Mobile Intensive Care Technician Program

Mobile Intensive Care Technician Program

Program Description

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; 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 Paramedic (MICT) Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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Clearwater, FL 33763
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The MICT Program’s minimum goal is to, “Prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains to care for patients in the prehospital setting.

Paramedic Program Outcomes:

Year NREMT/State Written Exam (1st Attempt) Pass Rate Retention Positive (Job) Placement
2021 100% 85% 100%
2020 100% 85% 100%
2019 93% 88% 100%
2018 100% 82% 100%
2017 100% 82% 100%

The Kapi‘olani CC paramedic program does not award advanced placement and it does not award credit for experiential learning.

Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Associate in Science - Mobile Intensive Care Technician (Paramedic) (71.33-75.33 credits)
    The Associate in Science degree in Mobile Intensive Care Technician is a 71.33-75.33 credit program offered through the Kapi‘olani Community College, Department of Emergency Medical Services. It prepares students to function as healthcare providers in the pre-hospital setting. The program is divided into two levels that include the EMT and the MICT. In addition to the EMT and MICT courses, students must complete the following: BIOL 130/130L (or PHYL 141/141L and PHYL 142/142L); HLTH 125 - Survey of Medical Terminology; ENG 100 or ESL 100; MATH 103 or higher-level mathematics course; AS Humanities course (100 level or higher); FAMR 230.
    Please note: PHYL 141/141L and PHYL 142/142L were formerly ZOOL 141/141L and ZOOL 142/142L.
  • Certificate of Achievement - Mobile Intensive Care Technician (40.33 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.

COVID-19 Advisory (relative CR/NC Policy)

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be accepting CR grades from the spring 2020 semester to fulfill prerequisite courses, however, letter grades are preferred.  Supplemental information may be required if you choose to submit a CR grade. If you have any questions, please contact Health Sciences/Emergency Medical Services counselors at 808-734-9224 or

Potential Careers and Employers

  • Careers: Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT), Paramedic (EMT-P)
  • Employers: Positions for MICTs are readily available in Hawaiʻi.

Program Requirements

Qualification is based on a BEST QUALIFIED rating system for

  1. grades of completed prerequisites
  2. MICT Personal Essay
  3. Oral Interview
    • Opening session welcoming candidates, reviewing the program and admission processes, introducing faculty, students, and candidates, reviewing program curriculum, and question and answer session.
    • Individual interviews with program faculty
    • Closing session
  4. EMT Knowledge Exam
  5. EMT Psychomotor Competency Exam

In addition, students must submit the following:

  1. State of Hawaiʻi Traffic Abstract
  2. current Hawai‘i driver’s license
  3. current CPR Certification card
  4. Hawai‘i State Certification as an EMT
  5. work experience
  6. 300+ambulance transport calls
  7. CME records
  8. Health immunization records. Selection is based on total qualifying scores in rank order.

Selection is based on total qualifying scores in rank order from the highest until the admission quota is reached. Students must complete all prerequisites by the application deadline.

Students on probation, suspension or having a GPA below 2.0 at Kapiʻolani CC are not eligible to apply. Priority selection is given to Hawai‘i State residents; nonresidents will be considered after all qualified residents have been accommodated per Board of Regents Policy 5.211. A grade of “C” or higher must be maintained in all program requirements to continue in the programs. Transfer credit from accredited institutions requires Kapiʻolani CC Department and registrar approval.

Contact Information

  • Prospective & Current Students: Follow Mobile Intensive Care Technician Admission Procedure.
  • Island of O‘ahu Cohort Applicants: Phone:808.734.9288; Fax:808.734.9126

Health Science & EMS Information Sessions

Program Information sessions are held monthly and provide potential applicants with program details and requirements, application procedures, and career outlook. Attending an information session is recommended before you start your academic journey. Attendance of a program information session within one year of the application submission is mandatory when applying to a Health Science and EMS program.

See the Information Session Schedule below for session dates and times.

The variety of settings and patients in emergency medical services is electrifying! I chose this profession because it is the challenge of a lifetime.

Laura Keomalu

MICT Graduate, Kapi‘olani Community College

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