Students enrolled in the Primary Care Paramedic certificate program at Parkland College in Melville recently completed their final week of classes. The students are now on practicum assignments until the end of June. The Sask Polytech Primary Care Paramedic program delivered by Parkland College is a one-year certificate accredited by the Canadian Medical Association that prepares graduates to work in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. Students receive authentic hands-on training in recognizing and managing medical and trauma injuries, physical assessment, pharmacology, and professionalism and leadership in Emergency Medical Services. Graduates typically find work in ambulance operations, fire services (in conjunction with fire training), mines, industrial sites, and military departments. Here, from left, Melissa Loney (Grenfell), Ella Bray (Regina), Sophia Ellsworth (Regina), Cassidy Irvine (Kamsack), Shauna Wintonyk (Yorkton), Courtney Wilkins (Mankota), Jody Sefton (Neudorf), Kristen Glas (Odessa), Curtis Monette and Macee Robertson (instructors). The next Paramedic program will be offered at Parkland College in Melville in September 2018.