Malcolm X College and Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) Are Teaming Up to Put You to Work 

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Malcolm X College is partnering with OEMC to offer an Introduction to Emergency Management course. The course will teach students about 9-1-1 operations, emergency management, traffic management, 3-1-1 city services, and the qualifications needed to become an OEMC employee.   

Malcolm X College is partnering with OEMC to offer an Introduction to Emergency Management course. The course will teach students about 9-1-1 operations, emergency management, traffic management, 3-1-1 city services, and the qualifications needed to become an OEMC employee.  One key focus of the course is centered around teaching the basics of 9-1-1 dispatch operations through role play and simulation. For photos of OEMC at work, click here. 

“Taking the OEMC course could lead to an incredible future job,” said Malcolm X College President David Sanders. “Emergency Management is a diverse career-field with a continued projected future job growth and there are a variety of opportunities to serve in all levels of government and in the various sectors, including education, healthcare, and private business. It’s a smart career choice and we are thankful to offer it at Malcolm X College.” 

“OEMC is looking forward to the students learning about the work that we do to protect our great city,” said Rich Guidice, OEMC Executive Director. “Our 9-1-1 telecommunicators, 3-1-1 operators, traffic management staff, and emergency managers are all central to maintaining public safety in the City of Chicago.”

The class runs from October 4 to December 1, 2022 and will be held Malcolm X College. Completing this eight-week course could lead to future career opportunities with OEMC!

What should you expect from a potential career at OEMC: 

• Great pay with a potential starting salary of $50k with a high school diploma 

• Union position  

• Room for growth and promotion 

• Please note: OEMC job applicants will have to pass a background check and processed through the City of Chicago Human Resources Department. 

What to know about the Introduction to Emergency Management course: 

• Must be at least 18 years old  

• Classes are in-person and there are evening classes 

• Limited Class Size  

• Courses taught by OEMC training staff 

  • $385* for the course or visit www.edu/futureready to see if fee can be waived – *Tuition waived for eligible Chicago residents through the Future Ready Program. The Future Ready Program is open to Chicago residents who meet the requirements.

To learn more about this course and apply visit: www.ccc.edu/oemc or call 773-COLLEGE. Course name is PROFDEV 4386 Introduction to Emergency Management & Communications (OEMC).

For additional information on emergency preparedness information, visit the OEMC website at Chicago.gov/OEMC.  Follow the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Facebook (@coemc)Twitter (@ChicagoOEMC) and Instagram (chicago_oemc_911).

 

About OEMC 

Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) oversees several functions that support public safety and provides assistance to residents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The OEMC manages the following operational areas for the city: 9-1-1 call taking and dispatch; the 3-1-1 call center; emergency management; and traffic management. The OEMC coordinates with departments citywide, including the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department, in addition to various other local, state, and federal agencies as it relates to public safety planning and coordination for everything from large-scale special events to public safety emergencies and disasters. 

About City Colleges of Chicago  

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) aims to put every student on the path to upward mobility. CCC is the largest community colleges system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. With locations across the city, the seven colleges include: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. City Colleges also oversees: the award-winning Washburne Culinary Institute, ​​​the Sikia Banquet Facility, five Child Development Centers, and radio station WKKC FM 89.3. For more than 100 years, City Colleges has transformed the lives of more than one million students through education.