We are a private postsecondary educational school accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

HCI provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and the ability to succeed in their area of employment while grooming them for advancement in their careers and enhancing their service to the community. In addition to offering general education and professional programs at the diploma level, HCI also offers Associate of Science Degrees in healthcare, specifically in the nursing and paramedic fields in addition to an A.S. in fire science for firefighters.

These programs are designed to instill the knowledge and skills of professional practice, as well as foster the values of higher education and social responsibility. We not only employ a faculty and staff comprised of experienced paramedics, firefighters, and nurses in the classroom setting, but your journey will also include hands-on experience with seasoned healthcare professionals in the pre-hospital and hospital arenas.

RN and BSN: An Investment In Your Future

BSN Investment

As an 18 year-old beginning college, most students have no idea what they want to study and just take general liberal arts courses, making a decision on what to major in later down the road.  Some people go through all four years with a major that they later realize won’t help them get a job once they graduate. Others have a clear and direct path that they intend to follow.It’s often said you need to spend money to make money.  Going to school is expensive - between tuition, boarding, and books, one year in college could amount to that of a brand new car.  That will often turn people away from continuing with their education because many people end up taking out loans and don’t want to put themselves in debt at such a young age.  However, the payoff begins when you graduate and receive your diploma.  Nursing is a field where this is nothing but true.  In fact, any field within the health career industry, including but not limited to medical assisting, surgical technician, and getting your bachelors of science in nursing, will make it possible for you to finish school feeling confident that you have a career ready and waiting. 

Here are some statistics to show you how important it is to invest in your future by going to school:

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for registered nurses is expected in increase 19 percent between 2012 and 2022.  And healthcare is a field where there will never be a shortage of jobs.
  • The 2012 U.S. Census Bureau released information that shows workers with a degree earn nearly twice as much as those without one in 2009.
  • The Census also illustrated that the average worker between the ages of 25 and 34 with a high school diploma earned $27,500.  Similarly, the average worker with a bachelor’s degree earned $45,600.

Many times people look at the cost of college, and hold themselves back.  What people forget to think about is that college is only a few years, afterwards you join the workforce, making college your best investment in your future. Most college graduates will earn back what was spent on school within a few years of working.  College can be one of the best investments you make, so make it count!

Fitting the AS in EMS Online Classes into Your Schedule

AS in EMS Online

The principle goal for an EMT is to administer basic emergency medical attention and transportation for patients in need.


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HCI is a student focused school that helps students succeed in life. HCI is dedicated to making the student better so that they can change their life and exceed their own expectations. Everyone has challenges with their day to day lives, but a true hero can overcome those challenges and make things happen. We at HCI are dedicated to the students to help them become this person, achieve their dreams, and to live with passion.

- Brenda Green, President and Chief Operating Officer.


Health Career Institute began in 1993 as a modest provider of American Heart Association programs. Initially, courses were conducted on a custom basis for physicians, nurses and EMS providers. HCI did not have an office or a staff other than the owners and a few instructors. The school first offered an EMT program in 2002 followed by its paramedic program in 2005.

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Our programs are specifically designed to give you the knowledge and hands-on experience you will need to enter your field.
With a combination of class time and labs, you will be ready to dive into your career and move up the promotional ladder. HCI is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to prepare you for the fast-paced career you will be entering.


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