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EMT certification program in Fort Myers, FL

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Want to Join the Elite Team of #HodgesHeroes?

You can with our EMT classes near Southwest Florida!

We have the pathway to help you achieve your dreams of becoming a first responder with our EMT classes offered by Hodges Connect.

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Top 6 Reasons to take the (non-credit) EMT Certification Course with Hodges Connect at Hodges University:

  • Learn how to give expert care to patients from our Paramedic instructors, who have decades of real-world experience.
  • Practice your skills with our full functioning HU ambulance.
  • Apply what you learn in our sophisticated simulation labs.
  • Gain medical procedure experience through lifelike simulated scenarios.
  • Graduate with the knowledge, skills, and confidence of an Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Find out if you qualify for tuition assistance.

Cohorts available in 2022:

  • October 17, 2022 - December 9, 2022 Application and Deposit DEADLINE OCTOBER 7TH
    • Orientation Date: Monday, October 10, 2022 from 9 AM to 12
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2023 Cohort Dates Will Be Announced Soon

Learn about EMTs!

We want to help you understand the industry

How long is EMT school?

You can get all the knowledge and hands-on training you need in just seven weeks. This is half the time offered by other EMT courses near Fort Myers, FL. We value your time at Hodges, so we make sure our EMT program prepares students as fast as possible.

How much do EMTs make?

In the state of Florida an EMT's salary is around $35,950 annually.

EMT vs. Paramedic

What is the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic? It's all about education and training. EMTs can handle most of the basic health procedures like performing CPR and using oxygen on a patient. Paramedics can perform more complex procedures like inserting IV lines, administering drugs, and more.

The education programs for each profession are different because of this. Also, in Florida you must be an EMT before you can complete the paramedic certificate program.

Hodges University not only offers EMT training but offers paramedic courses as part of our ems programs. To learn more about our paramedic program click here .

Hands on EMT training at Hodges University

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Hodges Supports You every Step of the Way

  • Clinical Flexibility. Clinical and internship requirements may be completed at either Lee or Collier healthcare facilities.
  • Shift Flexibility. Clinical and internship requirements take place during the weekend and evening hours.
  • Inclusive Program Offerings. CPR refresher and job placement assistance are just some of the services offered with this course.
  • CareerSource Tuition Assistance. You may even be eligible for low or no cost tuition assistance through CareerSource. To see if you’re eligible, fill out an inquiry form with them to start the eligibility process.
  • Convenience. This program does not require traditional enrollment into the University. There is no need to complete a FAFSA! Just pay the $100 non-refundable deposit (which will be applied to the tuition if you take the course) to start the process.

*If you qualify for full funding from CareerSource, you will not need to provide a deposit to ensure your spot in the program (after acceptance), just notification from CareerSource will be enough to hold your space. So, be sure to apply today to secure your acceptance into the program!*

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