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West Palm Beach Location: 561-586-0121
Ft. Lauderdale Location: 954-579-2001
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

History / Mission


Health Career Institute’s mission is dedicated to providing education to students preparing them for a career and/or advancement in Allied Health.



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.

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 forward into the workforce. Health Career Institute soon moved into larger facilities that could foster the increased growth of HCI’s EMS programs and enabled the school to offer a variety of fire service courses.

After this, HCI expanded into offering general education courses so that it could provide any student, in addition to firefighters and paramedics already taught by HCI, Associate Degrees in EMS and Fire Science. Finally in 2013 HCI 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.


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