PC offers ‘life lessons’ with CPR certification classes

The Program Council will be offering certifications for adult and child CPR this Wednesday and Thursday. Participation and certification is completely free of cost to students. The certification is a part of the Education Series taught by Dr. Rosanne Keathley.

“We did it a few years back and it was really successful,” Laurie Orlando, vice president of public relations for Program Council, said. “A lot of people really needed it for their jobs or summer camps, and we know that the Red Cross classes are really expensive, so we wanted to offer the students a free chance to get certified.”

On Tuesday, the event will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. in the HKC. Wednesday’s class will be from 5 – 7 p.m. in the dance building.

Participants must sign up to take the class with Program Council. Spaces are full, but anybody available can call in to join the waiting list.

“We are taking ‘wait list’ people, in case somebody doesn’t make it or doesn’t show up. They can call our office to be placed on a waiting list, and they just need to be available,” Orlando said.

To receive certification, participants only have to attend one of the sessions. CPR certifications usually last between one to two years.

“It looks really good if you have it,” Orlando said. “It’s another life you can save.”

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