American Red Cross
The Department of Campus Recreation offers a number of American Red Cross Certification courses such as Life Guard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Standard First Aid, and Instructor classes. All participants must be at least 16 years of age on the date the training course is held. We reserve the right to cancel any class that doesn't meet minimum enrollment requirement of at least 3 participants the day before the class begins. American Red Cross Certification courses will be held in the Wet Classroom located in the Student Recreation Center.
All courses are Blended Learning, requiring the study portion to be completed online before attending the class. Website links will be emailed prior to the class.
Basic Life Support
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to assess, recognize and care for patients who are experiencing respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, airway obstruction or opioid overdose. When a patient experiences a life-threatening emergency, healthcare providers need to act swiftly and promptly. The course emphasizes providing high-quality and integrating psychomotor skills with critical thinking and problem solving to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult and Pediatric)
This course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, backinjuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 yeras of age). Certification is valid for two years.
At the American Red Cross, our water safety and lifeguarding courses are designed and taught by industry-leading professionals who can help you not only help others stay safe in, on and around the water, but can help you learn the latest safety and rescue techniques, and deliver critical care, like CPR, first aid, and AED administration, when it's needed most. And although every class varies, each will cover a variety of important skills that can not only help you stay safe and help others enjoy the water safely, but can help you begin, or advance, your career.