The Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) Program is offered in two models: full-time and part-time, or distributed learning. The full-time model is eight months long. The first month is an online course, Anatomy and Physiology, followed by four months in the classroom, and then three months to complete the practice education requirements. Graduates are certified and qualified to be licensed by the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board (EMALB).
The distributed learning (part-time) model is a blended delivery of online learning and 16 intensive 3-day workshops over a 10-12 month period. This is followed by three months to complete the practice education requirements.
Annually, JIBC offers the PCP program in seven communities across BC to 230 students whose tuition is base-funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED). JIBC has campus facilities in New Westminster, Chilliwack, Victoria, and Kelowna. JIBC partners with other post-secondary institutions offering the PCP program annually in three other communities, such as North Island College in Port Alberni.
PCP Program Information
For more information on the course please visit the PCP Program Site.