CPR/AED Classes at St. Olaf

The prompt and accurate execution of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED), and/or First Aid Skills in a medical emergency can drastically improve the patient’s outcome. The St. Olaf EMTs have instructors certified to teach CPR/AED for any health professional or lay person from the Northfield or St. Olaf communities. The American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers course is offered for $60, a lower price than other competitors. CPR/AED courses are offered 1-2 times per month during the school year. If you would like to request a course or have questions please contact the education coordinator at We can add you to our CPR-interest alias!

Types of Classes

BLS: The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. This course is designed for those preparing for or entering a health care profession, although it is open to all. Students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

**Heartsaver: Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. Students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

**Heartsaver and First Aid: Includes the Heartsaver class described above with a first aid element. This course covers first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.

(**) – Special request required for these classes

EMR/ EMT Classes Offered in Northfield

Northfield Hospital Emergency Medical Services Education department holds an initial EMT certification class designed for students with little or no previous EMS experience each summer. This is a 9 week course beginning early June and follows an interactive course of study that includes lecture, practical skills, and field internship. This course is open to St. Olaf students, Carleton students and Northfield community members. To complete this course, it is not necessary to complete the EMR course first. However, if you are currently certified as an EMR, Northfield Hospital provides a bridge certification course from EMR to EMT. For more information contact or visit Northfield Hospital EMT Certification Courses.

Last Updated: 11/23