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Emergency Medical Services

Susan Santacaterina, MHPE

Director
 

​Careers in Emergency Medical Services ​

                  
A career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) focuses on responding to medical emergencies. EMS education provides the student with the knowledge and skill to recognize symptoms of illness and injury.  The training can range from the basics taught at the first responder level (EMR) to the highly skilled level of the paramedic.  Courses blend experience in the classroom, laboratory and field preparing professionals to make quick, emergent decisions in patient management. Students must have a sincere desire to work with people and must be empathetic to the needs of the sick and injured. Chicago EMS systems utilize two levels of practice; a basic life support, carried out by the EMT and an advanced life support, carried out by the paramedic. Successful students in both the EMT and paramedic programs are eligible to be licensed by the State of Illinois, Department of Public Health.              

Programs Offered

  • Paramedic ​
  • Emergency Medical Technician 
  • American Heart Association  CPR Training Center
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Programs

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic
EMT II: Paramedic
 

Faculty & Staff

Paramedic Staff                 

Name

Phone                 

Email                  

   Office                

Susan Santacaterina
Paramedic Program Director

312-850-7303                 

ssantacaterina@ccc.edu                 

            

                  

Carolyn Cirton
Office Coordinator

                  

312-850-7124                                

                  

ccirton@ccc.edu                 

                  

              

                  

Patrick Mroczek
Paramedic Didactic
Coordinator

James Thorpe​
Paramedic Clinical Coordinator

                  

312 – 850-3534                

                  

312-850-3534                

                  

pmroczek@ccc.ed       

                  

jthorpe3@ccc.edu               

                  

                   

                  

                    

                  

Margaret Murphy
Field Clinical Coordinator

                  

312 – 850-3534                

                  

mmurphy23@ccc.edu                

                  

             

EMT Staff                 

Name

Phone                 

Email                  

Office                 

Tony Scipione
EMT Program Director

312-850-7410                 

tscipione@ccc.edu                 

                

                  

Rick Bauknecht
EMS Coordinator

                  

312-850-7410                 

                  

rbauknecht@ccc.edu                 

                  

                

                  

Carolyn Cirton
Office Coordinator

                  

312-850-7124                 

                  

ccirton@ccc.edu                 

                  

                 

                  

                  

William Passmore
EMT Instructor

312 – 850-3534​                

wpassmore@ccc.edu​                

                

                  

                  

Robert Caron
EMT Instructor

Christopher Easley
First Responder/
EMR Instructor

312-850-3534                

                  

312-850-3534                

rcaron@ccc.edu               

                  

ceasley@ccc.edu               

                

                  

                

Related Services

Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 850-7124
Fax: 
 
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
 
Chicago, IL 60612
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Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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