Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

Basic Cardiac Life Support Class

(ALH 5665 - 1 credit hour)


Class Description
The purpose of the Healthcare CPR class is to provide students who seek a career in healthcare or laypersons who desire an advanced knowledge of emergency cardiac care with the knowledge, psychomotor ability and attitude necessary to manage basic cardiac and airway emergencies.


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.



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


Entrance into Class
Open enrollment though this course is for healthcare providers.


Healthcare Education Statement
The 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.