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CPR & First Aid Training

The College of Charleston Fire and EMS provides CPR, AED and First Aid training at a discounted rate to College of Charleston students, faculty, staff and alumni. Courses are scheduled at regular intervals throughout both the fall and spring semesters.

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You may view a complete listing of upcoming courses by visiting our course calendar. If you are not able to find a course that works for your schedule please contact us for possible alternatives.

Heartsaver CPR AED     

     $50.00 ($40.00 for CofC)*

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Optional: Child and Infant CPR, AED and Choking modules
  • Length: 3 hours
  • Card: Yes, Heartsaver CPR AED Completion Card (2 years)
  • Tests: Skills Test
  • Optional: Written Test
  • Required Student Materials: Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook (90-1044)
    • Student Workbook $10 when purchased with course

College of Charleston: This class is appropriate for most students seeking CPR certification with a completion card as part of a College of Charleston course.

Heartsaver First Aid     

     $50.00 ($40.00 for CofC)*

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

  • First Aid Basics
  • Medical, Injury and Environmental Emergencies
  • Length: 3 hours
  • Card: Yes, Heartsaver First Aid Completion Card (2 years)
  • Tests: Skills Test
  • Optional: Written Test
  • Required Student Materials: Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook (90-1027)
    • Student Workbook $10 when purchased with course

College of Charleston: This class is appropriate for any student seeking First Aid certification with a completion card as part of a College of Charleston course.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

     $70.00 ($60.00 for CofC)*

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

  • First Aid Basics
  • Medical, Injury and Environmental Emergencies
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Optional: Child and Infant CPR, AED and choking modules
  • Length: 6 hours
  • Card: Yes, Heartsaver First Aid Completion Card (2 years)
  • Tests: Skills Test
  • Optional: Written Test
  • Required Student Materials: Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook (90-1026)
    • Student Workbook $10 when purchased with course

College of Charleston: This class is appropriate for most students seeking First Aid with CPR/AED certification with a completion card as part of a College of Charleston course.

BLS for Healthcare Providers

     $55.00 ($45.00 for CofC)*

This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant.
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant.
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant.
  • Foreign-body airway obstruction
  • Length: 4.5 hours
  • Card: Yes, BLS for Healthcare Providers Completion Card (2 years)
  • Tests: Written Exam, Skills Test
  • Required Student Materials: BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (90-1038)
    • Student Manual $10 when purchased with course

College of Charleston: We recommend this course to those who are currently working, or will soon be working, in a formal healthcare setting such as those listed above. In addition, this course is recommended for many lifeguard re-certification programs. Please check with your certifying agency to see which course is best suited to your needs. BLS for HCP is equivalent to the Red Cross Professional Rescuer Course for the purposes of lifeguard recertification.

*The course fees listed above reflect the current pricing for our open enrollment courses as listed on our schedule of courses. If your group wishes to conduct a private training or train a large number of students please contact us for group rates.

The pricing listed in parentheses reflects a discount for all College of Charleston students, faculty, staff and alumni. Valid College of Charleston ID must be presented on the course day.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.