Health Career Institute is dedicated to providing education to students preparing them for a career in Allied Health. HCI provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and ability to succeed in employment, advancement in careers and service to the community.
History and Philosophy
Health Career Institute is a private postsecondary educational college accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). HCI’s mission is to provide educational training that prepares students to enter the workforce. The school offers general education and professional programs at the diploma and the Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) levels in the fields of healthcare, nursing, emergency medical services (EMS) and fire science. These programs are designed to instill the knowledge and skills under the current standards of professional practice, as well as foster the values of higher education and social responsibility. HCI employs a faculty and staff who are comprised of working paramedics, firefighters, and nurses in the pre-hospital and hospital settings.
Health Career Institute began as a modest provider of American Heart Association (AHA) programs in 1993. Initially, courses were conducted on a custom basis for physicians, nurses, and EMS providers. HCI first offered its emergency medical technician (EMT) program in 2002, followed by a Paramedic program in 2005. In 2010 HCI moved into its current facility, which is both larger and better equipped, thereby allowing for the continued growth of the Institute’s EMS and fire programs. In 2013, HCI introduced an exciting Associate of Science in Nursing degree program. With a practical approach to health-related and community service programs and industry seasoned staff, HCI offers students the opportunity to move through the completion of an applied training program and forward into the workforce with confidence in their skills and preparation.
On December 31, 2013, HCI was acquired by Florian Education Investors LLC (FEI), a company with proven leadership and extensive experience in management and growth of quality schools. FEI is controlled by Co-CEOs Steve Hart and Larry Brown.
At Health Career Institute, our aim is to provide our students with an education whereupon graduation they are equipped to confidently enter the work force, and to successfully engage and compete with their peers and colleagues.
Our dedicated staff and faculty continually seek to improve our environment, our skills, and our professionalism to ensure that our mission is accomplished. By proactively pursuing our vision we will be able to accomplish our goals.
1764 North Congress Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Office: (561) 586-0121
Emergency Medical Services (AS) (Associates)
Emergency Medical Technician (DIP) (Diploma)
Fire Science (AS) (Associates)
Nursing (AS) (Associates)
Nursing (BS) (Bachelors)
Paramedic (DIP) (Diploma)
Health Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) (license # MO72133). HCI is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education (license # 2077).
Various programs are approved by the following program-specific bodies:
Florida Fire Protection (“FFP”) Program: Florida State Fire College (Site #12606); EMT and Paramedic Programs: Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (License # 107); AS Nursing: Florida Department of Nursing (License # NPRN 70755).
EMT, Paramedic, Nursing and General Education courses are approved for academic transfer through the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System (“SCNS”).
FFP courses are approved for occupational transfer through the SCNS.
A copy of the aforementioned approvals as well as our licenses is on display in the Suite 203 lobby at HCI.
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