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Paramedic Program

Harry Meyers, BSN, CEN, EMT-P
Director
 
Healthcare  

To Apply to Program:

  • View Gainful Employment Disclosure in Student Portal [my.ccc.edu] 
  • Submit official college transcripts.  
  • Calculate admissions cumulative GPA.  
  • Apply to Program in Student Portal [my.ccc.edu] 

To Learn More About Program and Admissions: 



      

About 

This program is administrated through a collaborative effort by Malcolm X College, Chicago Fire Department and the Region XI EMS system Resource Hospitals.           
          
The Paramedic Core Curriculum culminates in an Advanced Certificate (AC). In addition to the AC, Malcolm X College is one of the few colleges in Illinois to offer an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in this professional specialty. Successful completion of the identified general education courses in addition to the Paramedic Core Curriculum culminates in an Associate in Applied Science Degree, which can broaden the student’s marketability, as well as provide a strong basis for continued professional learning.          
          


      

Program Mission 

It is the mission of the Malcolm X College EMS Department to educate and inspire our students and prepare students of the community to serve their community as health care professionals in Emergency Medical Services.                                  


      

Paramedic Core Curriculum 

The Paramedic Program runs three consecutive semesters starting in the fall of each year. Successful completion of the Paramedic Core Curriculum provides an Advanced Certificate in Paramedic level of training, and eligibility to take the licensing examination offered by the Illinois Department of Public Health or the National Registry.          

Fall Semester: 

EMT 221

Essentials of Paramedic Medicine I

9 Credit Hours

EMT 222

Paramedic Medicine Practicum I

5 Credit Hours

Spring Semester:

   

EMT 223

Essentials of Paramedic Medicine II 

9 Credit Hours 

EMT 224

Paramedic Medicine Practicum II

5 Credit Hours 

Summer Semester:  

   

EMT 227

Paramedic Field Internship

6 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours in Major (Core):

 

34 Credit Hours       



Note:
The program does not offer advanced placement or transfer of credits from another college for the core curriculum.
               



      

Admission Requirements 

Courses run for three consecutive semesters starting each Fall Semester. Program application process typically starts the first week in February and ends the last Friday in April.                                                         

To be considered for admission the applicant must:                  

View Gainful Employment Disclosure document in student portal (my.ccc.edu)             

Be currently licensed by the State of Illinois as an EMT-B (Note – only students enrolled in a current MXC Spring Semester EMT may apply with a license pending. They must have recommendation from EMT instructor with a minimum grade of ‘B’)             

Demonstration of the ability to successfully complete a college level Bio/Chem course (4 credit hour with a lab) with a “C” or better. CCC courses that demonstrate this proficiency include courses BIO 121 / BIO 116 / BIO 226 / CHEM 201.          

Have a current CPR healthcare provider card                    

Ambulance experience as an EMT-B (approximately 500 hours) by start of program is strongly recommended               

Achieve acceptable scores on admissions examinations                   

Submit the application online and all required paperwork by the published deadline                    

Submit all college transcripts from colleges attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago to Malcolm X College Office of Registrar Services. We will only accept official transcripts from the college attended.                       

Admission Committee Interviews: The Paramedic Program is a selective enrollment program; selections are made by interview process. Interviews with Chicago EMS Region XI Admissions Committee will be offered to those applicants who have met or exceeded the Malcolm X College Paramedic Program admission requirements and completed all required admission paperwork. Admission paperwork must be submitted no later than the posted due date.                         

Selection factor: Selection of candidates for this program is highly competitive. Selection will be based on: Completion of all application paperwork; Interview results; Academic history/GPA; Admission testing results; EMS work experience; References; and Communication skills.                       

Accreditation 

The Malcolm X College paramedic program is accredited by CAAHEP, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) through 2018.       

"To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains," with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and /or Emergency Medical Technician and/or Responder levels             
    

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs  
25400 US Highway 19 N. 
Suite 158 
Clearwater, FL 33763 
727-210-2350 
www.caahep.org         

To contact the CoAEMSP 
8301 Lakeview Parkway 
Suite 111-312 
Rowlett, TX 75088 
214-703-8445  
FAX 214-703-8992 
www.coaemsp.org          

State Approval                                                        

The Paramedic Program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health through the medical oversight of Region XI Resource Hospital, JHS Cook County Hospital, Dr. Joseph Weber, EMS Medical Director.                



      

Submitting Application within Student Portal (my.ccc.edu )

  • Under “My Academic Plan”
  • Within “Academic Planning”
  • Click “Selective Application”
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Faculty & Staff

Name​ ​Phone ​Email ​Office
Harry Meyers, BSN, CEN, EMT-P​ (312) 850-7303 ​hmeyers@ccc.edu ​0203
James Thorpe, EMT-P​ ​(312) 850-4560 jthorpe3@ccc.edu ​0203
Margaret Murphy, EMT-P ​(312) 850-3534 mmurphy23@ccc.ed​u ​0203
Robert Laatsch EMT-P (312) 850-7410 rlaatsch@ccc.edu ​0203
Chris Easley, EMT-P (312) 850-4564 ceasley@ccc.edu ​0203

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(312) 850-7124
Fax: 
 
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Room 0203
Chicago, IL 60612
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8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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