Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Class

(ALH 5673 - 1 credit hour)

Class Description

Students in the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor ClassThe purpose of the American Heart Association's ACLS Instructor class is to provide students, who wish to teach ACLS to others, an increased awareness of advanced cardiac life support care. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge, psychomotor ability and attitude necessary to manage American Heart Association ACLS classes in a constructive and competent fashion. Typical students are respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physicians, nurses or paramedics.

Location of Class

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


Training session of Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor ClassThis class is provided whenever the need arises. Flexible scheduling is also available in certain situations.

Entrance into Class

Open enrollment though CPR and ACLS provider certification prior to the class is required and advanced healthcare experience is strongly suggested.

Healthcare Education Statement

Volunteers, faculty and EMS studentsThe 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.