CPR Courses (American Heart Association)

General Information:

  • Call 336.761.1002 to register.
  • For additional course information, email Marilyn Calhoun at mcalhoun@forsythtech.edu or call 336.757.3091.
  • Contact the bookstore for current textbook names/prices (West Campus: 336.734.7754; NWFC: 336.734.7055)).
  • CPR certification cards are usually mailed within 2-4 weeks after class completion.
  • Absences/tardiness not allowed

Courses:

CPR: Healthcare Instructor Course / Cost: $70.00 / 8 Hours

The Healthcare Provider CPR Instructor’s Course is designed to certify instructors through the American Heart Association. This course teaches general instruction skills as well as specific CPR teaching skills. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded a Healthcare Provider CPR Instructor’s certificate. With this certification Healthcare Provider CPR Instructors can instruct Heartsaver CPR, First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR.

Prerequisite: Current certification in Healthcare Provider CPR, certificate of completion of the online AHA Core Instructor Course, and a letter from CPR instructor stating the candidate has met instructor potential level.

Note: Book required that must be read prior to class.

PALS-Pediatric Advance Life Support / Cost: $70.00 / 8 Hours

The American Heart Association Healthcare Provider PALS course is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course using a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements. PALS is a continuing education course for EMS providers of all levels and other health care providers. Upon successful completion of the PALS Course, students will receive an AHA PALS Provider course completion card which is valid for two years.

Prerequisite: Certificate of completion of the online AHA Core Instructor Course.

Note: Book required that must be read prior to class.

CPR Healthcare Provider-Recertification / Cost: $25.00 / 3.5 Hours

This course reviews Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, patient assessment, in order for students to maintain certification in Healthcare Provider CPR.

Note: This Course requires a textbook. Student must provide current HCP CPR Certification card at beginning of course.

CPR: Healthcare Provider-Initial / Cost: $35.00 / 5.5 Hours

This American Heart Association Healthcare Provider course teaches students to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart attacks and strokes and how to perform CPR for adults, infants and children and use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) for victims of all ages. It is the only acceptable certification for Health Education classes and it meets the requirements of clinical facilities utilized by Forsyth Technical Community College.

Note: Book required that must be read prior to class.

CPR: Heartsaver Provider Initial / Cost: $25.00 / 3.5 Hours

This course follows the current American Heart Association guidelines. It is designed to teach participants that are not healthcare providers the basic steps of CPR, use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction) for victims of all ages. Students will receive instruction to recognize emergency situations involving heart attack, choking, respiratory and cardiac arrest in adults, children and infant victims. No written exam required for this course. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded Heartsaver CPR certification.

Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver CPR eLearning Courses Skills Practice and Skills Testing / Cost: $25.00 / 2.50 hours

BLS CPR Online Part 1 presents cognitive information through a series of case-based scenarios, videos and interactive exercises. Upon successful completion of Part 1, including the online written test, a Part 1 Certificate of Completion is available for students to print. This certificate must then be presented for Parts 2 and 3, the hands-on skills practice and testing session with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students will receive an AHA CPR Providers Course Completion card, upon successful completion of all three parts.

Prerequisite: Completion of the online Part 1portion prior to scheduling a skills practice and testing session.

Infant/Child Adult CPR/First Aid / Cost: $50.00 / 6.5 Hours

This course is the basic CPR course designed by the American Heart Association. It includes instruction in Heartsaver CPR for infants, children and adults as well as instruction for First Aid techniques in obstructed airway, life-threatening emergencies, injuries and medical emergencies. The course is designed for the lay public or the workplace. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid certification.

Note: Book required that must be read prior to class