Long Island Schools with CPR Classes
At least three schools on Long Island offer CPR training in the form of continuing education classes. Moreover, many of these training options qualify students for certification from organizations like the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Red Cross. Keep reading to learn what these schools have to offer.
- Located on Long Island in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra University's continuing education program offers a CPR course that takes four hours to complete.
- Suffolk County Community College offers various types of CPR certification courses through continuing education.
- Nassau Community College is also located on Long Island. This Garden City, NY, school features several continuing education classes designed especially for educators, healthcare professionals and community members.
Comparison of Schools
Take a look at the chart below to find out how these schools stack up against one another.
|Hofstra University||Suffolk County Community College||Nassau Community College|
|School Type||4-year; private not-for-profit||2-year; public||2-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||11,131||26,756||19,059|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Large suburb||Large suburb|
|Course Cost**||$100 (2019)||$96-$150 (2018)||$45 (2019)|
Sources: NCES College Navigator; **School Websites
Hofstra University's continuing education program offers lectures, certificate programs and courses to the general public. Its CPR course is one of several professional development classes.
Students completing this non-credit class receive American Red Cross certification, which is good for two years. Students learn to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and help someone who has stopped breathing. They also learn how to assist individuals who are choking or having a heart attack.
Suffolk County Community College
Suffolk County Community College awards 2-year American Red Cross certification to students who successfully complete the following courses. There are also recertification courses available.
Community First Aid, CPR and Safety
Emergency prevention techniques and advanced first aid are among the topics covered in this 12-hour course, which could possibly be applied towards the school's EMT program. Students who complete the class also qualify for first aid or professional rescuer certification from such organizations as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Safety Council. The cost for this is $150.
Standard First Aid and Adult CPR
Students in this continuing education course learn CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in addition to techniques for treating burns, fractures and a variety of other injuries and conditions requiring first aid. Upon completion, students will have a 2-year certification card. The fee for the class is $123.
Adult CPR with AED
This 5-hour course looks at the methods for recognizing and responding to cardiac emergencies are the focus of this continuing education course. Lifestyle choices that can help prevent heart disease are also discussed in this course that costs $96.
Infant and Child CPR
Students who sign up for this $96-continuing education class study the CPR techniques required to treat infants and children. They also learn about measures designed to prevent accidents at home. This course is six hours long and costs $96.
Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College offers a non-credit continuing education course that awards CPR certification.
Heartsaver CPR/AED - Adult, Child, Infants
This course awards certification to students who successfully complete their study of CPR and basic life support techniques. Students can complete this in just one day for a $45 fee. An additional $25 fee is required for those who also wish to earn the American Heart Association first aid certification.