The aim of the Prehospital Emergency Care program is to prepare students to practise the occupation of ambulance technician.
Ambulance technicians provide assistance to individuals of all ages and in all conditions who require prehospital emergency services with a view to reducing morbidity and mortality. They are responsible for providing, among other things, primary medical care, trauma care, care related to behavioural disorders, and other types of care. This includes the professional activities identified in the Regulation respecting the professional activities that may be engaged in within the framework of pre-hospital emergency services. Ambulance technicians are also trained to respond to accidents, antisocial acts, and to specific situations.
Length of training
Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.
Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.
To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:
• No requirements
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
Paramedical occupations (3234)
Labour market relation
In the work force (Information from the MEESR)
|Number or code
||Name of course/Competency
||To analyze the job function.
||To develop an integrated view of the human body and its functions.
||To preserve one’s psychological and physical integrity.
||To move patients.
||To use patient assessment methods.
||To interpret a clinical situation.
||To communicate in helping relationships.
||To intervene with patients requiring resuscitation.
||To establish relationships between pharmacology or drug use and clinical situations.
||To prevent the spread of infection or immunological disorders.
||To intervene with patients requiring medical care.
||To communicate in the workplace.
||To use an ambulance in intervention situations.
||To intervene with patients in trauma situations.
||To behave professionally in accordance with the occupation’s code of ethics.
||To deal with social and cultural realities surrounding health matters.
||To intervene with patients exhibiting various behavioural problems.
||To intervene on the scene of a disaster or an antisocial act or in specific situations.
Number of contact hours allotted for specific training: 2085