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Certificate Programs by Hodges Connect

Certificates Programs to Jump Start Your Career

Are You An Employee Looking to Get the Competitive Edge Above Your Competition?

Hodges Connect is a division of the University that provides noncredit opportunities to continue your education.

Jumpstart Your Career as an EMT or Dental Assistant by gaining the professional education and training needed in an accelerated program.

  • No Pre-Admission Testing
  • No Previous College Experience Required
Dental assisting graduates from Hodges U

Employers, Why Hodges Connect?

Employers are asking for solutions to close the skills gaps. Hodges University is answering that call with its professional training initiative, through the Professional Education and Training department, AKA Hodges Connect.

“Hodges Connect is designed to prepare the workforce with the employer-demanded skills necessary to succeed in the job markets of today and tomorrow,” said Dr. John Meyer, president of Hodges University. “This new platform can be customized to suit any industry and delivered to individuals or a corporate group. This is all about giving our workforce that competitive edge.”

We are happy to announce that the Lee County Economic Development Office is funding two accelerated programs at Hodges University that lead directly to employment for residents of Lee County.

Through funding provided by the American Rescue Act Plan, Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, Lee County residents may be eligible for scholarships covering the cost of tuition and books for the EMT and Foundations of Dental Assisting Programs

Scholarship Criteria

Must provide a lee county address on valid ID


Must meet one of the following employment status:

  • individuals who want work and are available for work and I am unemployed
  • individuals who are employed part time but seeking full-time work
  • individuals who are employed but seeking a position with greater opportunities for economic advancement

Want To Join The Elite Team Of #HodgesHeroes?

You can with our EMT classes near Southwest Florida!

Program Info

EMT Estimated Program Cost includes books and NREMT exam - $5,370

EMT Class meets on Campus: Mondays & Wednesdays 8am–5pm (Lab), Tuesdays 8am–2pm (Lecture) In person attendance is required

36 hours of self-scheduled ambulance ride time and/or ER clinical rotation (beginning midway through the program)

Mandatory Orientation one week prior to first day of class. Accelerated 7-week program requires a commitment to at least 14 hours of study time each week

EMT Program BLS Prerequisite must be achieved prior to Orientation HU Blended BLS course $95

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2022 Cohort Dates (2023 Dates coming soon)

EMT August 8, 2022 - September 21, 2022
Orientation Date:
Monday, August 1, 2022 from 9 AM to 12 PM

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Foundations of Dental Assisting Program

Entry Level Dental Assisting certificate through Hodges Connect

Program Info

FDA Program Cost includes books - $1,199

Foundations of Dental Assisting Class meets on Campus Saturdays 9am – 1pm

2022 Cohort Dates

July 9, 2022 - August 13, 2022

October 1, 2022 - November 5, 2022

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Which Industries Can Benefit From This Program?

Every organization in every industry has something to gain by raising the skill set for its employees.

What Topics Will Hodges Connect Cover?

Workshops, Customized Programs, Continuing Education Units, Training and Development can be developed with employers on topics related to health, technology, business, communication, leadership, and diversity. Examples include

  • Generational Differences in the Workplace
  • First Line Supervisor Training
  • Build a Resume and Professional Portfolio
  • Moving from Peer to Leader – Training for New Managers
  • Behavior Health Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement
  • Cultural Competency
  • Leading Through Change
  • Body Language Basics
  • Communication Strategies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Motivation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Team Building
  • Time Management
  • Workplace Harassment

Get started on your #MyHodgesStory today.

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