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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.

Dates for BLS renewal sessions are listed under the schedule of classes. For the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) online class, the AHA Training Center will facilitate skills review and megacode completion on an individual basis. Please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2286 for more information about completing the skills portion of ACLS or PALS courses.

Class Descriptions

Classes for the General Public

Any of the Heartsaver courses listed below can be scheduled on an as-needed basis by contacting the office at the number following. Cost for any one of these classes is $55. If you’re interested in taking one of these courses, please call the AHA Training Center at 252-335-0821 ext. 2286, or email coaahainstructor@albemarle.edu.

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

2021

This course is designed for anyone currently employed or planning to become involved, in a healthcare-related field, and who prefers a traditional classroom setting versus online learning. The Initial course targets those who have not previously taken the healthcare provider level CPR course but can be used to renew this certification.

Cost: $55. You’ll also need to purchase the BLS student manual at AHA Shop CPR.

Dates Time
Jan. 23 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
March 20 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 22 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
July 17 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sep. 18 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nov. 20 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This course is designed for anyone currently employed or planning to become involved, in a healthcare-related field, and who prefers a traditional classroom setting versus online learning. The Initial course targets those who have not previously taken the healthcare provider level CPR course but can be used to renew this certification.

Cost: $55. You’ll also need to purchase the BLS student manual by visiting AHA Shop CPR.

Dates Time
Feb. 20 1 – 4 p.m.
April 17 1 – 4 p.m.
June 19 1 – 4 p.m.
Aug. 21 1 – 4 p.m.
Oct. 16 1 – 4 p.m.
Dec. 18 1 – 4 p.m.
This course is designed for anyone needing to renew a current, unexpired BLS certification. If your certification has lapsed, you’ll need to take the initial class listed above.

Cost: $35. Visit AHA eLearning to enroll.

You’ll need to complete the entire online class prior to your skills review session. Please bring your certificate to confirm that you’ve completed the online class. The sessions listed below will be held in COA – Elizabeth City, C building, room 110. Reviews will be completed by appointment only. Appointments are made in advance and are scheduled every fifteen minutes starting at 1 p.m.

To register and schedule your skills appointment, please contact the AHA Training Center at 252-335-0821 ext. 2286, or by email at coaahainstructor@albemarle.edu.

Dates
Jan. 28
Feb. 25
March 25
April 29
May 27
June 24
July 29
Aug. 26
Sep. 30
Oct. 28
Nov. 18
Dec. 16
This course is designed for those who have never taken ACLS or who are attempting to renew an expired certification.

All classes will be held in COA – Elizabeth City, C building, room 110, and generally begin at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $75. You’ll also need to purchase the ACLS student manual by visiting AHA Shop CPR.

To register for an ACLS classes, please contact the AHA Training Center at 252-335-0821 ext. 2285, or by email at michael_whitehurst@albemarle.edu. Online registration is also available by visiting onlineaha.org.

Dates Time
Jan. 9 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
April 3 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 10 4 – 10 p.m.
Oct. 2 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This course is designed for those who have never taken PALS or who are attempting to renew an expired certification.

All classes will be held in COA – Elizabeth City, C building, room 110, and generally begin at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $75. You’ll also need to purchase the ACLS student manual by visiting AHA Shop CPR.

To register for a PALS classes, please contact the AHA Training Center at 252-335-0821 ext. 2285, or by email at michael_whitehurst@albemarle.edu. Online registration is also available by visiting onlineaha.org.

Dates Time
Feb. 6 8:30 a.m.
May 1 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 7 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 6 8:30 a.m.