DAY 6: CTE Spotlight featuring Malcolm X College, a City College of Chicago
Malcolm X College (MXC) is seeking accreditation of a new Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) education program. The developing PTA program will join MXC as the first and only public program within the city of Chicago. PTA is an in-demand career in the healthcare field, as evidenced by national workforce data. The PTA program has received unwavering support from staff and administration of MXC and has been generously supported through Perkins Grant funding for equipment and staff necessary for initial development of the program. Pre-requisite courses for the PTA program are underway and the first cohort is scheduled to begin during the 2017 summer term. Pending a successful first cohort and accreditation visits, the PTA will be fully accredited in the spring of 2018.