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 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)

Richard Bauknecht, EMT-P
Program Coordinator

Malcolm X College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs Open House 

(January 23, 2020, 12PM - 4PM, Room 1103)

Download / view the open house flyer here for more details.      

This course is developed in accordance with the U.S National EMS Education Standards and the NHTSA National EMS Scope of Practice Model for EMT instruction.  It focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow each student to recognize the nature or extent of a patient's condition and to administer appropriate emergency medical care to stabilize the patient’s condition, lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury and transport them safely to the proper medical facility.  It is designed for individuals seeking to further their career in emergency medicine. Students frequently continue their education and go on to become paramedics, nurses and physicians. After successful completion, students may sit for the EMT Licensing Examination.

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.                         

Admission Requirements 

  • Hold a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be eligible to enroll in or have passed English 101 or successful completion of EMT 100 – Emergency Medical Technician-First Responder Training course.
  • Interview with EMT Coordinator recommended.


The EMT Program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health through the medical oversight of EMS Region XI Resource Hospital, JHS Cook County Hospital – EMS Department. ​
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

Faculty & Staff

​Name ​Phone ​Email Office​
Rick Bauknecht EMT/EMS Coordinator 312-850-7310 2103*
Chris Easley Clinical Coordinator 312-850-4564 2103*
Harry Meyers EMS Program Director 312-850-7303 2103*
*2103, please come to the 2nd floor reception desk​  

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7124
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 0203
Chicago , IL 60612
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Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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