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Health Sciences and Career Programs

 Roy Walker, M.S.
Dean, Health Science & 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:
CommunityHealth Worker (Basic Certificate)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)- Basic (Basic Certificate)
Personal Fitness Trainer (Basic Certificate)
Medical Billing (Basic Certificate)
Patient Care Technician (Basic Certificate)
Phlebotomy Technician (Basic Certificate)
Sterile Processing Clinical (Basic Certificate) 

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

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




Faculty & Staff

Name Phone Email Room
Roy Walker III, M.S.
Dean, Health Science & Career Programs​
(312) 850-3532
Pamela Nugent
Interim Associate Dean, Health Science & Career Programs
(​312) 850-7204
Dr. Eleanor Wild
Associate Dean of Health Sciences
(312) 850-7499 ewild1​
Dr. Cynthia Doby 
Department Chair, Health Science & Career Programs
(312) 850-7375​ cdoby​
Elizabeth Gmitter
Department Co-Chair, Health Sciences
(312) 850-7856
Jacqueline Bell-Smith
Admin.Assistant, Health Science & Car​eer Programs
312) 850-7181
(312) 850-7372 (f)
Princess Phillips
Admin.Assistant,Health Science & Career Programs
(312) 850-7145
(312) 850-7372 (f)
Rhonda Hardemon
Director of Workforce Partnership
(312) 850-7894
Toya Johnson
Director of career planning and placement
(312) 850-7267

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7000
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2103
Chicago, IL 60612
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Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.