CPR Courses

For Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Providers


Columbia Basin College offers American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider CPR training for healthcare providers as well as basic CPR and First Aid training for non-healthcare providers. Registration is quick and easy.

The American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR training and certification is required for all programs offered by the School of Health Sciences.

Courses for Healthcare Providers

The American Heart Association BLS Provider course is designed for healthcare providers caring for patients both in pre-hospital and in-facility environments. Students entering healthcare fields at CBC will need this course before attending internship/clinical.

The AHA BLS Provider course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Course Content:

  • High quality CPR for adults, children and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

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Courses for Non-Healthcare Providers

This course is open to anyone, who prefers to complete the classroom training portion of the course on line, then come to us for skills training only. Individuals who should consider this course include the following:

  • Non-Healthcare Faculty and Building Captains at Columbia Basin College
  • Companies or corporations who require staff members or employees to maintain first aid and CPR with AED credentialed training

If you or your organization needs this course and there are no class times available, contact Troy Stratford at tstratfordFREEcolumbiabasn.edu to request additional offerings. We can customize a course for your group if necessary.

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  • Phone:509-544-8300

  • Address:940 Northgate Dr., Richland, WA 99352

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