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 Paramedic Program

Harry Meyers, BSN, CEN, EMT-P

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs Open House

Zoom Video Access Link:

Virtual Sessions      

  • 4/06/2022 2:00 p.m. 
  • 4/20/2022 2:00 p.m. ​

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

To Apply to Program:

  • Submit official college transcripts.  
  • Admissions cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  
  • Apply to Program in Student Portal [​] 

To Learn More About Program and Admissions: 



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 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.                                                

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.                                                                        

Paramedic Core Curriculum 

The Paramedic Program runs three consecutive semesters starting in the fall of each year. Successful completion of the Paramedic Core Curriculum provides an Advanced Certificate in Paramedic level of training, and eligibility to take the licensing examination offered by the Illinois Department of Public Health or the National Registry.                                   

Fall Semester: 

EMT 221                                      

Essentials of Paramedic Medicine I                                      

9 Credit Hours                                       

EMT 222                                      

Paramedic Medicine Practicum I                                      

5.5 Credit Hours                                      

Spring Semester:


EMT 223                                      

Essentials of Paramedic Medicine II                                       

9 Credit Hours                                       

EMT 224                                      

Paramedic Medicine Practicum II                                      

7 Credit Hours                                      

Summer Semester:  


EMT 227                                      

Paramedic Field Internship                                      

6 Credit Hours                                      

Total Credit Hours in Major (Core):                                      


36.5 Credit Hours                                            

The program does not offer advanced placement or transfer of credits from another college for the core curriculum.

Admission Requirements 

Courses run for three consecutive semesters starting each Fall Semester. Program application process typically opens in January at the start of the spring semester and closes the last week in March. The packet of required documents are due the first or second week in April.                                                                                               

To be considered for admission the applicant must:                                                                        

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’)                                                   

Demonstration of the ability to successfully complete a college level Bio/Chem 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                                                          

Ambulance experience as an EMT-B (approximately 500 hours) by start of program is strongly recommended                                                     

Achieve acceptable scores on admissions examinations                                                         

Submit the application online and all required paperwork by the published deadline                                                          

Submit all college transcripts from colleges attended outside of City Colleges of Chicago to Malcolm X College Office of Registrar Services. We will only accept official transcripts from the college attended.                                                             

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 factor: 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.                                                             


The Malcolm X College paramedic program is accredited by CAAHEP, 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) through 2023.                                   

"To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains," with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and /or Emergency Medical Technician and/or Responder levels             

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs  
25400 US Highway 19 N. 
Suite 158 
Clearwater, FL 33763 

To contact the CoAEMSP 
8301 Lakeview Parkway 
Suite 111-312 
Rowlett, TX 75088 
FAX 214-703-8992                                      

State Approval                                                        

The Paramedic Program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health through the medical oversight of Region XI Resource Hospital, JHS Cook County Hospital, Dr. Joseph Weber, EMS Medical Director.                                                              

Submitting Application within Student Portal ( )

  • Under “My Academic Plan”
  • Within “Academic Planning”
  • Click “Selective Application”

Faculty & Staff

Name​ ​Phone ​Email ​Office
Harry Meyers, BSN, CEN, EMT-P​ (312) 850-7303 ​ ​2103*
Daniel Anderegg, EMT-P​ ​(312) 850-4560 ​2103*
Margaret Murphy, EMT-P ​(312) 850-3534 mmurphy23@ccc.ed​u ​2103*
Jacob Dickman​ EMT-P (312) 850-7410 ​2103*
Chris Easley, EMT-P (312) 850-4564 ​2103*
*2103, please come to the 2nd floor reception desk.                             

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7124
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2103, Second Floor EMS Administration Offices
Chicago , IL 60612
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Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.