The PCP Program at The Western Institute of Emergency Education utilizes online delivery, in person delivery, and practical settings to deliver and complete their program.
Each student must attend an orientation session on site. This will be a full day of material distribution, site orientation, rules and policy review, Comp-tracker orientation, and any other program process and requirements.
Phase 1: Online (2 Weeks)
The first part of the program will be an Anatomy & Physiology Module for Pre-Hospital Providers. This section is delivered online and will be self paced through JB Learning Management Software (LMS), with occasional instructor online lessons. This will help the student review and prepare themselves for the in-class portion of the course. Total time on this course is 30 hours.
Phase 2: In Class (17 Weeks)
In Class sessions are a 4 days on 4 days off rotation. Class times are 09:00 - 16:00 each day, for the duration of the 16 weeks in person sessions. Once you have been successful at this portion of the program, you will proceed on to the clinical and practicum placement section of your program.
Phase 3: Practicum: (272 Hours)
The Clinical Practicum setting requires a PCP student to complete the following:
- 16 hours in a Long Term Care Facility /Or Safe Consumption Site
- 16 Hours in an Operating Room
- 50 Hours in an Emergency Room Setting
- 192 hours of combined Ground Ambulance / Air Ambulance setting.
Phase 4: Licensing
- This phase is completed at the discretion of the student and is an additional cost. It is set up by registering and completing the Canadian Organization Paramedics Regulators Exam or the COPR Exam
- Once completing the COPR Exam you then need to register with the Alberta College of Paramedics.