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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 1703Flex - 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 1703E+   March Intake 2017 - March 13, 2017 to June 5, 2017

  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 13, 2017
  • Recognition Ceremony: Friday, June 2, 2017
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, June 5, 2017

Fire 1705E+   CANCELLED

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: TBA
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, November 6, 2017

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 be very intense, 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 1701A - Saturday, January 7 to Sunday, March 5, 2017 (16 days, part-time)

EMR 1701B - Monday, January 9 to Thursday, February 2, 2017 (16 days, full-time)

EMR 1702 - Monday, February 6 to Thursday, March 2, 2017 (16 days, full-time)

EMR 1703A - Monday, March 6 to Thursday, March 30, 2017 (16 days, full-time)

EMR 1703B - Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, May 7, 2017 (16 days, part-time)

  • ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, May 7, 2017, (Saturdays and Sundays - 0830 to 1630 hrs). No classes on April 15 and 16, 2017 due to the Easter long weekend - Good Friday is April 14, 2017.

EMR 1704 - Monday, April 3 to Thursday, April 27, 2017 (16 days, full-time)

  • ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, April 3 to Thursday, April 27, 2017, (Mondays to Thursdays - 0830 to 1630 hrs)

EMR 1705 - Saturday, May 13 to Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (16 days - Saturdays, Sundays & Wednesday evenings, split, part-time)

  • Application Deadline - Friday, May 5, 2017.  No further applications will be accepted after May 5, 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 - Saturdays and Sundays - May 13, 14, 27 and 28, June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 (0830 to 1630 hrs), plus Wednesday evenings - May 17, 24 and 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5 (1700 to 2100 hrs). No classes on long weekends - May 20 and 21, 2017 (Victoria Day weekend) and July 1 and 2, 2017 (Canada Day weekend).

NEW! EMR 1706 - Tuesday, June 13 to Friday, July 7, 2017  (16 days, full-time)

  • Application Deadline - Monday, June 5, 2017.  No further applications will be accepted after June 5, 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 - Tuesday, June 13 to Friday, July 7, 2017, (Tuesday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs)

EMR 1707 - Monday, July 10 to Thursday, August 3, 2017 (16 days, full-time)

  • Application Deadline - Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  No further applications will be accepted after July 4, 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, July 10 to Thursday, August 3, 2017, (Mondays to Thursdays - 0830 to 1630 hrs)

EMR 1708 - Tuesday, August 8 to Thursday, August 31, 2017 (16 days, full-time)

  • Application Deadline - Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  No further applications will be accepted after August 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 - Week 1 is Tuesday, August 8 to Friday, August 11, 2017, (Tuesday start because of Heritage Day in Alberta on August 1, 2017), then weeks 2, 3 and 4 are Mondays to Thursdays - August 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2017 (0830 to 1630 hrs).

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, Nov 30, 2017, (Mondays to Thursdays - 0830 to 1630 hrs)

EMR 1711B - Dates TBA (16 days, part-time)

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, (Mondays to Thursdays - 0830 to 1630 hrs)

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 1612 - December 5, 2016 to June 19, 2017

  • Practicums:  Start in March, 2017
  • End Date:  Monday, June 19, 2017

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:  Friday, November 24 - Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • 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 1804 and EMT 1808 - Dates TBA

EMR Refresher

EMR Refresher Courses - 2017

EMR Ref 1701

  • EMR Ref 1701: January 28 and 29, February 4 and 5, 2017 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0800 to 1700 hrs)

EMR Ref 1704

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, March 24, 2017
  • EMR Ref 1704: April 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2017  (Saturdays & Sundays; 0800 to 1700 hrs)

​EMR Ref 1707

  •  Application Deadline:  July 14, 2017
  • EMR Ref 1707: July 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2017  (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

​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 ACP Prep

EMR ACP Preparation Courses  

EMR ACP 1709 - Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, 2017

  • Application Deadline: Please contact ESA by 4:00 pm, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to register.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 0800 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 0800 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

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 - 0800 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 0800 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 (Saturday & Sunday; 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: TBA
  • 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

Ice Rescue Course - 2017 Dates have been cancelled, as of March 3, 2017.

2018 dates TBA.

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