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American Red Cross Health & Safety Classes


                            Fall Semester Courses

Registration opens on August 17 for all health & safety classes!

CPR/AED (Adult, Child, and Infant)
Fee: $50
Date: September 19 & 22/ October 10 & 21/ November 7 & 16
Time(s):5:30pm-9:30pm
 
First Aid 
Fee: $30
Date: September 19 & 23/ October 10 & 22/ November 7 & 17
Time(s):5:30pm-8:30pm

 

Lifeguard Instructor Class (LGI) 
Fee: $250
Date: September 14th-September 18th
Time(s):5:30pm-9:30pm

 

Water Safety Instructor Instructor Class (WSI) 
Fee: $250
Date:October 5th-7th+October 12th-14th (All one class)
Time(s):5:30pm-9:30pm
 
Note: Lifeguard and Lifeguard Re-certification courses are only offered in the spring.

 

We offer private Health and Safety classes for groups of 10 or more.  For more information, please contact Gabby Marquez at gmarquez@vt.edu


                                 Course Descriptions 

CPR/AED (Adult, Child, and Infant)

Purpose: The American Red Cross CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac and breathing. This course will teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive.

 
First Aid 

Purpose: The American Red Cross First Aid program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to first aid emergencies. This course will teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive.

 
Lifeguard Instructor Class (LGI) 

Purpose:The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Blood borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.

 
Water Safety Instructor Instructor Class (WSI) 

Purpose:The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentation in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’’ progress.

 
Lifeguard Course

Purpose:The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

 
Lifeguard Re-certification Course

Purpose:The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting. The review course format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations.


                Health and Safety Course Information

Registration
Please register online.  You have the option to pay online or in person at 142 McComas Hall with cash, credit cards, or checks prior to the class. Please make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech

Class Cancellation
Health and Safety classes with fewer than six participants will be cancelled and participants will recieve a full refund for the class.

Class Accomodations and/or Special Needs
Please contact Gabby Marquez, Assistant Director of Aquatics and Instructional Programs at gmarquez@vt.edu or (540) 231-9917 for assistance with your needs.


Contact Information
Gabby Marquez 
Assistant Director for Aquatics 
(540) 231-9917
142 McComas Hall (0358)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

gmarquez@vt.edu                                        

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