Emergency Medical Services

Be a critical aspect of saving lives

The Emergency Medical Services programs offer a rewarding and challenging career opportunity for those interested in providing emergency medical services to sick or injured patients before they arrive at the hospital or emergency room.

After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the Alberta College of Paramedics www.collegeofparamedics.org provincial certification exam. Your ACP license is required for employment in Alberta.

The Emergency Medical Technician program is a certificate program accredited by the Canadian Medical Association in which all provincial and national competencies are taught based on the National Occupational Competency Profile. The competencies are taught through lecture, self-study and extensive labs and practicums. Students learn to assess and treat patients in medical and trauma emergencies with 392 hours on campus followed by 40 hours hospital practicum and a minimum of 200 hours ambulance practicum.

Lethbridge College is proud to partner with NAIT and Southern Alberta EMS departments to provide this exciting program.

Emergency Medical Services is right for you if you:

  • have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • are a strong leader with solid decision-making skills
  • have a desire to help those in need
  • are calm, reassuring and efficient under pressure
  • value teamwork.

Your options:

Medical First Responder (MFR):

Program length: 80 hours theory

  • Current Standard First Aid
  • CPR - C
  • 18 years or older

EMT Student Admission Assessment:

Registration will be open from March 13, 2017 to April 7, 2017.


  • Successful completion of EMR or MFR ACP Exam
  • Current CPR-HCP
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years or older


  • Spring Assessment for August program: April 14, 2017 to April 28, 2017.
  • Fall Assessment for January program

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT):

Program length: 392 hours theory and lab; hospital and ambulance practicum to follow

  • 18 years or older
  • EMR or MFR, registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP)
  • CPR - HCP
  • Successful completion of EMT Student Admission Assessment


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To register for any of these programs, call 403-320-3310.

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