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Sac State authorized as Heart Assn. training center

05-24-2012

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Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education (CCE) has been designated as an American Heart Association (AHA) Authorized Training Center. The AHA serves as the gold standard in life support training in the allied health care field.

Sacramento State is the first CSU campus to earn this approval. The new status is already being utilized in the University’s Pre-hospital Programs.

Sacramento State is the first CSU campus to earn this approval. CCE was previously authorized to provide training under the auspices of the Sonora Regional Medical Center. Now CCE is authorized to offer its own trainings and partner with subsidiary training sites.

The new status is already being utilized in the University’s Pre-hospital Programs, as students become CPR-certified through the EMT-Basic, EMT-Paramedic, and Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs.

CCE plans to offer monthly courses that will be open to the public. For a schedule of courses, visit this website. Offerings will consist of both on-ground and online instruction, including:

  • Family and Friends CPR
  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Heartsaver CPR AED
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
  • Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid
  • Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider

CCE is also looking forward to future community service efforts with AHA such as low-cost classes, fun walks/runs and other advocacy events available to Sacramento State and its surrounding community. Future plans include the addition of new training sites in the Sacramento region.

Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education develops and delivers certificate and degree completion programs, conference and training services, and personal enrichment courses that foster community, regional, economic and workforce development. For more information, visit www.cce.csus.edu.

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Alan Miller
amiller@csus.edu