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.