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 West Side Learning Center

Barbara Meschino
Dean
 

West Side Learning Center​
The West Side Learning Center shares the Mission and Vision of Malcom X College, a public post-secondary institution. In addition to offering courses for a two-year traditional associate's degree, we offer basic and advanced certificates in Cybersecurity and Healthcare.  We also offer programming in Adult Education, Basic Nursing Assistant, and Community and Continuing Education​.        

For more information, visit​ our Virtual Student Services page at: https://prepare.ccc.edu/virtual-student-services/​ 



Adult Education Department
Adult Education is a comprehensive program of free classes for adult students who need to learn or improve their English language or basic literacy skills, obtain a High School Equivalent (GED or HiSET) certificate, or transition to college or a career.              

All Adult Education classes are offered completely remote for the fall 2020 term.  For more information and to register online visit,  https://www.ccc.edu/colleges/malcolm-x/site/Pages/Adult-Education.aspx.                                          


                 

Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
The eight-week Basic Nursing Assistants (BNA) program prepares students to work in the healthcare industry as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Students are introduced to the discipline of nursing and the basic approaches to patient care.  Five programs are offered each year at WSLC and Malcolm X College – two in the spring and fall and one during the summer. Students complete 120 hours of theory and skill practice on-campus.  Theory classes are held 3-4 days per week (M-Th) for 6.5 hours each day. 40 clinical hours are completed between weeks 6 and 8.  The clinical hours are completed within 5-8 hour days.                         


Upon successful completion of all components of the program, the graduate must pass the State of Illinois          Competency Examination to become recognized as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). 
Completion of a BNA Program and certification as a CNA are pre-requisite requirements for admission into the AAS Nursing Degree Program at Malcolm X College.                                                  


Click on the following link for further information about the BNA Program and admission requirements: http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/malcolm-x/departments/Pages/-Nursing-Assistant-(Basic)-.aspx                        

               

Community and Continuing Education​ Department 
The Department of Community and Continuing Education offers classes daily, evenings, weekends, online and in intensive workshop formats to attract students who want to earn industry certification such as Food Service Sanitation and Information Technology, as well as, students who want to take classes for personal enrichment or recreational purposes.



Auxiliary Services Department
The department oversees the day-to-day operations related to campus building management and operations in an effort to provide an efficient, safe and well-maintained environment for students, faculty, staff and the general public.   Spaces are available for rent; contact Facilities Management​ for more information.   ​​​​​​    ​​                      


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Faculty & Staff

Name    

Email    

Phone    

Office    

Barbara Meschino
Dean  - West Side Learning Center
   

bmeschino@ccc.edu​    

(312) 850-7424    

  125    

Franklin Smith
Chief Engineer
    

fsmith@ccc.edu    

(312) 850-7433    

  114    

Sherwood Wright
Assistant Director-Security
    

Swright119@ccc.edu    

(312) 850-7444    

  124    

Felicia Welch    

College Clerical Assistant    

fwelch@ccc.edu    

(312) 850-7428    

   124    

Zhane Croft
College Clerical Assistant
   

zcroft@ccc.edu    

312) 850-7420    

   124    

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Phone: 
(312) 850-7420
Fax: 
(312) 859-7440
4624 West Madison Street
 
Chicago , IL 60644
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During holidays and breaks, the building is closed unless prior arrangements have been made.

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