Program Information

Students looking for a challenging career opportunity in emergency care services, health facilities, and other health care agencies, will find that Lambton College’s Paramedic program can get them there with the skills they need to succeed. Students choose Lambton College because:

They can apply their skills in state-of-the-art experiential learning simulation environments:
Paramedic Lab and Ambulance Simulator – students experience what it feels like to drive emergency vehicles in varied road conditions in a safe and controlled learning environment.
Community Apartment Virtual Lab - allows for a real life working environment in a controlled setting.
Our graduates are eligible to work anywhere in Canada – it is one of only a few programs with National Accreditation through the Equal Canada. 
There are a number of volunteer opportunities that exist for students to assist with paramedic services in the community (i.e. OHL Sarnia Sting games, local fundraising and entertainment events).

Graduates apply relevant theory, practice safely and competently, and comply with current legislation, regulations, standards, and established policies and procedures. Students are encouraged to use the free gym membership since fitness is a major attribute to success in several areas of the program. Access to a vehicle is also required to attend clinical sites in terms 2, 3 and Consolidation in term 4. Students are encouraged to complete Class F Ontario Driver's License at their earliest convenience to prepare for employment opportunities.

Fall 2021 Delivery Format

For the Fall 2021 term, this program will be partially remote. Students in first year will be expected to be on campus sporadically throughout the week to complete hands-on curriculum in a safe and socially distanced environment.

For upper year students, information about delivery format is available on mylambton.ca.

See Course List

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with a minimum grade of 70% in the following:

  • Grade 12 English C or U
  • Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U
  • Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U

Course List

COM-1013: Critical Thinking and Writing

In this writing course, students will respond to current issues and news articles via various styles of paragraphs and essays. Students will strive for clarity of message and diplomatic expression of opinion based on fact. Students will practice thinking critically and will organize and hone their writing to ensure clarity and correctness in their messages. Critical Thinking and Writing lays the foundation for a subsequent research- writing course.

IPH-1001: Interprofessional Perspectives

As a new student to a health care profession this course introduces you to the workings of interprofessional teams. Concepts of teamwork, conflict resolution, the health care system and ethics will be presented through a unique interprofessional delivery model.

PARA-1004: Patient Care Theory I

The major emphasis of this course is placed on the responsibilities of the student in assessing, managing and transporting patients in stabilized conditions, emergency situations and situations that may become emergencies. Students will learn the assessment, pathophysiological processes and management of various medical and traumatic problems that may afflict pre-hospital patients.

PARA-1014: Patient Care Procedures I

In this course, the student will acquire the skills necessary to perform basic assessment and pre-hospital care interventions to victims of trauma. The student will apply those selected laboratory skills for the provision of basic pre-hospital emergency care in various simulated laboratory settings. At the end of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate his/her ability to lift, transfer, position, and transport patients in the pre-hospital settings (patient weighing up to 90kg). The student will also be able to demonstrate the safe and effective application of a variety of skills and equipment utilized by paramedic profession.

PARA-1022: Medical-Legal Aspects

This course will introduce the ethical and legal responsibilities for the paramedic. This course is designed to introduce the student with the ability to apply relevant legislations and regulations that govern today's paramedic. The delivery of this course is in a Hybrid Format. Sections of the course will be completed by the student online, and some of the course will be delivered face to face. The student will be scheduled to be in class 1 hour per week. The second hour of this course is expected to be concluded outside of the classroom environment.

PARA-1033: Anatomy and Physiology I

Course content provides a basic introduction to the interaction and interdependence of structure and function in humans. Application of this course content will be implemented in laboratory/clinical/field practice.

PARA-1043: Crisis Intervention

This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the changes in physical and psychosocial presentations when dealing with patients in crisis situations. Units covered will deal with death and dying as well as victims of abuse and those involved with substance abuse. Behavioural patterns will be examined and certain mental illness will be explored. There will be an understanding of the concepts of suicide, as well as how to manage the potentially violent patient.

PED-1043: Fitness for the Paramedic I

This course is designed to help prepare the student for the strenuous physical demands of Emergency Service employment. Students participate in various methods of cardiovascular, strength/endurance and flexibility training. Emphasis is placed on the students understanding of the basic principles of fitness training and how these principles can be used to increase one's fitness level.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

COM-2073: Communications for Paramedics

This course tackles communications specific to the health field and is designed to further develop students' communication proficiency. Students will analyze paramedic scenarios to create accurate and clear paramedic reports. Public speaking and specific research report writing skills are honed. Advocacy and peer education will drive the research and documentation process. Current paramedicine issues and research will serve as the impetus for creation of informed research reports and presentations.

PARA-2004: Patient Care Theory II

This course is a continuation of Patient Care Theory I. The major emphasis of this course is placed on the responsibilities of the student in assessing, managing and transporting patients in stabilized conditions, emergency situations and situations that may become emergencies. Students will learn the assessment, processes and management of various medical problems that may afflict pre-hospital patients.

PARA-2015: Patient Care Procedures II

In this course, the student will acquire the skills necessary to perform specific assessment and pre-hospital care interventions to victims of trauma or the critically ill. He/she will also learn how to recognize complications and minimize them, either at the scene or during transport by ambulance. The student will apply those selected laboratory skills for the provision of specific pre-hospital emergency care in various simulated laboratory settings. At the end of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate his/her ability to perform skills related to the traumatic conditions studied in PCT 1004.

PARA-2024: Pathophysiology - Emergency Medical Care

This course is designed for students who have a general understanding and working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. Students will study how and why a disease develops and progresses. The focus will be on pathophysiology of diseases and situations requiring emergency medical care.

PARA-2033: Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is the second part of a two part anatomy and physiology course designed for students enrolled in the Paramedic Program. It is a continuation of the structures and physiology that make up the human body. It will complete the study of the body in preparation for the study of pathophysiology and patient care procedures.

PARA-2103: Field Experience I

Practical experience will be provided in a number of settings. Students will apply theoretical content of previous courses through observation in land ambulance services. Students may also visit such areas as: Dispatch Centers, Nursing Homes, and Base Hospital. During this portion of the program the student will successfully complete the Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Workshop.

PED-2043: Fitness for the Paramedic II

The focus of this course is to help prepare the student for the physical demands faced by the Paramedic. Paramedic employment is acknowledged to be a physically demanding and hazardous civilian occupation. Both the highly strenuous nature of a Paramedic's job and the unusually high incidence of job-related injuries are well documented. However, when Paramedics meet established medical and fitness standards, the incidence of accidents and injuries is reduced and job performance is enhanced.

PARA-3004: Patient Care Theory III

The major emphasis of this course is placed on the responsibilities of the paramedic in assessing and treating patients with various medical conditions using best practice guidelines in conjunction with the Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards of Ontario. The learner will incorporate pathophysiology and their prior knowledge of patient care assessment techniques and decision making skills to new theoretical patient care situations including, but not limited to, toxicological, environmental, and obstetrical emergencies. Special care situations such as geriatric, pediatric, neonatal, multi-casualty and biological warfare are incorporated to stress the importance of the learners adaptation to dynamic situations. Patient Care Theory III is a continuation of Patient Care Theory II.

PARA-3015: Patient Care Procedures III: Lab

This course is a continuation of Patient Care Procedures II. The student will acquire the skills necessary to perform specific assessment and pre-hospital care interventions to victims of all types of medical emergencies and cardiac arrest. In a scenario setting the student will recognize patient complications and minimize them, either at the scene or during transport by ambulance. The learner will apply assessment skills and treatment according to specific pre-hospital emergency standards. At the end of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate his/her ability to perform skills related to the following pre hospital emergencies: cardiac/respiratory, heat/cold, burns, aquatic/diving pediatric, diabetic, allergic, pregnancy and delivery/neonatal.

PARA-3033: Operations and Professional Issues

This course emphasizes the techniques necessary to ensure driver and vehicle readiness for emergency service. Utilizing the classroom, students will acquire the skills required to maintain emergency vehicles and drive defensively avoiding hazards. Radio Communication skills, as well as hazardous material recognition in relation to W.H.M.I.S. The student will be introduced to the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale System when reporting to hospital staff. Throughout the course we will develop the students' knowledge base in Professionalism and the techniques required to work effectively with expectations of the paramedic when interacting within a team setting. Professionalism and professional judgement will be discussed to ensure that the student will develop the knowledge to make decisions effectively.

PARA-3084: Advanced Skills for Primary Care - Theory

This course provides the learner with the cognitive knowledge and assessment skills necessary to become certified in and safely perform pre-hospital symptom relief and defibrillation. The learner will be introduced to advanced skills such as pre-hospital pharmacology and the delivery of medications, cardiac monitoring, semi-automated external defibrillation and an introduction to 12-lead ECG interpretation. The successful learner will adapt these skills to provide safe and effective patient care treatment in a theorectical setting. The learner's main focus will be to recognize and choose appropriate patient care treatment strategies based on patient assessment and evaluation in dynamic pre-hospital case study situations.

PARA-3106: Clinical Experience II

This course provides the opportunity for the student to receive practical experience in the ambulance as well as various selected hospital departments. Ambulance Experience Under direct supervision of a paramedic crew, the student will participate in, analyze and review emergency and non-emergency situations, which will form a basis for the consolidation experience and ultimately professional practice in the future. Hospital Clinical Experience The hospital provides the opportunity for Paramedic students to determine the influence of pre-hospital care on subsequent patient care. It provides a realistic yet supervised setting for direct patient care in which learners will have the opportunity for skill development related to patient assessment, supportive care and observed treatment as well as participation with the health care team. To achieve the purposes of the hospital clinical experience, the following clinical areas may be utilized: 1. intensive care unit, coronary care unit, neurological unit 2. recovery room 3. emergency department 4. labour and delivery 150 nursery 5. pediatrics unit

PED-3043: Fitness for the Paramedic III

This course is designed to help further prepare the paramedic student for the physical demands of emergency service employment. Using previously learned physical training techniques the focus is for students to continue to enhance their abilities to lift and transfer patients in simulated training sessions. The effects of shift work and job related stress on the physical and mental health of the Paramedic is also examined.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

PARA-4106: Clinical Experience III (consolidation)

This course provides the student with a concentrated period of field experience to further develop the ability to assess and meet the needs of the patient. Under the direct supervision of a paramedic crew the student will review, participate in and analyze emergency situations, which will form a basis for professional practice in the future.

PARA-4122: Paramedic Comprehensive Review

As the concluding component of the program, students enrolled in this comprehensive course will consolidate key concepts of pre-hospital care. The student will be removed from their clinical placement and will return to the college to write two comprehensive A-EMCA style examinations.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

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Technology Requirements

This program requires an iPad.

See full device requirements.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates are employed in emergency medical services. Many graduates further their education to the Advanced Care Paramedic level. A Class F driver’s license is required for employment.

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