History / Mission
HCI College is dedicated to providing education to students preparing them for a career in Nursing or Allied Health. HCI College provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills, and abilities to succeed in employment, advancement in careers, and service to the community.
HCI College 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 College 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.
But the vision and commitment of the owners continued to grow along with the existing programs. The programs had become popular since they emphasized a practical approach that propelled the student from the beginning of the program to its completion and forwards into the workforce. HCI College soon moved into larger facilities that could foster the increased growth of HCI College’s EMS programs and enabled the school to offer a variety of fire service courses.
After this, HCI College expanded into offering general education courses so that it could provide any student, in addition to firefighters and paramedics already taught by HCI College, Associate Degrees in EMS, and Fire Science. Finally in 2013 HCI College embraced the nursing profession by implementing a nursing transition course which consisted of paramedics and other healthcare workers who wanted to augment their education and expand their horizons in another health care field.