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American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center

College of The Albemarle (COA) operates the only American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center in the area and offers a variety of classes for both the general public and medical professionals.

Course offerings range from basic CPR for the general public to advanced life support courses for local emergency medical services (EMS) providers, nurses, physicians and other allied health professionals.

Potential students, including those enrolled in any of the health sciences classes at COA, can find a class offering that will meet their requirements for enrollment.

AHA Online Course Offerings

AHA offers many of their classes online, available on their website at AHA eLearning. Following completion of an online class, you’ll need to demonstrate your hands-on skills while in the presence of a certified AHA instructor.

The AHA Training Center offers monthly Basic Life Support (BLS) skill review sessions proctored by certified instructors. Those choosing the online option will need to attend one of these sessions to officially complete the course.

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) classes are available online with the skills evaluation or in-person upon request.

Class Descriptions

Classes for the General Public

For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a class completion card in first aid and/or CPR-AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a class completion card in first aid and/or CPR-AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a class completion card in first aid and/or CPR AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
For anyone involved in childcare (including childcare workers, teachers, foster care workers, camp counselors, youth organization workers and coaches for children’s sports organizations) with a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. This class is also ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters and guardians.
For anyone who wants to learn CPR in an instructor-led or facilitated group environment, and who does not need a class completion card for a job or other requirement. This is a good option for middle and high school students who don’t need a class completion card.

Classes for Medical Professionals and Students in Medical Fields

For healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
For healthcare professionals (including physicians, nurses, paramedics, and emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care unit personnel) who need an ACLS class completion card for job or other requirements, or who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.
For healthcare providers (including physicians, nurses, paramedics, and emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care unit personnel) who need a PALS class completion card for job or other requirements, or who respond to child and infant emergencies.

Class Schedules

Instructions for Registering for COA Sponsored Classes

There are three easy steps to get through the registration process. Follow all steps for online classes. For in-person classes, follow step 2.

  1. Go to eLearning.org, purchase and complete the desired class. Bring the Course Completion Certificate with you when you come for the skills evaluation class.
  2. Visit WebAdvisor to register and pay for classes online:
    • Select “Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes.”
    • On the search page, simply click “Submit” without entering any information.
    • Place a check mark in the box next to the BLS skills class you want then click “Submit.”
    • Complete all the demographic information and pay for your class.
  3. Once the registration is complete, attend the class selected. Classes are held in COA – Elizabeth City, C building room 110. We start at 1 p.m. and try to arrange appointments to reduce wait time.

January 2022 Location Class Time
Jan. 7 COA – Edenton-Chowan HS CPR/AED 1 to 4 p.m.
Jan. 22 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
Jan. 26 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
Jan. 27 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
February 2022 Location Class Time
Feb. 11 COA – Currituck HS CPR/AED 1 to 4 p.m.
Feb. 19 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
Feb. 23 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
Feb. 24 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
March 2022 Location Class Time
March 18 COA – Dare HS CPR/AED 1 to 4 p.m.
March 19 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
March 23 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
March 30 COA – Elizabeth City BLS Instructor 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 31 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
April 2022 Location Class Time
April 8 COA – Edenton-Chowan HS CPR/AED 1 to 4 p.m.
April 23 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
April 27 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
April 28 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
May 2022 Location Class Time
May 10 COA – Currituck HS CPR/AED 9 a.m. to noon
May 21 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
May 25 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
May 26 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
June 2022 Location Class Time
June 11 COA – Dare HS CPR/AED 9 a.m. to noon
June 18 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
June 22 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
June 30 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
July 2022 Location Class Time
July 1 COA – Edenton-Chowan HS CPR/AED 9 a.m. to noon
July 23 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
July 27 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
July 28 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
August 2022 Location Class Time
Aug. 9 COA – Currituck HS CPR/AED 9 a.m. to noon
Aug. 20 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
Aug. 31 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
Aug. 25 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
September 2022 Location Class Time
Sep. 20 COA – Dare HS CPR/AED 9 a.m. to noon
Sep. 24 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
Sep. 28 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
Sep. 29 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
October 2022 Location Class Time
Oct. 5 COA – Edenton-Chowan HS CPR/AED 5 to 8 p.m.
Oct. 22 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
Oct. 26 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
Oct. 26 COA – Elizabeth City BLS Instructor 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 27 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
November 2022 Location Class Time
Nov. 18 COA – Currituck HS CPR/AED 1 to 4 p.m.
Nov. 19 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
Nov. 30 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
Nov. 17 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.
December 2022 Location Class Time
Dec. 16 COA – Dare HS CPR/AED 1 to 4 p.m.
Dec. 17 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 9 a.m. to noon
Dec. 14 COA – Elizabeth City BLS 5 to 8 p.m.
Dec. 15 COA – Elizabeth City Skills 1 to 4 p.m.