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Lead Front-Line First Responders With Your Associate in EMS

The Associate in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is aimed at Advanced EMT’s looking for career enhancement. Our workforce-driven training programs were created in partnership with healthcare employers in Naples and Fort Myers. That means our EMS program meets the needs of employers in the communities where you want to work.

Emergencies, natural disasters, acts of violence, and an aging population make EMS an excellent career choice. Additionally, Paramedics and EMTs are in high demand, with an anticipated increase of about 15% from 2016-2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

So, if you like working at a fast pace where you can experience something different every day as a first responder, you can Go Far with an AS in EMS from Hodges U!


Get Ahead With An Associate Degree in EMS

  • Workforce degree developed in partnership with local Hospitals and First Responders.
  • Increase your EMT training with our AS in EMS.
  • Improved proficiency using State-of-the-Art Instructional Technology that far exceeds State Universities.
  • Gain Hands-on Experience in Local Field and Clinical Settings.
  • Readies you to sit for Paramedic License.

Hodges Readies You For The Future

  • Competitive cohort program.
  • 93% Institutional Job Placement Rate after graduation.
  • Accredited by SACSCOC.
  • Prep for the NREMT Certification Examination.
  • All credits earned in the AS transfer seamlessly to our BS in Health Sciences program.
  • Best Military College for Vets designated (one of our most popular Military and Veteran Programs).


Advanced EMT Certification is Preferred

Career Outlook

Hottest Jobs:

  • Emergency Flight Paramedic
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Room (ER) Technician
  • Police, Fire, or Ambulance Dispatcher

Limited-Enrollment Cohort Now Taking Applications for Fall 2019!

Don’t Miss Out, Apply Today!

Kevin Nelmes, Award-Winning Hodges Graduate and Adjunct Professor

Long before Kevin Nelmes discovered Hodges University and its management program, he built a 20+ year career in private security, tactical medicine, and explosive detection with working K9’s. Additionally, he spent 15 years working (EMS) in Southwest Florida and has taken his educational background in management and used it as a unique way to grow personally and professionally, all while continuing to help others in need.

Combining his professional, educational, and personal experience, Nelmes spends much of his time teaching for organizations such as Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA), Urban Shield, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and the Committee for TECC/K9-TECC Working Group.

In addition, not only is he continuing to work for local fire and EMS, but he returned to his alma mater in August 2017 to serve as an adjunct faculty member. 

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