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.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

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:

• 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 or equivalent

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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