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December 13, 2017

Belleville, Ontario, December 13, 2017 – Loyalist College 2017 Paramedic graduates were 100 percent successful in their Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (A-EMCA) exams offered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The A-EMCA is a mandatory provincial examination required for employment as a Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) in Ontario. Loyalist’s average exam score exceeded the provincial average.

“We’re very proud of our Bancroft campus Paramedic students,” said June MacDonald-Jenkins, Dean of Health, Human & Justice Studies at Loyalist College. “In this specialized field, students blend compassion, critical thinking and crisis decision-making skills and in turn, save lives. The dedication, passion and persistence of Loyalist faculty have contributed to the success of our graduates.”

Loyalist offers the Paramedic program in two different formats. In Bancroft, it is geared towards learners who have various commitments and are looking to attend class on the weekend and study at home. In Belleville, the new in-class program also takes two years to complete and is well suited for those who are interested in studying on campus.

About Loyalist
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, which is LEED® Silver certified, are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million annually – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope location, visit

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director of Marketing, Communications & Recruitment
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536