Basic Life Support / First Aid

Get educated on the skills needed to administer basic life support.


Next Training Session:

Dates: Ongoing

Location: Anoka Technical College

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Types of jobs I can get with this certificate:

What you get out of the training:

4-hour course on Basic Life Support

  • American Heart Association recommendations for CPR and AED
  • Use of a bag mask device
  • Treating airway obstruction for patients of all ages
  • Basic Life Support certification which is valid for 2 years

4-hour course on First Aid

  • American Heart Association critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives 
  • Learn first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke
  • Skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings. 
  • First Aid certification which is valid for 2 years.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED (or graduating before training starts)
  • Unemployed or underemployed