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Prehospital Emergency Care

Code 181.A0
DiplomaDCS
SectorHealth Services (19)
CUISEP code353-350.CP
Number of credits90
StatusProgram approved in 2006.
Educational organizations offering the program

Program objectives

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.

Admission conditions

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)

Job titles

ambulance attendant

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Name of course/Competency
052A To analyze the job function.
052B To develop an integrated view of the human body and its functions.
052C To preserve one’s psychological and physical integrity.
052D To move patients.
052E To use patient assessment methods.
052F To interpret a clinical situation.
052G To communicate in helping relationships.
052H To intervene with patients requiring resuscitation.
052J To establish relationships between pharmacology or drug use and clinical situations.
052K To prevent the spread of infection or immunological disorders.
052L To intervene with patients requiring medical care.
052M To communicate in the workplace.
052N To use an ambulance in intervention situations.
052P To intervene with patients in trauma situations.
052Q To behave professionally in accordance with the occupation’s code of ethics.
052R To deal with social and cultural realities surrounding health matters.
052S To intervene with patients exhibiting various behavioural problems.
052T 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