Hodges University has announced the launch of its public access paramedic program on the Fort Myers campus. There are three information sessions interested students can attend. All will be held at 6 p.m. on the Fort Myer campus. The dates are December 3, 10, and 17. The Fort Myers campus is located at 4501 Colonial Blvd.
“We have good, working relationships with area municipalities and have provided this program to their Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Now we want to open the opportunity to all EMTs. One of the distinguishing features of this paramedic program is that it has been designed to be shift-friendly,” said Jeff Ziomek, Emergency Medical Services Program Chair, Hodges University. “Classes will meet every third day to accommodate our students. The demand is there to have EMTs get the additional education and training in order to be a paramedic. This is why we have launched this program.”
In order to be accepted to the paramedic program, students must have a current Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification and a Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card.
Hodges University, a regionally accredited, private nonprofit institution founded in 1990, prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors. With over 10,000 graduates having a 93 percent rate of continued success in careers, Hodges is recognized for developing programs that are uniquely designed and delivered to serve a diverse adult learner population. With campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, Hodges provides flexible day, evening, and online classes taught by world-class faculty for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hodges is also designated as a Hispanic serving institution, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). More information about Hodges University is available at Hodges.edu.