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Your Dream.

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Passion.

OLS Academy has a passion for Paramedic Education. Let our team of experienced Paramedic Educators, turn your dream into a career, in as little as 12 months.

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Program Overview:

Next Intake: August 22, 2022

Our Primary Care Paramedic Diploma program is an intensive 12-month blend of classroom, lab, and on-the-job training.  OLS Academy students benefit from instruction that is fuelled by innovation but grounded by time tested foundational principles in Paramedicine.  

 

Our program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and competently serve their communities as integral members of the healthcare team. During the program, our students learn:

  • Safe working procedures 

  • Human anatomy & physiology  

  • Pathophysiology and treatment strategies relating to common and/or emergent conditions 

  • Medical and Trauma patient assessments 

  • Emergency scene management 

  • Patient handling, extrication and safe lifting techniques 

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving strategies 

  • The importance of and strategies to maintain physical fitness 

  • Self-defense  

  • Paramedic service operation modalities and best practices 

  • Safe and defensive driving techniques 

Why Choose OLS Academy?

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Experience

When passion and experience collide, amazing things happen. 

Through engaging lectures and a dynamic learning environment, our experienced Faculty will turn your passion for helping others, into a career. 

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Simulation

Paramedics are expected to perform in a variety of clinical and emergent environments.  

 

That's why our certified Simulationist uses tools such as the iSimulate System and our ambulance simulator, to blur the lines between the classroom and the real-world. 

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Fitness

Physical strength is a critical component for Paramedics.

That's why our Campus provides you with 24/7 access to our on site gym and employs a Personal Fitness Trainer, to guide you throughout your studies. 

In addition, our Training Partnership with Quantum Jiu-Jitsu promotes physical conditioning, while teaching you the skills to keep yourself and your patient safe. 

Admission Requirements:

 

To qualify for our Selection Process, you must meet the mandatory pre-requisites. 

Traditional Admissions Pathway: 

  • Provide proof of successful completion of Grade 12. (Diploma or GED) 

If you are currently in Grade 12, a letter from your school indicating you are a student in good-standing, is required. 

  • Successfully complete the following courses, with a minimum average of 65%. 

    • Biology 11 or 12

    • English 11 or 12

    • Math 11 or 12

  • Be at least 19 years old, prior to the start of the Preceptorship Phase. (April 25th, 2023)

Mature Student Admissions Pathway:

 

OLS Academy understands that changes in life’s trajectory can occur at any stage.  It is strongly felt that no individual should face undue challenges in changing that trajectory no matter the timing of their decision to do so. Individuals classed as "Mature Students" will have the opportunity to enroll into OLS Academy’s Primary Care Program via an alternate admissions path.

 

A Mature Student is an applicant who:

  • Is at least 21 years of age AND

  • DOES NOT meet the admission requirements for direct acceptance via the traditional admissions pathway

 

The eligibility for Mature Students will be evaluated on a case by case basis, with the following taken into consideration:

  • Work experience

  • Panel interview results

  • Comportment

Candidates pursuing the Mature Student Pathway to admission, must submit:

  • Proof of High School graduation or GED

  • Resume with Cover Letter 

 

Regardless of admissions pathway, all candidates must: 

  • Provide proof of a valid drivers license. (Class 5) 

  • Submit a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.

    • Valid within the past 30-days.

  • Submit Immunization Record or Proof of Immunity to:

    • COVID-19

    • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)​

    • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

    • Tetanus

    • Diphtheria

    • Hepatitis B

    • Varicella

    • Proof of two-step Tuberculosis (TB) screening

  • Complete the Pre-Selection Package.

    • Candidate Information Form

    • Pre-admission Self-Interview Questionnaire

    • Interview with a Paramedic Form

    • Letter of Reference Form

  • Pay application fee. ($100 plus HST)​

Selection Dates: 

In order to receive an invite to attend one of our Selection dates, the Academy must receive your prerequisites at least one week prior to the scheduled Selection date. 

 

Once these prerequisites have been received, they will be reviewed by our Admissions Team. If all is sufficient, you will receive an invite to attend Selection. The selection process includes a Paramedic Physical Abilities Test, as well as a Panel Interview with members of our Faculty.

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