The Training Center is a Key component of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Training Network. The ACLS, BLS and or PALS training courses we offer play an important role in helping the American Heart Assoc. achieve its mission efficiently and effectively.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
This is commonly referred to as CPR. The class offered is a 4-hour class, and licensed professionals as well as layperson are welcome to take the course. We do not offer a separate recertification course; rather, those who are brand new to BLS certification and those who wish to recertify are eligible to take the same course. The certification will be valid for two years.
We offer the course at two separate time slots in order to accommodate our students. The AM class is held from 9 a.m. - 1p.m., and the PM class is held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The classes will begin at the stated time, and students should arrive earlier to finish registering and render payment.
Students should be informed when taking this class that the AHA requires that each student attend the class with a pocket face mask (not a shield) and a copy of the BLS for Healthcare Providers handbook, both of which are available at the campus bookstore.
Students who provide a valid Professional License number will receive 4 hours of Continuing Education Credits (CEU). ***This is for initial courses only- This must be the first course the student has ever taken to receive an award of CE credit via the Board of Nursing.
BLS Online/Skills Session
This is another option for those seeking a BLS certification. A student seeking this route should know that the didactics portion of the course is taken online and a skills validation session must be performed in person before a license can be issued. Once a payment is received, a key code will be issued to the student. They then have the freedom to finish that portion at their own discretion. Once the online section is completed, they will sign up for a skills validation session within the same calendar session (if a student signs up during the Fall semester, they must complete the skills validation session before the Fall semester is over).The validation session is included in the course cost, but the student must sign up in advance for the date they are seeking.
The payment for this course is non-refundable as the key codes are available for one-time issuing only. For information on dates and times of skills validation sessions, please see our course calendar.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
This class is the next level of advanced care in the Health Professional world. The class is offered in two segments: ACLS 2-day and ACLS Recertification. The ACLS 2-day course takes place on two days, 9am-5pm with a one hour lunch break. The ACLS Recertification will take place on one day from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. with a one hour lunch. ACLS Recertification is only available to those who have previously completed the ACLS 2-day course and are looking to renew. If their ACLS card has expired beyond 30 days, they are still allowed to take the Recertification class; however, if they do not pass the course, the instructors are not permitted to remediate them in order for them to pass the course. They would then need to re-take the ACLS 2-day course. Students are required to be current with their BLS license and are asked to bring it to the course with them.
The 2-Day course receives 14 hours of CEUs. The CEU’s are awarded for initial Courses only. This must be the first course the student has ever taken to receive an award of CE credit via the Board of Nursing. The AHA requires that each student bring a copy of the ACLS Provider Manual with them to the course. On page two of the provider manual, each student will have an access code to an online pre-, print out the test. This will help them prepare for the course, as well as refresh them. It is recommended that the students finish the pre-test for both ACLS courses print the test scores and bring to class.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
The PALS course is the next level of advanced care that we offer. This class focuses on pediatrics and is also available in a 2-day course and a Recertification. Like the ACLS courses, the 2-day course is held for two days 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and the Recertification is one day from 9 a.m -5 p.m.. It is required that students bring the PALS Provider Manual with them to class.
The 2-Day course receives 14 hours of CEUs. The CEU’s are awarded for initial Courses only. This must be the first course the student has ever taken to receive an award of CE credit via the Board of Nursing..
The mission of the AHA as well the Training Center is to reduce disability and death from cardiac and respiratory emergencies and stroke by improving the chain of survival and public awareness in every community.
Training Center Coordinator
Daytona Campus, Building 320, Room 020 (The basement)
Jenny Bridger, Sr. Staff Assistant