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EMT II Paramedic Associate in Applied Science

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 (www.caahep.org) 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 www.caahep.org. The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway through JHS Cook County (Resource) Hospital.   
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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

61

Program/Plan Number

0263

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

Also Offered At

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

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General Education 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.
Biology
BIOLOGY 120
Terminology For Medical Careers 3
Basic medical vocabulary for allied health professionals and others with minimal background in anatomy and physiology; includes study of the human body systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or RTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Sociology
SOC 201
Intro To the Study Of Society 3
Characteristics of group life, the effect of the group on human conduct, and the interrelationships between society, culture, and the individual. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
     
Select a Physical & Life Sciences (3) AND a Fine Arts & Humanities OR​ Social & Behavioral Sciences​ course (6). 

Program Core Requirements

30.5  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:Admission into the EMT-P Paramedic Program and concurrent enrollment in EMS-222.
Offered at: Malcolm X
EMT 222
Paramedic Medicine Practicum I 5.5
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
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:Successful completion of EMT-221 and EMT-222. Concurrent enrollment in EMT-224
Offered at: Malcolm X
EMT 224
Paramedic Medicine Practicum II 7
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:Successful completion of EMT-221 and EMT-222. Concurrent enrollment in EMT-223
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

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Required Work-Based Learning Courses

6  CH
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT 227-1
Paramedic Medicine Field Internship 6
EMS 227 is the capstone course in the EMT-P program offering supervised ride time with an approved preceptor on an ALS Chicago Fire Department Ambulance. This class provides the opportunity for each student to integrate knowledge, clinical practice, critical thinking/judgment and the ability to serve as a team leader in a variety of pre-hospital emergency situations throughout the city of Chicago. In conjunction with this direct patient care opportunity, students will participate in weekly seminars, which is a group learning opportunity designed to integrate their pre-hospital field learning experiences with critical medical content previously mastered in EMT-P 221, 222, 223 and 224. Written assignments (including Run Reviews and Patient Care Reports), as well as documentation of practiced clinical skills in the pre-hospital environment are required.
Prerequisites:Successful completion of the core curriculum (EMT 221, 222, 223 and 224). Re-entry students are considered on an individual basis consistent with the Region XI re-entry policy.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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