McComas Hall
06:00 am to 11:30 pm
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05:30 am to 11:30 pm
Rec Sports Main Office
08:00 am to 05:00 pm



American Red Cross Health & Safety Classes

                           Spring Semester Courses


Registration opens on December 3 for all classes!

                                 Lay Responder Classes 


CPR/AED/First Aid (Adult, Child, & Infant)
Fee: VT Affiliate- $60 | Non-VT Affiliate-$80
February 4       1:00-3:30pm
February 16     5:30-8:00pm
March 14         5:30-8:00pm
March 25         1:00-3:30pm
April 12            5:30-8:00pm


                                 Lifeguarding Classes

Lifeguard Classes 
Fee: VT Affiliate- $175 | Non-VT Affiliate-$200
Dates: February 9-12, March 16-19, & April 6-9
Times: Thursday/Friday 5:30-9:30pm & Saturday/Sunday 1:00-8:00pm
Lifeguard Re-certification Classes  
Fee: VT Affiliate- $100 | Non-VT Affiliate-$125
Dates: February 25-26, April 1-2, & April 29-30
Times: Saturday/Sunday 1:00-8:00pm
We offer private Health and Safety classes for groups of 10 or more.  For more information, please contact Gabby Marquez at

                                 Course Descriptions 

First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult, Child, and Infant)

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.

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

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. 


Class Cancellation:

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


Parking on Campus:
Depending on your affiliation with the university and the time of the day, there may be parking restrictions.  Please refer toThe Parking and Transportation website for details. All health and safety classes are held in 198 McComas Hall .  Please know that the McComas parking lot will be closed during home basketball games. Please check the Men's and Women's Basketball schedule. 
Class Accomodations and Speacial Needs:
If you need special accomodations for your swim lesson, please contact the Assistant Director for Aquatics, Gabby Marquez at


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