LP Research Resources January 22, 2018

Kapiolani Community College Paramedic Program

Kapiolani Community College is a 2-year public college, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The school offers an Associate in Science degree for Mobile Intensive Care Technician (EMT-P).  To enter the EMT-P program a student must first complete both basic and intermediate EMT courses. These EMS courses cover topics like shock treatment, CPR, hemorrhage control, fracture immobilization, childbirth, poison, burn, and illness treatment, airway maintenance, and treatment of wounds.

To enter the Mobile Intensive Care Technician (EMT-P) program, a student must follow through additional admissions requirements. Study in courses include: advanced first aid, human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, advanced life saving techniques, endotracheal intubation, read and record electrocardiograms, issue medication, use cardiac monitor defibrillators, administer fluids intravenously,  and a review of EMT-Basic course work. A student entering the course must also submit placement test scores and complete an interview with the Kapiolani Community College admissions committee.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or the equivalent of.

EMS admission periods take place twice a year:

Fall Admission:  the application period is December 1 through April 1

Spring Admission: the application period is June 1 through October 1

Kapiolani College accepts applications on a “Best-Qualified Basis.” This process is based on the following: related work experience; an oral interview; COMPASS reading and math testing; your GPA of academic courses; completion of college courses; letters of reference (required); and traffic abstract. Next, selections are based on total qualifying scores in rank order from the highest (and first listed) until the program’s admission quota is reached.

The Mobile Intensive Care Technician (EMT-P) program includes an additional (from EMT certification) 1,357 hours of coursework. 457 hours are in the classroom instruction and lectures, and 900 hours in the clinical area and on the ambulances.

Admissions procedures and forms can be found online at the Kapiolani Dept. of EMS website.

2014 tuition costs are not yet announced; however the following is currently listed:
2012-2013 tuition and fees for Hawai’i resident students is currently at $101.00 per credit.
For non-resident students tuition and fees are currently $296.00 per credit.
Uniforms, books, equipment, and supplies tuition and fees are the responsibility of the student and are noted as approximately $700.00 for EMS training each level.

Contact Information

Kapiolani Community College ~ Department of Emergency Medical Services
Kauila Building, Rm 121
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816-4421
Phone: 808.734.9288
E-mail: (admissions & questions) kapinfo@hawaii.edudu

Contact Information for EMS Centers on each Island

Department of Emergency Medical Services
Kapi’olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road Kauila
Honolulu, HI 96816-4421
(808) 734-9288

Kaua’i EMS Training Center
Kaua’i Community College
3-1901 Kaumuali’i Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
808) 245-7973

Hawai’i EMS Training Center
Hawai’i Community College
200 West Kawili Street
121 Building 381, Room 8
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
(808) 935-8200

Maui EMS Training Center
Maui Community College
310 Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 244-4063

Additional Contact Information

  • Island of O‘ahu Cohort Applicants: 808.734.9288
  • Island of Maui Cohort Applicants: Maui EMS Training Center; 808.244.4063
  • Island of Hawai‘i Cohort Applicants: Hawai‘i EMS Training Center; 808.935.8002