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EMT II Paramedic Associate in Applied Science

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs EMT II: Paramedic

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

In addition to the Advanced Certificate, Malcolm X College offers the only paramedic program in the City of Chicago and is one of the few colleges in Illinois to offer an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in this professional specialty. Successful completion of the Paramedic Core Curriculum, in addition to complementary general education courses, enables the paramedic student to attain an A.A.S. degree. Completion of the degree can broaden the student’s marketability as well as provide a strong basis for continued professional learning.   
     
The paramedic program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety. This program is accredited by CoAEMSP, Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession though 2018.
 
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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

61

Program/Plan Number

263

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

Also Offered At

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

15  CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements and speak to an advisor. This program includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.
Biology
BIOLOGY 120
Terminology For Medical Careers 3
Basic medical vocabulary for allied health professionals and others with minimal background in anatomy and physiology; includes study of the human body systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Sociology
SOC 201
Intro To the Study Of Society 3
Characteristics of group life, the effect of the group on human conduct, and the interrelationships between society, culture, and the individual. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
 
Select a Fine Arts & Humanities OR​ Social & Behavioral Sciences​ ​ course (3)   

Program Core Requirements

18  CH
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT 221
Essentials of Paramedic Medicine I 9
This course introduces the student to the roles of the paramedic. The content focuses on the introduction, assessment, management and stabilization of various patient conditions. This course follows the United States Department of Transportation Guidelines for Paramedic Training. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Successfully complete the Paramedic Program Application and Entrance Process; Concurrent enrollment in EMT 222 and Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
EMT 223
Essentials of Paramedic Medicine II 9
This course provides continued instruction which was introduced in EMT 221. The content focuses on the assessment, management and stabilization of various patient conditions. This course follows the United States Department of Transportation Guidelines for Paramedic Training. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in EMT 221 and 222 and concurrent enrollment in EMT 224 and Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

12  CH

​Communications (3)

Physical & Life Sciences (3)

Fine Arts & Humanities (3)

Social & Behavioral Sciences (3)

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

Required Work-Based Learning Courses

16  CH
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT 222
Paramedic Medicine Practicum I 5
This course provides the student the opportunity to focus on the integration of the principles learned in EMT 221 and apply this knowledge into practical application. Includes: direct patient care; patient simulation, clinical rotations and ambulance ride time. This course follows the United States Department of Transportation Guidelines for Paramedic Training. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in EMT 221 and Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
EMT 224
Paramedic Medicine Practicum II 5
This course provides the student the opportunity to focus on the integration of the principles learned in EMT 221, 222 (and concurrent course 223) and apply this knowledge in practical application. Includes: direct patient care; patient simulation, clinical rotations and ambulance ride time. This course follows the United States Department of Transportation guidelines for Paramedic Training. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in EMT 221 and 222 and concurrent enrollment in EMT 223 and Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
EMT 227-1
Paramedic Medicine Field Internship 6
This course provides the student the opportunity to integrate, synthesize and apply the knowledge gained in EMT 221, 222, 223 and 224 toward in field situations. The student will be under the direct supervision of Paramedic Preceptors and will work with assigned Resource Hospitals as well as the Course Coordinator. This course will involve ambulance ride time. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in EMT 221 and 222 and 223 and 224 and Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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