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EMT II Paramedic Advanced Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs EMT II: Paramedic

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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.     
 
Organizational Structure
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 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. Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the licensing examination offered by the Illinois Department of Public Health or the National Registry Paramedic Examination. 
 
Curriculum
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.
 
Application and Admissions
Courses run for three consecutive semesters starting each Fall Semester. Program application process typically starts the first Tuesday in February and ends the last Friday in April.
 
To be considered for admission the applicant must:
  • Be a high school graduate or GED Certificate holder
  • 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’)
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully complete a college level science 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
  • Have ambulance experience as an EMT-B (approximately 500 hours is strongly recommended) by start of program
  • Achieve acceptable scores on admissions examination
  • Submit, by the deadline, all application paperwork, with transcripts, to the Paramedic Program Director at Malcolm X College
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 factors
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.
View the Semester Map for EMT II: Paramedic Advanced Certificate
 

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

34

Program/Plan Number

265

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

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General Education Requirements

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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

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Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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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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