American Heart Association Training Center at NWF State College


Spring 2017 Schedule - American Heart Association & Health Care Provider



2017 Schedule of Classes


HeartsSaver (Open to the Public)- Niceville Campus

The Heartsaver Course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR, First Aid and use of an AED.  Students also learn to use barrier devices in CPR and give first aid for choking for responsive adult, child and infant victims.  Responders like security personnel, teachers, parents, lifeguards, airline personnel, corporate employees, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, other rescuers, and those who need or want to learn CPR and how to operate an AED. Age Requirement: 16 and above.

Fee: $50.00

Book Required: Student Required to purchase Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook, 2016

Location - Niceville Campus, Building SSC 400, Room 306
2nd Friday of each month         Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Dates                                                 Course Ref #

Friday, January 13, 2017                       10090          

Friday, February 10                               10091

Friday, March 10                                   10092

Friday, April 14                                     10093

Friday, May 12                                      10094

Friday, June 9                                       10095


HeartsSaver (Open to the Public) - Fort Walton Beach Campus

Location - Fort Walton Beach Campus, Building FW-41, Room 126
3rd Friday of each month        Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Friday, February 17                               10096
Friday, May 19                                      10124

HeartsSaver (Open to the Public) - Sikes Center, Crestview

Location - Sikes Center - Crestview, Room 304   
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Friday, February 3                                  10082

Friday, May 5                                         10083


Heartcode Online Test Only

For American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as CPR, students, after the online eLearning portion is complete,  must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. Skills Sessions are conducted by authorized AHA Instructors.

Fee $50.00

Pre Req - online eLearning portion must be completed, certificate must be brought to class

Test offered the last Friday of each month between the hours of 8:30am - 12:30pm

Email for appointment time.



                    Health Care Provider Trainings

Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider                            

Course Description: BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR), 4.5 contact hours, The BLS Healthcare Providers Course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an AED on adults and children, and relief of a FBAO in responsive and non-responsive victims. The course is designed for healthcare providers who care for patients in a wide variety of settings, both in and out of the hospital. 

Fee: $55.00

Book Required: Student Required to purchase Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual, 2016

Location - Niceville Campus, Building SSC 400, Room 306
2nd Monday of each month and the last Saturday of each month     Time: 8:30am-1:00pm
Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Monday, January 9, 2017                      10097
Saturday, January 28                            10098
Monday, February 13                            10099
Saturday, February 25                          10100
Saturday, March 25                              10101
Monday, April 10                                  10102
Saturday, April 22                                10103
Monday, May 8                                     10115
Monday June 12                                   10118
Saturday, June 25                                10119

Pediatric Advanced Life Support – Initial

This one-day course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency respiratory management or cardiac arrest. The PALS course is for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest utilizing a systematic approach to pediatric assessment is the focus of this course. This is a 2 day class.

Fee: $150.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Dates                                                                 Course Ref #
Monday & Tuesday, January 30 & 31, 2017             10120
Monday & Tuesday, April 24 & 25                           10121

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Refresher                   

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support-(PALS) Provider Refresher course is for current PALS providers who wish to renew their provider status. This course provides a refresher on the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.

Pre Req: PALS Initial and current BLS Card Required

Fee: $85.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Dates                                                 Course Ref #

Monday, February 6                              10122

Monday May 1                                      10123


ECG/Pharmacology Course

This course will increase your confidence and is desired by those who find rhythm interpretation a challenge. This course is appropriate prior to the ACLS course for those who are new to EKG and require refresher course. We will provide the latest in medical education technology utilizing PowerPoint presentations, Rhythm Simulators to give you the skills to interpret basic dysrhythmias. The electrical conduction of the heart as well as its anatomy and physiology will be covered in this course.


  • Interpret dysrhythmias as well as normal rhythms.
  • Perform 5 steps to determine rhythm.
  • Describe electrical conduction of the heart.
  • Intended Audiences - ACLS Initial Providers, Nurses, Respiratory, Allied health professionals, Students in Health Occupations

Fee: $125.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180  
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Monday, February 27                            10125


Advanced Stroke Life Support Prehospital/Hospital

This course addresses the prehospital, emergency department, and stroke unit management of patients with acute stroke by incorporating interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, video and standardized patients. It covers the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (MEND) exam, and the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients. 

Specifics to the prehospital and in-hospital audiences are addressed through the use of concurrent breakout sessions. Passing score is 72% on the posttest, but a minimum of 84% is required to be eligible for the ASLS® instructor course.

Fee: $150.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Dates                                                 Course Ref #

Tuesday, April 4                                      10127

Acute Coronary Syndromes & 12-Lead Interpretation Provider

Participants learn a rapid and systematic approach to the prehospital and emergency department evaluation and management of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Pathophysiology, clinical assessment, 12-lead ECG performance and interpretation, dysrhythmia recognition, indications and contraindications for reperfusion therapy (including coronary intervention and thrombolytics), and field treatment be are reviewed. The curriculum emphasizes the standard of care as outlined in guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and stresses interaction through hands-on ECG performance, case-based workshops, and immersive simulation training scenarios. Use of a focused Prehospital Checklist and Algorithm emphasizes accurate and efficient field management and reporting to the Emergency Department. Patient management in the Emergency Department is also reviewed, as optimal care requires interprofessional teamwork.

Fee: $150.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Monday, March 6                                   10128

PHTLS – Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support 

This course is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for pre-hospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality.

Fee: $150.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Dates                                                                    Course Ref #
Monday & Tuesday, May 15 & 16                              10129

Airway Management Principles and Practice Provider and Instructor

The case-based AMPP course incorporates hands-on skills training and simulation and focuses on the goal of adequate oxygenation and ventilation for airway patients. There are skills stations for effective bag-mask ventilation, capnography interpretation, supraglottic devices, endotracheal intubation, surgical airways, as well as non-invasive ventilation and transport ventilators and special situations. 

Participants must score an 83% or higher on the provider course posttest to be eligible for the instructor course on day 2.

Fee: $175.00
Book Required:
CEUs: 8 hours
Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Dates                                                                           Course Ref #
Friday, March 3                                                               10127