You may be able to achieve the next level with you AS in EMS from Hodges University. Flexible schedules allowed for this man to play with his daughter and study.
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Lead Front-Line First Responders With Our EMS Programs

The Associate in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Paramedic Certificate programs are aimed at Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) looking to maximize their career enhancement. Our workforce-driven training programs are created in partnership with healthcare employers in Naples and Fort Myers. That means our EMS programs meets the needs of the companies you want to work for.

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, Stay Near Go Far in the EMS field with Hodges U!

AS in Emergency Medical Services

Get Ahead With An Associate Degree in EMS

  • Workforce degree developed in partnership with local Hospitals and First Responders.
  • Increase your Paramedic training with our AS in EMS.
  • Readies you for Career advancement in the Emergency Medical Services field.
  • Prepares you for work in fire-rescue departments, public and private ambulance services, aero-medical services, hospitals and police departments.

Hodges Helps You Be Ready For The Future

  • Accredited by SACSCOC.
  • Hodges is Designated Best Military College for Vets (one of our most popular Military and Veteran Programs).

Prerequisites

Paramedic Certification is required to enroll in this program.

Career Outlook

Hottest Jobs:

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

Now Taking Applications!

Don’t Miss Out, Apply Today!

Paramedic Certificate Program

Get Ahead With A Certificate in Paramedics

  • Workforce degree developed in partnership with local Hospitals and First Responders.
  • Gain entry level skills and knowledge to work as a paramedic.
  • Increase your EMT Proficiency.
  • Provides clinical training for careers in pre-hospital emergency medicine.
  • Prepares you for work in fire-rescue departments, public and private ambulance services, aero-medical services, hospitals and police departments.
  • Readies you to sit for the National Paramedic License exam.

Hodges Helps You Be Ready For The Future

  • Competitive Cohort
  • Approved by the Florida Department of Health.
  • Application is in progress for Programmatic Accreditation.
  • Accredited by SACSCOC.
  • Our Paramedic Certificate provides an excellent pathway to our AS EMS degree.
  • Review Paramedic Student Handbook

Prerequisites

EMT certification is required to enroll in this program.

Career Outlook

Hottest Jobs:

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

Don’t Miss Out, Apply Today to be added to the wait list for the next Cohort!

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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