American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS)

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS)

Due to the coronavirus and the college moving to online classes, the AHA BLS  course has been postponed until late summer. Students will be notified by Workforce of summer makeup date.

What is Basic Life Support (BLS)?

BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This four-hour course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

Course Description

After successful completion, students should know:

  • The importance of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and its impact on survival
  • All of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants
  • The importance of early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and demonstrate its use
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
  • The importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPT
  • The technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.


Students successfully completing this four-hour certification course will receive their Healthcare Provider certification e-card by email within 20 days. The certification is valid for 2 years.

Course Schedules

Spring 2020: CRN #14230

Instructor: CPR Alive
Date: Post phoned until the summer.
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: B127
Cost: $95
Registration deadline: TBC

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SNAP Eligible

Please note this is not an enrichment program. The outcome of this training is employment. Please note that employment may directly impact your disability benefits.