Certification Classes

$330

Lifeguarding

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Upon successful completion, the participant receives certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid that is valid for two years.

Course Includes

  • 8-hours of online training (to be completed prior to the start of class)
  • 20-hours of onsite training
  • A 8:1 student to instructor ratio
  • CPR/AED/First Aid training
  • Lifeguarding skills
  • Professionalism training
  • Confidence building
  • Team building

Prerequisites

  • Must be at least 15 years of age on or before the last day of class
  • Must be able to swim 300 yards (12 lengths of the pool) continuously using breaststroke or freestyle, demonstrating rhythmic breathing
  • Must be able to tread water for two (2) minutes without hands
  • Must be able to retrieve a ten (10) pound brick diving to a depth of ten (10) feet, surface and swim 20-yrd with weight, using legs only, and exit the pool (without using a ladder) within 100 seconds

Upcoming Classes:

  • July 29 – July 31
  • August 26 – August 28
  • September 9 – September 11
  • October 21 – October 23
  • November 5 – November 6
  • February 25 – February 26
  • March 4 – March 5

The class schedule is:

  • Friday 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday 8am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-5pm

Classes in November, February and March are Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm.

Please call the Wellness Center at 304-876-5300 or CLICK HERE to register. For more information, please e-mail Andria Leach at aleach@shepherd.edu.

$175

Lifeguarding Review/Re-certification

Abbreviated renewal course for current lifeguards, or those with a Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification no more than 30-days expired. The course includes 10-hours of in-person instruction with both hands-on and written tests. Participants are required to demonstrate prerequisite swim skills listed under Lifeguarding.

Upcoming Classes:

  • October 7 – October 8
  • February 18 (8:00am – 6:00pm)

Please call the Wellness Center at 304-876-5300 or CLICK HERE to register. For more information, please e-mail Andria Leach at aleach@shepherd.edu.

$132

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid

This certification is for the healthcare worker seeking the skills needed for responding to cardiac and first aid emergencies. Upon successful completion of the course the participant will receive a certification valid for two (2) years.

Course Includes

  • 3-hours of online training (to be completed prior to the start of class)
  • 5-hours of in-person training
  • CPR/AED training for adults, children, & infants
  • Rescue breathing, choking, and treating sudden illnesses
  • First aid skills for muscle, soft tissue, bone & joint injuries
  • Handling environmental emergencies

Upcoming Classes:

  • August 13
  • September 24
  • November 19
  • December 3
  • December 17
  • January 7
  • February 4

Please call the Wellness Center at 304-876-5300 or CLICK HERE to register. For more information, please e-mail Andria Leach at aleach@shepherd.edu.

$105

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

This certification is for those that may need to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a certification valid for two (2) years.

Course Includes

  • Two and a half (2.5) hours of online pre-course work
  • Five and a half (5.5) hours of on-site training
  • Checking an injured or ill person
  • CPR for adults, children, & infants
  • Emergency situation training
  • How to treat choking/breathing emergencies
  • First aid skills
  • AED training
  • Final written exam (as required by many employers)

All class participants are asked to complete the online portion of the class prior to the first day of class. To access the online portion of the class, please click this link and register: https://www.redcrosslearning.com/course/301040f0-c611-11e6-981d-bb8e5751112f