The Advanced Certificate program for EMT II Paramedic is awarded to the student that successfully completes the Paramedic Core Curriculum. Courses run for three consecutive semesters starting each fall. Applications are accepted the previous spring. Successful completion of the core curriculum provides eligibility to take the licensing examination offered by the Illinois Department of Public Health or the National Registry of EMTs.
Program Requirements for Admission
Courses run for three consecutive semesters starting each fall semester, Applications are accepted the previous spring. To be considered for admission the applicant must:
Note: Students enrolled in a current spring semester EMT class who have not completed the state exam are not eligible to apply unless from a MXC EMT class with acceptable course grade.
- Earn a passing grade of C or better in in Biology 116, equivalent A&P course or higher (such as Human Structure and Function/BIO 226 and 227).
- Have a current CPR card.
- Ambulance experience as an EMT-B (approximately 500 hours) by start of program is strongly recommended.
- Achieve acceptable scores on admissions examinations. Submit, by deadline, completed program application with transcripts, to the Paramedic Program Director at Malcolm X College.
with the EMS Region XI Admissions Committee are granted to those applicants who have met or exceeded admission criteria.
Selection of candidates for this program is highly competitive and conducted by interview process. Evaluation of applicant ability is based on academic history, EMS work experience, references, and communication skills. Emphasis is placed on academic history as demonstrated by GPA, and motivation as demonstrated by experience in the EMS field.