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Health Science and Career Programs

The mission of Malcolm X College Health Sciences department is to educate the next generation of professionals in the healthcare and wellness industries while promoting leadership, lifelong learning, and a commitment to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve.    

Program Description    

When illness threatens the well-being of yourself or a loved one, nothing can be more comforting than the knowledge and expertise of a qualified healthcare professional. People in the health sciences work to prevent, diagnose, and treat illnesses and injuries. Some work with specific tissues or fluids, like phlebotomists, while others, like morticians, work with human remains. If you value helping others, and you enjoy science classes, consider a career in Healthcare.    

Basic Certificates:
Child Development (Basic Certificate)
CommunityHealth Worker (Basic Certificate)
EmergencyMedical Technician (EMT)- Basic (Basic Certificate)
Personal Fitness Trainer (Basic Certificate)
Mammography Technologist Profession (Basic Certificate)
Medical Billing (Basic Certificate)
Patient Care Technician (Basic Certificate)
Phlebotomy Technician (Basic Certificate)
Sterile Processing Clinical (Basic Certificate)    

Advanced Certificates (AC):
Child Development (Advanced Certificate)
Medical Assisting Program (Advanced Certificate)
Medical Coding (Advanced Certificate)
Paramedic(EMT II) (Advanced Certificate)
Pharmacy Technology (Advanced Certificate)     

Associate Degree (AAS):
Child Development (Associate Degree)
Dental Hygiene (Associate Degree)
Fire Science Management(Associate Degree)
Fire Service Operations(Associate Degree)
Health InformationTechnology(Associate Degree)
Mortuary Science (Associate Degree)
Paramedic (Associate Degree)
Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate Degree)
Radiography(Associate Degree
Respiratory Care (Associate Degree)
Surgical Technology (Associate Degree)    

Name Phone Email
Elizabeth Gmitter, PhD, PT, MS
Interim Dean, Health Science & Career Programs
(312) 850-3532
Nhemya Ward, M.S. Ed
Associate Dean, Health Science and Career Programs
(312) 850-7499
Dr. Manoze Kaushal
Associate Dean, Health Science and Career Programs                 
(312) 850-7856
Jaklyn Hanipale, PT, DPT, MHA
Associate Dean, Health Science and Career Programs
​(312) 850-4588  ​
Megan Craig, DMD
Department Co-Chair, Health Science and Career Programs

(312) 850-7193
Gerry Halligan,CDA, RDH, MS, MBA
Department Co-Chair, Health Science and Career Programs
(312) 850-7236
Princess Phillips
Coordinator, Health Science & Career Programs
(312) 850-7145
Jacqueline Bell-Smith
Admin.Assistant, Health Science & Career Programs
(312) 850-7181
Rhonda Hardemon
Director, Workforce Partnership
(312) 850-7894
Maria I. Gutierrez
Executive Director, Career & Workforce​
(312) 850-7267
8-week classes start October 23