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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs EMT II: Paramedic

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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​​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 (AAS) 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 AAS degree. Completion of the degree can broaden the student’s marketability as well as provide a strong basis for continued professional learning.   
The Malcolm X College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). For CAAHEP contact information, please click on The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway through JHS Cook County (Resource) Hospital.   

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Program General Requirements

24 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements and speak to an advisor. This program includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.
Select a Physical & Life Sciences (3) AND a Fine Arts & Humanities OR​ Social & Behavioral Sciences​ course (6). 

Program Core Requirements

30.5 CH

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6 CH
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