arrange for you to complete a test to enter the program. All you have to do is apply, and we will be in touch with you.


  • Tuition (Year 1): $7,711 (estimated)
  • Tuition (Year 2): $7,711 (estimated)

Funding opportunities

If you need assistance funding your education, visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about bursaries, grants, OSAP and more. Successful applicants to SGEI’s Paramedic program may be eligible to receive the Ontario Learn and Stay Grant, which provides free tuition in exchange for a commitment to work in the region following graduation.

Meet your coordinator(s)

Our dedicated program coordinators are here to help you succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

Malcolm Daley

Fort Frances campus
(807) 274-2796

Rachel Sitar

Kenora campus
(807) 468-3096

Have questions? Connect with a coordinator!

Have questions about this program? Contact a coordinator directly or submit your question(s) below and a program coordinator will reach out to you.

Career options

Paramedic program graduates can expect to find work as medical attendants, military medical technicians, paramedics, or primary care paramedics.

Where you might work

  • Emergency rooms
  • Hospitals
  • Emergency Services organizations


I love the environment of SGEI; it gives people a chance to stay close to home and still [work] toward their career choice. It has been a blessing being able to learn more about my culture. It truly is the backbone of SGEI, and it definitely helps others open themselves up to going back to school or even trying something new.
Aurora McRitchie
SGEI Student

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