Columbus, OH, Schools with CPR Classes
This article looks at two schools that offer CPR courses within 15 minutes of downtown Columbus. It also includes a table that allows prospective students to compare these schools in aspects such as tuition and size. A listing of other area schools with CPR classes is found at the end of the article.
- Located about a mile from Columbus' downtown area is Columbus State Community College, where students have a few options for CPR classes.
- Only three miles from the immediate downtown area is Ohio State University. A CPR and first aid course can be found there along with classes for new CPR students and experienced CPR students.
Comparison of Schools
Here is a table of pertinent information about these schools, organized in a way that makes it easy to compare them.
|Columbus State Community College||Ohio State University|
|School Type||2-year, public||4-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||27,204||59,837|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)*||$3,808 for in-state; $8,430 for out-of-state||$10,592 for in-state; $29,696 for out-of-state|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2017)*||74%||80%|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)*||N/A - Open admissions||48%|
|Retention Rate (2017)*||63% for full-time; 46% for part-time||94% for full-time; 71% for part-time|
|Graduation Rate*||21% (students who began in 2014)||83% (students who began in 2011)|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
Columbus State Community College
There is a small lab fee that must be paid in each of the CPR classes at this school.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course
Infant, children and adult CPR care are all touched upon in this program. Students learn about the removal of foreign items that are obstructing airways in addition to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. They will also receive training in cricoid pressure, automated external defibrillators and bag valve masks.
Responding to Emergencies Course
Students who take this 2-credit class will cover all the information in the previous CPR course as well as meet the needs for Red Cross Certification. Shock treatment, bleeding control, fracture care and artificial respiration are all topics that students cover in this program.
Adult and Pediatric CPR Course
This course meets the American Heart Association's standards and guidelines for Heartsaver AED CPR in 2010. This is intended to be a class for non-healthcare professionals. The lecture portion of this program is about 30 minutes in length. Students are educated on automated external defibrillation, how to remove foreign obstructions in airways and administration of pediatric and adult CPR.
Ohio State University
American Red Cross Safety Training Courses are offered at this school's Department of Recreational Sports.
CPR Pro and First Aid Course
Students who enter into this 6-hour course learn about CPR/AED. Additionally, students are educated on choking treatments; severe bleeding; obstructed airways; muscle, bone and joint injuries; environmental emergencies; rescue breathing; burn care and sudden illnesses. Infant, child and adult care are all covered in this program. Instructors give out the necessary materials for this course beforehand.
CPR New Course
This class goes over similar CPR information as the previous course. Students learn about choking care, rescue breathing and obstructed airways. It takes about three hours to complete this class.
CPR Review Course
Students who already have certification in CPR take this course in order to renew their certification. The instructors for this program focus on refreshing students on the main points of CPR rather than teaching the skills all over again. It should take students about three hours to finish the course.
Other School Options
Students who are looking for additional schools offering CPR classes might want to take a look at the Delaware Area Career Center. The school is 24.6 miles away from downtown Columbus.