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Course Calendar

Professional Fire Fighter - Flex

2017 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire 1703Flex - March 6, 2017 to June 30, 2017   

  • Online: First Day of Program: Monday, March 6, 2017. Access to online learning module provided by email. You do not need to be at ESA for this online/theory part of the program. ESA will provide support and a study schedule.
  • Face-to-Face Learning at ESA - First Day at the ESA campus is Monday, June 12, 2017
  • June 12 to 16, 2017 - Theory review and practical training scheduled at ESA (Sherwood Park AB) and in Strathcona County.
  • June 19 to 30, 2017 - Practical training and exams at Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre (ETC), Vermilion AB.
  • Last Day of Program - Friday, June 30, 2017.

2018 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire 1803Flex - Starts March 5, 2018.  Further dates TBA.

Program dates are subject to change. Notice of any changes will be listed on this website and can be confirmed by contacting ESA by phone or email.

Professional Fire Fighter - Enhanced

2017 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced

Fire 1708E+   August Intake 2017 - August 14, 2017 to November 6, 2017

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 14, 2017
  • Recognition Ceremony: Friday, November 3, 2017
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, November 6, 2017

2018 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced

Fire 1803E+   March Intake 2018 - March 12, 2018 to June 4, 2018

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Recognition Ceremony: TBA
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, June 4, 2018

Fire 1805E+   May Intake 2018 - May 28, 2018 to August 20, 2018

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Recognition Ceremony: TBA
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, August 20, 2018

Fire 1808E+   August Intake 2018 - August 13, 2018 to November 5, 2018

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Recognition Ceremony: TBA
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, November 5, 2018

ESA DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ​Notice of any changes will be listed on this website and can be confirmed by contacting ESA by phone or email.

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

Please note:

  • Access to E-Learning is provided upon acceptance to an EMR program, including receipt of a signed and dated Alberta Enrolment Contract.
  • Early registration and pre-study is recommended, as the program can feel fast paced, especially if your high school or post-secondary education is limited.  This allows extra time to complete the pre-study.

DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE A MONTH IN ADVANCE OF YOUR PROGRAM TO CONFIRM DATES.

EMR Programs - 2017  

EMR 1709 - Saturday, Sept 9 to Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 (16 days, part-time)

  • Application Deadline - Friday, Sept 1, 2017.  No further applications will be accepted after Sept 1, 2017. 
  • Access to E-Learning - provided with acceptance into program, which is dependent on receipt of a signed and dated Alberta Enrolment Contract
  • ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, Sept 9 to Sunday, Nov 5, 2017, (Saturdays and Sundays - 0830 to 1630 hrs). No classes on Oct 7 & 8, 2017 due to the Thanksgiving weekend.

EMR 1711A - Monday, Nov 6 to Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 (16 days, full-time)

  • Application Deadline - Monday, Oct 30, 2017.  No further applications will be accepted after Oct 30, 2017. 
  • Access to E-Learning - provided with acceptance into program, which is dependent on receipt of a signed and dated Alberta Enrolment Contract
  • ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, Nov 6 to Thursday, November 30, 2017;
  • (Mondays to Thursdays - 0830 to 1630 hrs, week 1, 3 & 4)
  • (Tuesday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs - November 14 - 17, 2017, week 2)
  • No Classes - Monday, November 13, 2017 (Remembrance Day Stat Holiday)

EMR 1711C - Monday, Nov 27 to Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 (16 days, full-time)

  • Application Deadline - Monday, Nov 20, 2017.  No further applications will be accepted after Nov 20, 2017. 
  • Access to E-Learning - provided with acceptance into program, which is dependent on receipt of a signed and dated Alberta Enrolment Contract
  • ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, Nov 27 to Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
  • Week 1 - Nov 27 - Dec 1 (Monday to Friday; 0830 to 1630) at ESA
  • Week 2 - Dec 5 - Dec 7 (Tuesday to Thursday; 0830 to 1630) alternate location to be advised while ESA undergoes renovations.
  • Week 3 - Dec 12 - 15 (Tuesday to Friday; 0830 to 1630) at ESA
  • Week 4 - Dec 18 - 21 (Monday to Thursday; 0830 to 1630) at ESA

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician/Primary Care Paramedic

The EMT/PCP Program at ESA consists of twenty-eight weeks of study:

  • 30 hours of Anatomy & Physiology online module
  • 370 didactic hours in the ESA classroom during the next 10 weeks of the program, followed by practicums:
  • Clinical Practicum (Minimum 60 Hours)
  • Transfer Practicum (Minimum 40 hours)
  • Ambulance Practicum (Minimum 192 Hours and 30 Calls).

The EMT/PCP Program at ESA is licensed through the Private Career Colleges Branch, Alberta Advanced Education as a twenty-eight week contract between student and ESA.

ESA DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  Notice of any changes will be listed on this website and can be confirmed by contacting ESA by phone or email.

EMT 1703 - March 31 to October 13, 2017.   

  • First Day of Program: Friday, March 31, 2017.  
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): March 31, 2017 to May 1, 2017.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) started Monday, May 1, 2017. 
  • Practicums:  Start in August, 2017
  • End Date of Program:  Friday, October 13, 2017

EMT 1708 - August 4, 2017 to February 16, 2018.  

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Application Competition: July 24-27, 2017
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: July 24 - 27, 2017 - to be scheduled from Monday to Thursday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: July 25 or 26, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Friday, August 4, 2017.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for this one day - Orientation, uniform sizing and introduction to A & P online module.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started August 4, 2017 and completed before Tuesday, September 5, 2017,
  • First Day of Classes at ESA The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.   
  • Practicums:  Start in November, 2017
  • End Date of Program:  Friday, February 16, 2018

EMT 1712 - December 8, 2017 to June 21, 2018.

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Application Competition:  November 24-29, 2017
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: November 24 - 29, 2017 - to be scheduled from Friday to Wednesday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: November 27 or 28, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Friday, December 8, 2017.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for this one day - Orientation, uniform sizing and introduction to A & P online module.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started December 8, 2017 and completed before Monday, January 8, 2018,
  • First Day of Classes at ESA:  The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts Monday, January 8, 2018. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence March 19, 2018. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program:  June 21, 2018

EMT 1803 - March 26, 2018 to October 8, 2018

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Application Competition:  March 16-21, 2018
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: March 16- 21, 2018 - to be scheduled from Friday to Wednesday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: March 20 or 21, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Monday, March 26, 2018.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for this one day - Orientation, uniform sizing and introduction to A & P online module.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started March 26, 2018 and completed before Monday, April 23, 2018,
  • First Day of Classes at ESA:  The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts Monday, April 23, 2018. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence July, 2018. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program:  October 8, 2018

EMT 1808 - Dates TBA

EMR Refresher

EMR Refresher Courses - 2017

​EMR Ref 1710

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, October 6, 2017
  • EMR Ref 1710: October 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2017  (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

EMR Refresher Courses - 2018 - TBA

EMR ACP Prep

EMR ACP Preparation Courses  

EMR ACP 1711 - Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • Application Deadline: Please contact ESA by 4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to register.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMT Refresher

EMT Refresher Course - 2017   

EMT Ref 1709 - September 5 through December 22, 2017

  • Application Deadline:  Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • Online Study - 15 weeks of online study with materials available September 5, 2017. Schedule of assignments will be provided September 5, 2017. Online study to be completed by December 15, 2017.
  • Review and practical training at ESA - December 18 to 22, 2017 from 0900 to 1700 hrs.  Final exam on December 22, 2017.

EMT ACP Prep

EMT ACP Prep Courses  

​EMT ACP 1706

  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017
  • EMT ACP 1706: June 17 & 18, 2017 (Sat & Sun; 0900 to 1700 hrs)
  • ACP Exams: June 23 to 25, 2017

​EMT ACP 1710

  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017
  • EMT ACP 1710: October 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2017 (Mon-Thurs; 1700 hrs-2100 hrs)
  • ACP Exams: October 27 to 29, 2017

NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue 1

The application fee for Rope Rescue 1 will be waived for applicants applying for Fire (Flex program or Enhanced program) and Rope Rescue 1 at the same time.

NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1 - 2017

Rope 1711 

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Recuse 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Sunday, November 5 to Friday, November 10, 2017 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Recuse 1- ESA Certificate Only- Sunday, November 5 to Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 1708E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, October 27, 2017

ITLS - International Trauma Life Support - Basic and Advanced

ITLS Provider - Basic or Advanced

  • ITLS 1702 - February 25 & 26, 2017, 8:00am- 5:00pm

Please arrange to pick up your textbooks during business hours the week before the course start date.  A minimum of one week of pre-study is recommended.

Further dates TBA.

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor

Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor - 2017 Dates TBA

Ice Rescue

2018 dates TBA.

FROM THE BEST...

""ESA students are typically the strongest EMT students we see in the field compared to other schools. Keep up the great work." Comment from one of the Ambulance Preceptors regarding ESA EMT/PCP students in 2014."
- Ambulance Preceptor, 2014