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CPR AED Certification Course at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 12, 2013

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College is offering the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED (automated external defibrillator) course for 2-year certification for personal trainers, volunteer coaches, parents, lifeguards, teachers and others with little or no medical background. Successful candidates are issued a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card within 30 days.

Classes are offered on Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. in the Academic Complex, Room A-217 and on Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. in the Academic Complex, Room A-227. Pre-registration is required on the Website at:

Instructor-led courses teach participants the critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) takes over. Course includes multiple learning activities: videos, hands-on practice and skill testing. Appropriate attire for working with mannequins at floor level is required.

According to the American Heart Association, AED is included in the CPR course based on science in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC that indicates that the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is greater when high-quality CPR includes use of an AED. As AEDs are becoming more and more widely available in public and workplace settings, there is an increased need to educate people on how to use an AED.

The fee is $125 plus $12 for the required book, which is mailed and must be reviewed prior to the first day of class.

For more information about the workshop, please visit:, or call the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370.

The Ramapo College of New Jersey Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (CIPL) supports postgraduate professional education, workforce development, and alternative learning. The Center also engages in internal and external educational partnerships to advance the College, and provides innovative continuous learning opportunities for community members of all ages.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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