American Red Cross Health & Safety Classes
Fall Semester Courses
Registration opens on August 1 for all classes!
Lay Responder Classes
Instructor Level Classes
Purpose: The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.
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.
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.
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.
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
Please register online or in person at 142 McComas Hall with cash, credit cards, or checks 3 business days prior to the class. Please make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech
A partial refund will be given if the participant requests one during the registration period. No refunds will be given after the registration period has closed. A $10 fee will be administered for all refunds.
Health and Safety classes with fewer than three participants will be cancelled and participants will recieve a full refund for the class.