As part of our commitment to youth development, our Red Cross Certification courses teach our community’s kids and teens how to effectively respond in emergency situations through first aid training. Participants build confidence, learn responsibility, and hone decision-making skills, equipping each to become a leader in our community and beyond.
Enjoy being with kids? Looking to earn extra cash? Take the Red Cross Babysitting Certification course at our Y and become “the best of the best.” You will become certified in First Aid and will learn tips and techniques for being a confident, fun, and creative babysitter.
Designed for active hikers, skiers, and snowboarders, scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments. This course teaches and certifies participants in advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. Prior completion of the First Aid, CPR, & AED certification course required.
Designed to help teenagers recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies; this course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person when minutes matter, and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This course is paced to provide teens the opportunity to learn about cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies.
The ARC Safety Training for Swim Coaches helps to fulfill the Coaches Safety Education requirement for USA Swimming and Y USA with a 2-year certification. This course is taught in conjunction with the lifeguard recertification courses, and participants must be registered for the lifeguard recertification course at the same time as this course. The course is offered in a blended learning format and requires the online portion (accessed via mobile, desktop or tablet) to be completed prior to attending the Instructor-led skills session.
Basic Life Support (BLS) educates healthcare providers and public safety professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to breathing, cardiac, and opioid overdose emergencies in adult, child, and infant patients. The course emphasizes providing high-quality care and integrating psycho-motor skills with critical thinking and problem solving to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
Teaches professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.
Designed to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies; this course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person when minutes matter, and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.
*Courses are offered in a blended learning format and requires the online portion (accessed via mobile, desktop or tablet) to be completed prior to attending the Instructor-led skills session.
The American Red Cross has introduced a junior lifeguarding course designed to guide and prepare youth ages 11-14 for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. Course focuses on building a foundation of knowledge, attitude, and skills for future lifeguards.
The American Red Cross Lifeguard course is available to those who are interested in becoming a certified lifeguard. This course includes certification in First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED and Lifeguard.
This course is for those individuals who are already certified as a lifeguard and need to re-certify all three certifications: First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Lifeguard certifications.
This course is offered to current certified lifeguards seeking additional Red Cross Waterfront certification for outdoor waterfronts, beaches, lakes, or ponds.