CPR Instruction

  • Health, Public Safety & Human Services

The American Heart Association (AHA) offers several different types of CPR classes, depending on the needs of the student. Information on this page pertains to the Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider classes for healthcare providers.

The AHA BLS Provider class is geared toward individuals working in the healthcare field. This class teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for use in pre-hospital and hospital environments. 

Currently, only CPR 125 Blended Courses (skills only class) are being offered. Students must purchase and complete the American Heart Association's BLS Heart-Code Online class and bring the printed "Certificate" to the CPR 125 Skills Only class. To purchase the BLS Heart-Code Online class, please visit the American Heart Association website. 

What Will I Learn?

Students will learn the techniques of CPR/AED for infants, children and adults, as well as how to assist a choking victim. Students participate in skills practice and testing, and will complete a written exam. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a AHA CPR certification card that is valid for two years.

More Information

The CPR training is split into 2 separate portions: 

  • $36.00 to American Heart Association for the online portion 
    • To purchase the BLS Heart-Code online course, please visit www.heart.org (Learn CPR_CPR Purchase Options_Blended and eLearning_Heartcode BLS)
    • Students must bring a paper copy of their “Heart-Code” completion certificate to class in order to participate. The certificate is obtained after completing a brief survey after completing the online course.
  • $45.00 to Joliet Junior College for the hands-on portion

You can find upcoming BLS Provider course dates here: 

Summer 2024 CPR Schedule

What is Unique About Our Class?

Students will have many dates to choose from of our blended class option (the first part is completed online through the American Heart Association, and the second part is face-to-face at JJC for skills practice and testing).