How are classes taught?
The MICT program includes classroom instruction, clinical experience within hospitals, and learning experience in ambulances. Students may gain the competencies required for entry level positions in the field.
The EMS Career Ladder Programs use multimedia approaches based on the premise that active participation and personal responsibility for learning are the most successful methods for adult education. Therefore, theoretical classes include discussion groups with students presenting assigned portions of the content. Skill practice outside of the class and self-evaluation in the clinical setting are expected.
How much time is required?
The Mobile Intensive Care Technicians (MICT) was initiated as credit programs in Fall 1986. These programs are career-ladder programs with the EMT level as a prerequisite to the MICT level. The MICT program includes an additional 1,357 hours, of which 457 are in the classroom, and 900 in the clinical area and on the ambulances. Successful completion of the courses provides the student with a letter of completion from the department and the qualification to take the National Registry EMT-P Certification Exam. Students completing the general education courses (e.g. English, Math, etc.) as outlined by the College earn an Associate of Science MICT degree from the College.
When and where are classes held?
All EMS classes in the State of Hawaiʻi are Kapiʻolani Community College courses. Classes are held on Oʻahu, and at training centers in each county. Addresses for each EMS center are provided. The Mobile Intensive Care Technician course is offered in Honolulu beginning in January of each year. The Mobile Intensive Care Technician course is generally offered in Hilo every other year.
How much do the classes cost?
For 2006-2007, the tuition and fees for Hawaiʻi resident students is $56.00 per credit while tuition and fees for non-resident students is $249.00 per credit. Uniforms, books, stethoscopes and other equipment, liability insurance, and fees for certification are also the responsibility of the student and are approximately $400.00 for each level.
Hawaiʻi residence status involves physical presence in Hawaiʻi for a minimum of at least one year prior to the beginning of classes, and the intention of making Hawaiʻi your State of residence (e.g., filing Hawaiʻi Residents Income Taxes). Exemption from non-resident tuition is not to be confused with resident classification for admission purposes.
What can I do to prepare myself to enter the program?
It is strongly recommended that applicants take as many of the general education courses as possible prior to entrance into the program. BIOL 130, BIOL 130L (BIOL 130 and BIOL 130L may be substituted with all of the following classes: ZOOL 141, ZOOL 141L, ZOOL 142, and ZOOL 142L), and HLTH 125 are prerequisites and must be completed prior to the application deadline. It is highly recommended that you obtain experience in the health field (volunteer or paid)
Submit Kapiʻolani Community College Math and GE Placement Test with minimum scores of Math 24 & Compass Reading level of 74. Neighbor island applicants can complete the compass placement tests at their neighbor island community college. Please call your placement testing centers at Hawaiʻi Community College Placement Testing Center (974-7503), Maui Community College Student Services (984-3267), Kauaʻi Community College (245-8311), Leeward Community College Placement Testing Center (455-0482), Windward Community College Learning Center (245-7498), or Honolulu Community College Counseling Office (845-9129).
It is recommended that applicants have excellent health and manual dexterity. The MICT program requires a great deal of heavy lifting; thus the ability to lift and carry at least 100 pounds is important. Excellent communication skills and judgment are very important. The National Registry of EMTs requires that applicants be at least 18 years of age.
How do I apply to the MICT program?
Application deadlines for Oʻahu are October 1st for the MICT programs. A University of Hawaiʻi System Application Form and an EMS Supplementary Application Form must be submitted. These forms are available through the Department of Emergency Medical Services or the Office of Admissions at Kapiʻolani Community College, or can be obtained by filling out the request form located on the bottom of the last page. Please send request forms to: Department of Emergency Medical Services, Kapiʻolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road Kauila 121, Honolulu, HI 96816-4421.