Continuing Education

Emergency Medical Responder


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Begin your career in emergency care

Are you looking for a career where you're called upon to help others in their time of need? This entry level medical program gives you the hands-on training you need to provide emergency medical services to the sick and injured. This program gets you on the path for the Primary Care Paramedic Program which leads you to becoming an Advanced Care Paramedic.

This program will give you the abilities, essential skills and confidence to provide basic first-on-scene emergency care to patients before and after Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives.

The first course you will take in the EMR Certificate program is ITMS100, which is a prerequisite for EMRE200 Core Medical. EMRE160 and OHSC160 can be taken before or in conjunction with ITMS100 and EMRE200; however, you must complete EMRE200, EMRE160 and OHSC160 before you take EMRE300.

Prior to the enrollment of EMRE300 you must meet the ACP Screening requirements as follows:

• 18 years of age

• English 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent

• Math 10 Pure or 20-1 or equivalent or Math 20 Applied or 20-2 or equivalent

• Biology 30

• Driver's license – Class 5, GDL removed

To qualify for your Emergency Medical Responder Certificate, you must complete the above courses and provide proof that you have successfully completed a 40-hour Alberta Paramedic Driver Operator Course (EMRE400), or similarly approved program.

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