We are a private postsecondary educational College 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.

Health Career Institute Updates Website

If you ask the students of HCI if they have visited the school's Website recently, a little quirk of a smile may cross their lips. But those smirks are soon to turn into full-tooth smiles, because HCI is updating its look!

What Will You Notice About The New Health Career Institute Website?


Benefits Of Being A Nurse

Getting into the medical field is an amazing decision. It is one that not only impacts your life, but those lives that you will encounter on your journey. To try and put all of the benefits of being a nurse in one article is a feat not easily accomplished, and there are so many aspects that cannot be touched by words, but only by heart.

The Personal Side Of Being A Nurse


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HCI is more than just a college!!! It is a way of life with a mindset that allows you to understand that you can achieve more and go further in your life than you ever imagined with the proper training, support and diligence. We understand that the student may have challenges that require additional support on our side. We know this. We are experienced in working with students who come to us with all levels of academic experience, all ages and from all different ways of life and we are here to help them strive for excellence.

Tina Palermo, President


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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