Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County


Learning CPR can save a life
CCAC PSI offers training and retraining in CPR, AED and First Aid.

  • Classes are taught by certified Instructors
  • Instructors are trained on current techniques
  • Classes include practice on manikins

The courses listed below are a sample of the programs offered:

  • Heartsaver CPR/AED (for the Lay Person)
    This CPR Course teaches lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies requiring CPR and how to properly use an AED or automated external defibrillator. Students also learn to treat choking and to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. Courses are available for adult, child and/or infant patients.
  • First Aid
    The First Aid course offers basic support for medical emergencies which include burns, heart attacks, strokes, seizures, wounds, fractures, sprains and environmental emergencies.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider (also known as Professional Rescuer CPR)
    This course is designed for prehospital or hospital healthcare personnel and includes use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults, children and infants, choking and foreign body airway obstruction as well as dealing with heart attacks, chest pain and cardiac arrest. This course is usually the required credential for healthcare professionals. Students must successfully complete practical skills testing and a written exam.
  • CPR Instructor
    This web-enhanced course is for those current in American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR who wish to become instructors. Participants must have a current Healthcare Provider card to take this course. Course structure is in two parts: Part One is an online didactic course which must be completed before Part Two can be taken. Part Two is the classroom skills portion. This course includes: Healthcare Provider instructor manual, Healthcare Provider student manual, and a key that is required in order to access and complete Part One. The key will be sent to participants in the welcome packet via email and US mail.

Spring 2014 BLS Classes:

XIA-470-57847 March 14 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
XIA-470-57848 April 11 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
XIA-470-57849 May 9 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Summer 2014 BLS Classes:

XIA-470-57003 June 13 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
XIA-470-57004 July 11 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
XIA-470-57005 August 8 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fall 2014 BLS Classes:

XIA-470-57006 September 12 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
XIA-470-57007 October 10 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
XIA-470-57008 November 14 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
XIA-470-57009 December 14 (Allegheny Campus) 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

All classes will be held at the Allegheny Campus in the Visual Arts Center (VAC) Room 302
900 North Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15233

Program Fee: $50 (non-PA residents: $100)



Questions? Contact Mike Rodgers

The American Heart Association, the Emergency Care and Safety Institute or any other approved entity strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the sponsoring entity and any fees charged for such a course does not represent income to that association.