The Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT) which is also known as the Paramedic (EMT-P). Certification as an EMT is a prerequisite to the MICT program. The MICT is prepared to perform advanced life support functions in the pre-hospital emergency setting under the direction of a medical doctor. In addition to all functions performed by an EMT, a MICT performs advanced functions such as administering intravenous fluids; administering medication; performing endotracheal intubation; recording and reading electrocardiograms; and using the cardiac monitor defibrillator. Graduates are qualified to take the National Registry Examination for certification as an EMT-P and can apply for work with an ambulance service.
The Kapi‘olani Community College MICT Program is nationally accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) since August 2014.
The MICT Program’s minimum goal is to, “Prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to care for patients in the prehospital setting.
3 year review (2014, 2015, 2016) of MICT Program results for the O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i Island sites:
Program Retention Rate – 88.89% pass rate
National Registry Written Exam – 100% pass rate
National Registry Practical Exam – 100% pass rate
Job Placement – 100% placement
Degree and Certificate Programs
- Associate In Science, Mobile Intensive Care Technician (Paramedic) (86-89 credits)The Associate in Science degree in Mobile Intensive Care Technician is an 86-89 credit program offered through Kapi‘olani Community College, Department of Emergency Medical Services. It prepares students to function as healthcare providers in the prehospital setting. The program is divided into two levels which include the EMT and the MICT. In addition to the EMT and MICT courses, students must complete the following: BIOL 130/130L (or ZOOL 141/141L and ZOOL 142/142L); HLTH 125 - Medical Terminology; ENG 100; MATH 103* or higher level mathematics course; A.S. Humanities course (100 level or higher); FAMR 230. * MATH 103 is the minimum General Education Core requirement for symbolic reasoning at U.H. West Oahu.
- Certificate Of Achievement, Mobile Intensive Care Technician (44 credits)The Certificate of Achievement in Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT) provides the student with the necessary advanced care courses needed to competently care for patients who are acutely ill or injured in the pre-hospital setting. Students will gain the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills needed to function as an entry level MICT. Graduates are qualified to take the National Registry Examination for certification as a Paramedic and be licensed in the state of Hawai'i. Once licensed, they meet the requirements to apply for work on a 911 responding ambulance. This certificate includes all of the technical classes required for the Associate in Science in MICT.
The requirements listed in the catalog at the time of entry into the program are the ones you must fulfill for graduation. You also have the option to meet the requirements listed in subsequent catalogs. However, if you choose this option, you cannot combine requirements from two or more catalogs. For example, if you entered the program in fall 2010, you can fulfill the requirements in either the fall 2010 catalog or the fall 2011 catalog. However, you cannot combine requirements from both. If you leave the program for a semester or more, you must fulfill the requirements in effect at the time of or subsequent to your re-entry. For example, if you entered the program in fall 2010, took a hiatus in spring 2011, and returned in fall 2011, you must fulfill the requirements in the catalog for fall 2011 or later.
Potential Careers and Employers
- Careers: Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT), Paramedic (EMT-P)
- Employers: Positions for MICTs are readily available in Hawaiʻi.
- Prospective & Current Students: Follow Mobile Intensive Care Technician Admission Procedure.
- Island of O‘ahu Cohort Applicants: Phone:808.734.9288; Fax:808.734.9126
Download forms & documents at the MICT Program Toolbox.