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April 19, 2013

Blinn’s Hodde Center emphasizes first aid training

CPR, AED and first aid training now included in all courses

Employers across the Brazos Valley know that Blinn College’s A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center graduates have the training to excel in their chosen careers.

Now those same graduates will learn what to do in a medical emergency.

Certificate programs at the Hodde Center will now include approximately five hours of first aid training provided by Washington County EMS. Students will be instructed in basic first aid, CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators, commonly called AEDs.

“If our students are ever in a situation where someone is in danger and needs help, they’ll know what to do,” said Hodde Center Director David Yeager. “This training not only benefits the companies that hire our graduates, but strengthens our community as well.”

The 12,000-square foot Hodde Center was built in 2009 to provide local training for a quality, viable workforce in Washington and the surrounding communities. Its staff works in cooperation with local businesses to provide a well-trained workforce that strengthens the local economy. For more information on the Hodde Center and its course offerings, call 979-830-4443 or visit