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First Aid & CPR/AED
Registration
  • Register online or at the Welcome Center (main desk of the Recreation Center).
  • Payment is required at the time of registration.
  • Each class has a registration deadline of 9:00 a.m. 3 business days prior to the class (5 business days for blended learning classes).
Enrollment Evaluation
  • Class enrollment is evaluated at 9 a.m. 5 business days prior to the class.
  • Classes that have not reached minimum enrollment at the time of evaluation may be cancelled.
  • Individuals enrolled in a class that has been cancelled will be given the option of transferring to another scheduled class or being issued a full refund.
Cancellation Requests
  • Cancellation requests should be sent to aquaprog@oakland.edu at least 7 business days before the date of the class.
  • All cancellations will incur a $10 cancellation fee. 
  • Refunds will not be given for requests submitted within 7 business of the class.
Blended Learning Registration

Registering for a blended learning class is a two-step process.

The first step is to register for the desired class session with the Department of Campus Recreation either in person at the Welcome Desk of the Recreation Center or via the Department’s online registration site.

The second step is to register with the American Red Cross online training site via a web link that will be e-mailed to all enrolled participants at least two weeks prior to the in-classroom session date.

Blended Learning Payments

The fees listed are the total fees for the class. For blended learning registrations, a portion of the fee will be paid when enrolling with the Department of Campus Recreation. The other portion of the fee listed will be paid when registering with the American Red Cross online training site.

Course Offerings

First Aid r.2016
The purpose of this American Red Cross training course is to teach the lay responder the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to common first aid emergencies including sudden illnesses, burns, cuts, and more. This course does not include any CPR skills. After successful completion of this course, participants will receive an American Red Cross First Aid certification card that is valid for 2 years.  This course is taught in the Blended Learning Format. Note: This course is taught in the Blended Learning Format.  1.5 Hours of Online Training must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the date listed in the BL Deadline column; print and bring completion record to in-class training session.

Certification: Standard First Aid (valid for two years)
Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members

Activity #DateDayTimeBL Deadline
390104-B1May 21, 2016SaturdayNoon - 12:30 p.m.May 20, 2016
390104-B2Aug 20, 2016SaturdayNoon - 12:30 p.m.Aug., 19, 2016
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED v2016
The purpose of this American Red Cross training course is to teach the lay responder the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to both life- threatening and common first aid emergencies. Participants will learn skills to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in Adult, Children, and Infants along with skills to care for common first aid emergencies including sudden illnesses, burns, cuts, and more. The use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s) is covered in this training course. After successful completion of this course participants will receive American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification card that are valid for 2 years.

Note for OU Students: This class does NOT fulfill the School of Nursing nor the School of Health Sciences Requirements.

Certification: Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (valid for two years)
Cost: $62 members / $70 non-members

Activity #Date(s)Day(s)Time
390801-01May 8, 2016SundayNoon - 6 p.m.
390801-05May 14, 2016Saturday9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
390801-02June 4, 2016Saturday9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
390801-03July 23, 2016Saturday9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
390801-04August 27, 2016Saturday9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
The purpose of this American Red Cross training course is to teach professional-level rescuers the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies. Topics covered in this training course include CPR and AED for Adult, Children, and Infants; use of a pocket mask; use of a Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM); and two-rescuer CPR. This course does not cover First Aid skills. After successful completion of this course participants will receive an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers certification card this is valid for 2 years. Note: This course is taught in the Blended Learning Format.  2.0 Hours of Online Training must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the date listed in the BL Deadline column; print and bring completion record to in-class training session.

This course does not include First Aid skills.

Note for OU Students: This class does NOT fulfill the School of Health Sciences Requirements.

Certification: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers (valid for two years)
Cost: $66 members / $74 non-members

Activity #DateDayTimeBL Deadline
390304-B1May 21, 2016Saturday9:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m.May 17, 2016
390304-B2August 20, 2016Saturday9:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m.Aug., 16, 2016
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Review
The purpose of this American Red Cross review course is to re-certify those currently trained in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.  After successful completion of this course participants will receive an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers certification card this is valid for 2 years. This course is taught in the Blended Learning Format.

This course does not include First Aid skills.

Note for OU Students: This class does NOT fulfill the School of Health Sciences Requirements.

Certification: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers (valid for two years)
Cost: $TBD members / $TBD non- members

Activity #DateDayTimeBL Deadline
 No Spr/Sum Offerings   
Lifeguard / Lifeguard Instructor
Registration
  • Register online or at the Welcome Center (main desk of the Recreation Center).
  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.
  • Lifeguard courses have a registration deadline of 9:00 a.m. 3 business days prior to the first class date.
  • Lifeguard Instructor courses have a registration deadline of 9:00 a.m. 5 business days prior to the first class date.
Enrollment Evaluation
  • Lifeguard course enrollment is evaluated at 9 a.m. 5 business days prior to the first class date.
  • Lifeguard Instructor course enrollment is evaluated at 9:00 a.m. 10 business days prior to the first class date.
  • Courses that have not reached minimum enrollment at the time of evaluation may be cancelled.
  • Individuals enrolled in a course that has been cancelled will be given the option of transferring to another scheduled course or being issued a full refund.
Cancellation Requests
  • Cancellation requests should be sent to aquaprog@oakland.edu at least 7 business days before the date of the first class.
  • All cancellations will incur a $10 cancellation fee. 
  • Refunds will not be given for requests submitted within 7 business of the first class date.
Lifeguard Training Course

The purpose of this American Red Cross training course is to teach entry-level lifeguard participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.

Course Prerequisites (tested on the first day):
  • 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: swim 20 yards, surface dive to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim back to the starting point with both hands holding the object; exit the water without using ladder or steps.

Cost: $195 members / $243 non-members
(note: the costs does not include the cost of a textbook; a loaner textbook will be provided for use during the class and access to a digital version will be provided as part of class enrollment.  A textbook can be purchased during the class for an additional charge)

Activity #Days / Dates / Times
390401-01Fri., May 13;  4-8 p.m.
Sat., May 14;  9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun., May 15;  11:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri., May 20;  4-7:30 p.m.
Sat., May 21;  9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun., May 22;  11:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lifeguard Training Review Course

The purpose of this American Red Cross review course is to re-certify individuals currently trained as American Red Cross Lifeguards. Successful completion of this course, which includes attending all class sessions, will re-certify participants in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years.

Course Prerequisites (verified/tested on the first day):
  • Currently Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: swim 20 yards, surface dive to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim back to the starting point with both hands holding the object; exit the water without using ladder or steps.

Cost: $135 members / $159 non-members
(note: the costs does not include the cost of a textbook; a loaner textbook will be provided for use during the class and access to a digital version will be provided as part of class enrollment.  A textbook can be purchased during the class for an additional charge)

Activity #Days / Dates / Times
N/AWatch for additional offerings in Fall 2016
Lifeguarding Instructor Course

The purpose of this American Red Cross instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Health Care Providers course.

Course Prerequisites:
  • 17 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possess one of the following:
    • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
    • A current Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or and American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards.
    • An equivalent certificate from another organization.
  • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Red Cross.
  • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Lifeguarding Course.
  • Successfully complete the online Lifeguarding Instructor Precourse Exam (80 percent or better).
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Session.
Cost: $320 members / $365 non-members
(note: the costs does not include the cost of the American Red Cross Online Orientation which is $35)

Registration Min: 4 candidates; Max: 6 candidates

Registration Period: TBD (or until filled, whichever occurs first)

Activity #Days / Dates / Times
TBDSpring/Summer Class Dates in Development
SCUBA Instruction

Courses on this tab are offered to OU Students, Faculty, Staff and Rec Center Members through a partnership with Great Lakes DiveCenter.  Non-Members interested in these courses should contact Great Lakes DiveCenter directly.

Registration
  • Register for S.C.U.B.A. Courses online or at the Welcome Center (main desk of the Recreation Center).
  • Payment is required at the time of registration.
  • Each class has a registration deadline of 9:00 a.m. 10 business days prior to the class.
Enrollment Evaluation
  • Course enrollment is evaluated by Great Lake DiveCenter.  
  • Courses that have not reached minimum enrollment at the time of evaluation may be cancelled.
  • Individuals enrolled in a course that has been cancelled will be given the option of transferring to another scheduled course or being issued a full refund.
Cancellation Requests
  • Cancellation requests should be sent to aquaprog@oakland.edu at least 7 business days before the date of the course.
  • All cancellations will incur a $10 cancellation fee. 
  • Refunds will not be given for requests submitted within 7 business of the course.
Discover SCUBA Session
Think you may be interested in SCUBA Training but not sure you are ready to sign up for a course?  A Discover SCUBA Session provides you an opportunity to try SCUBA to see if you like it.  This session is not a certification course, instead it allows you to experience the SCUBA equipment in shallow water as an introduction and evaluation to assist you in deciding if a full SCUBA course is for you!

Cost: $TBD members / $TBD non-members 
Activity #
 Date(s) Day(s) Time
 Postponed until
Fall 2016
 Saturday TBD

PADI Open Water Diver Course
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You will also earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification that is recognized worldwide. You'll earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives. This is part one of a two part certification course. Part one consists of the academic (classroom) and confined (pool) portions.  Then you can either make arrangements in the Spring/Summer to complete Part 2 (open water training) through the staff of instructors at Great Lakes DiveCenter or purchase a referral kit to complete your part 2 while on vacation.

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. At some point in the course, your PADI Instructor will ask you to demonstrate the ability to swim 200 meters/yards and complete a bit of paperwork, to get you on your way.

Cost: $149 students / $179 members 
Activity #
 Date(s) Day(s) Time
350401-01May 14 & 15Saturday & SundayTBD
350401-02June 11 & 12Saturday & SundayTBD