Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

First Aid in the Workplace Class

(ALH 5658 - 3 credit hours)

Class Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare people with the ability to manage medical and traumatic emergencies before EMS arrives at the scene. This class is ideal for those who always wanted to know how to help sick and injured people.

Location of Class

EMS training sessionThis class can be taught at any of the Cowley centers. Special arrangements can be made where the instructors teach at various organizations such as businesses, fire departments, emergency medical services, nursing homes or hospitals.


This class is provided whenever the need arises. Flexible scheduling is also available in certain situations.

Entrance into Class

Open enrollment.

Healthcare Education Statement

Healthcare training sessionThe dominant accrediting body for healthcare organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), mandated criminal record checks be performed on persons having any opportunity for patient interaction at its accredited hospitals.

This includes volunteers, faculty and EMS students. A criminal record check that reveals certain crimes could result in a situation where the EMS student cannot participate in clinical rotations at a healthcare facility. As such, this student could not successfully complete the class.

At the present time, this policy will not affect students who take this class because they do not participate in clinicals at a hospital. For more information on background checks, click here.

For information on how to enroll online click here.