College offers First Aid and Lifeguard Training Classes

The College will offer American Red Cross first aid and lifeguard training classes in February. The Adult/Child/Infant CPR & First Aid class runs Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and provides information and training in administering CPR and first aid that meets the various needs of workplace, schools or community settings. Cost is $60.

Lifeguard training classes will be offered during public school vacation week, Feb. 15-19, each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This course helps to develop skills and experience valued by future employers. Successful completion of this course establishes certification in lifeguarding, first aid and CPR/AED for lifeguards. The minimum age is 15 and participants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute, 40 seconds. The course cost is $350.

A 3-day wilderness first aid course ideal for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The course combines lectures, skills practice and role-play to teach the response steps and treatment of injuries and illnesses in a delayed-help situation. Participants will receive an Adult CPR certificate recognized by the American Red Cross for one year and a Wilderness First Aid Basics certificate recognized for three years. Dates are Feb. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $110.

The classes are all located at the Alfond Center. To register or for more information, contact Ann at amauer@sjcme.edu or 893-6615.

February 11, 2010