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American Red Cross Health & Safety Program

Health & Safety courses are available to current UNCW students, faculty, staff, and dependents.

Email 2swim@uncw.edu for course registration details.

 

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED 

Certificate Issued: Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
Length of Certification: 2 Years

Full Course

Course Length: 5.5 Hours for full course, 2 Hours for blended learning course
Prerequisites: None

 

Purpose - The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

Re-certification Course

Course Length: 2-3 Hours
Prerequisites: Must possess a current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent).

 

Purpose - The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal class setting. The format optimizes a participant's ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills tests. The responsibility for preparing for the written exam (if requested or required by an employer or state or local regulations) is shared by the instructor and participant.

A full Blended Learning Course will be held on Saturday, March 27th at 10am

A Recertification Course will be held on Monday, March 10th at 5pm

Lifeguarding Certification

Certificate Issued: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
Length of Certification: 2 Years

Full Course

Course Length: 25 Hours
Prerequisites:

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps

 

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.

 

Blended Learning Course

Course Length: 19.5 hours in person, 7.5 hours online

Prerequisites: 

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
Re-certification Course

Course Length: 12 Hours
Prerequisites: Must possess a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent).

 

 

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. The responsibility for preparing for the final written exam is shared by the instructor and the participant.

Health and Safety Enrollment Policy

The minimum enrollment for each course is 5, and maximum enrollment for each course is 15 individuals. We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirement.

Fee Structure
Fee Structure
Students Fac/Staff  Fac/Staff/Student Dependent Member
Lifeguarding Training Course
Full Course $180 $240 $240 $240
Re-Certification $75 $125 $125 $125
Blended Learning $125 $180 - -
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course
Full Course $40 $85 $85 $85
Re-Certification $30 $60 $60 $60