Instructor Training and Recertification

CCAC offers a comprehensive instructor training program designed for those who wish to instruct in the public safety arena. The program includes use of instructional techniques, as well as specialized training for many of the programs offered though the CCAC Public Safety Institute, including CPR, EMT, Rescue, HAZMAT, Fire and American Heart Association. We examine all aspects of educational methodology, including lesson preparation, student motivation, instructional techniques, use of audio-visual materials, evaluation mechanisms and classroom management.


EMS Instructor

This course is designed to equip the individual with the necessary knowledge to be an instructor with an emergency service.


BLS Instructor

This course is designed for those current in American Heart Association Provider CPR who wish to become instructors. Students must have a current health care provider card and must complete Part 1 (the online didactic portion of the course) prior to taking Part 2.




CCAC PSI offers a wide range of continuing education classes for anyone involved in public safety and for the members of the general public who have an interest in learning more about EMS, fire, rescue, hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and a number of other topics.

Many of the programs are eligible for PA DOH continuing education credit for prehospital providers.


HeartCode ACLS

HeartCode ACLS is the blended learning delivery method for the AHA ACLS course. Blended learning is a combination of e-learning and hands-on practice. The student completes part of the course in a self-directed, comprehensive e-learning environment that uses e-simulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual health care settings (Part 1), followed by hands-on skills practice (Part 2) and a skills test with an AHA ACLS instructor (Part 3).


HeartCode PLS

HeartCode PALS is the blended learning delivery method for the AHA PALS course that teaches health care providers the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children in virtual health care settings. The student completes the e-simulation part of the course (Part 1) by applying knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Successful completion of Part 1 is followed by hands-on skills practice (Part 2) and a skills test with an AHA ACLS instructor (Part 3).


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

This ACLS course highlights the standards and guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care as outlined by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the American College of Cardiology.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

At the conclusion of this program, you should be able to identify information and strategies for preventing cardiac arrest in infants and children; recognize the infant at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; and utilize the necessary knowledge and skills to resuscitate and stabilize the infant or child victim of cardiopulmonary arrest.


Trauma Life Support

There are a variety of Trauma Life Support courses available for both Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) providers. These courses focus on the prehospital management of trauma patients at either level. Course content includes trauma patient assessment, stabilization of the trauma patient, rapid extrication techniques and, for ALS providers, several advanced trauma skills. The course includes lecture and practical skill sessions. The advanced skills that the student is introduced to include both needle thoracentesis and cricotracheotomy.



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