History / Mission
The mission of HCI College is to provide education and training to students for a career in a variety of areas within the healthcare and technical fields, and to prepare them for employment in their chosen field that serves the community.
HCI College was founded in 1993 as Health Career Institute (HCI). Initially, American Heart Association (AHA) courses were conducted on a custom basis for physicians, nurses, and EMS providers. In 2013, HCI was acquired by Florian Education Investors LLC (FEI), a company with proven leadership and extensive experience in management and growth of quality colleges. FEI is controlled by Chairman Steven Hart.
In 2016, HCI was granted the ability to award qualifying student Federal Student Aid from the US Department of Education. In 2017, HCI added a branch campus in Lauderdale Lakes.
In 2019, HCI moved its Lauderdale Lakes branch to a newly remodeled facility in Fort Lauderdale. At the same time, due to the commitment to providing quality higher education to the communities we serve, Health Career Institute underwent a name change. Health Career Institute became known as it is today, HCI College.
HCI College is a private postsecondary educational college accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). HCI College’s mission is to provide educational training that prepares students to enter the workforce. The College offers general education and professional programs at the Diploma, Associate Degree, Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) levels in the fields of healthcare, nursing, and emergency medical services (EMS). These programs are designed to instill knowledge and skills under the current standards of professional practice as well as foster the values of higher education and social responsibility.