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CPR and First Aid Classes

Health-related emergencies can happen anywhere at any time so it’s important for communities and workplaces to have people trained in CPR and first aid who are ready and able to respond. Aims offers a variety of accredited American Heart Association (AHA) non-credit seminars, certifications, onsite customized CPR and first aid classes and more.

American Heart Association LogoAs a longstanding certified AHA Training Center, Aims has access to comprehensive accredited learning opportunities and a large pool of instructors. These AHA instructor-led, online and blended classes for basic life support certification can be taken as individual continuing education courses or group corporate training. Upon completion of a course, you receive an AHA certification that is valid for two years.

If you work in healthcare, fire or emergency medical services, corrections, or in a school district, you might be required to be trained in CPR and first aid, basic life support or to obtain an automated external defibrillator (AED) certification. These are just a few professional fields that require CPR and first aid certification for key employees, and you can complete this necessary training affordably and flexibly at Aims. Sessions are available online and in-person on the Windsor, Greeley and Fort Lupton campuses (check location when registering). 

See current class times, locations, and registration information:

Let Aims Bring CPR and First Aid Classes to You

If you have a group of employees that need to be certified in CPR, first aid or basic life support, we will bring our AHA certified instructors, curriculum and equipment to your facility and train your employees onsite. 

To learn more about bringing AHA courses and certifications onsite to improve health and safety in your workplace, contact:

workforce@aims.edu 
(970) 893-9835

Current Non-Credited First Aid and CPR Classes at Aims

Not all classes are available at all campus locations. Be sure to check the catalog and verify what campus your class will be held on when you register. 

For individuals with little or no medical training who need to be certified and anyone who wants to be prepared in an emergency.

You will learn:

  • First aid basics
  • How to manage a medical/injury emergency before EMS arrives
  • How to prevent illness and injury in life or death situations
  • Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • AED use
  • Opioid-associated emergencies

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years

This American Heart Association course is for healthcare professionals and students in Fire or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs.

You will learn:

  • One-rescuer, two-rescuer and team approaches for CPR including Adult, Child, and Infant
  • AED use
  • Choking

For people wanting to teach others how to provide CPR and BLS techniques as recommended by the AHA.

You will learn how to help others acquire the skills and knowledge they need to provide emergency care in a potentially life-threatening situation.

Refresher course for those needing to renew their instructor certification. 

In order to be eligible for Instructor Certification Renewal, you must meet the following two requirements:

  1. Your BLS provider and Instructor certifications must be current (non-expired as of the date of class)
  2. You must have taught or assisted with a minimum of 4 BLS or HeartSaver classes in the last 2 years
  3. Complete a monitoring session at Aims within 6 months of class

This online class is designed for healthcare providers such as Fire/EMS personnel, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, phlebotomists, radiology technicians, and respiratory therapists and those enrolling in Fire and/or EMS programs.

You will learn:

  • First aid basics
  • How to manage a medical/injury emergency before EMS arrives
  • How to prevent illness and injury in life or death situations
  • Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • AED use
  • Opioid-associated emergencies

Upon successful completion of the course, you will complete an in-person skills test on campus and receive a course completion card, valid for two years.

CPR for Degree Programs

Aims offers several degree programs that may require you to complete CPR and first aid training. Please check with your advisor about specific prerequisites for your program of interest.