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American Heart Program

LifeForce USA is a BLS Community Training Center of the American Heart Association, New Jersey Region. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for this course do not represent income to the Association.



BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers and Professional Rescuers  On Campus

(For New and Renewal) (Ages 16+) 

This course will provide training for adult, child, and infant CPR. Learn one and two rescuers CPR, rescue breathing, and skills for conscious and unconscious choking victims.

Participants will also learn how to use barrier devices and AED.

All participants will receive an American Heart Association card valid for 2 years.


NCHSC-CS002-01 / cost: $100

Dates  Nov 11               Time 6:00-10:00pm

Sessions 1                     Instructor  LifeForce USA, Inc.

Day  TH                       NOTES

Heartsaver Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) / Automated External Defibrillation (AED)  On Campus

(Ages 16+) 

The Heartsaver CPR/AED course consists of the following skills: CPR for adult, child, and infant victims; first aid for conscious and unconscious choking victims; use of AED; and the use of barrier devices. This course is intended for lay-rescuers, workplace programs, fitness professionals, teachers and coaches, and babysitters, etc. This course fulfills the CPR/AED requirement of Personal Training Certification.

All participants will receive an American Heart Association card valid for 2 years.

NCHSC-CS003-01 / cost: $95

Dates  Oct 4       Time 6:30-10:00pm

Sessions 1     Instructor LifeForce USA, Inc.



The ASHI Basic First Aid helps students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

Covers various sudden injuries, sudden illness, and environmental emergencies in the course.

Certification is valid for 2 years from course completion date.


NCHSC-CS010-01/ cost: $95

Dates  Nov 1       Time 6:30-9:00pm

Sessions 1 Instructor LifeForce USA, Inc.




The ASHI Bloodborne Pathogens Program is intended for individuals who are trained as a CPR and/or First Aid Provider, or have an identified job classification in which there are tasks or procedures that increase the risk to bloodborne pathogens.

There are no prerequisites for taking this program.

Certification is valid for 1 year from course completion date.


NCHSC-CS011-01 / cost: $95

Dates  Oct 13      Time 6:30-8:00pm

Sessions 1 Instructor LifeForce USA, Inc.



The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program from American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) gives teenagers and young adults everything they need to know for safe and successful babysitting. From getting started with their business, to dealing with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving, and first aid tips.   This program is not intended to meet any regulatory requirements for child care providers.

There are no prerequisites for taking the CABS program, but additional training in CPR, AED, and first aid is highly recommended.

Certification is valid for 2 years from course completion date.


NCHSC-CS012-01 / cost: $160

Dates  Nov 13    Time 9:00-1:30pm

Sessions 1 Instructor LifeForce USA, Inc.


EMT Hybrid Course- Fall 2021

 (EMT courses MUST register at or call 609-570-3311)  

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Prerequisite:   All students must obtain a Health Care Provider Level CPR card prior to the start of the class.  Students will need to obtain a Stethoscope and penlight for use in course. 

During the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, you will learn about human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, patient assessment techniques, management of common medical complaints, management of the trauma patient, administration of limited medications, and concerns for special patient populations. Course material will be presented through lectures, simulation labs, and clinical rotations where students will interact with patients. Successful course completion requires obtaining the minimal level of competency as outlined in the National EMS Educational Standards. After successfully completing this course, students will be eligible to sit for either the NJ EMT Certification Exam or the National Registry EMT Certification Exam to obtain certification.  

There is a 4 hour weekly in person lab sessions on Tuesday nights. 2 hour online exams on Thursday nights and   Saturday lab exams that are 8 hours each.. In addition to the weekly lab sessions, students should anticipate spending a minimum of 10 hours a week completing the online learning component and reading assignments. Those needing CPR Healthcare Provider card must attend 10/2/21 at 8:30am.  

Attendance at all sessions and keeping up with the online content is mandatory.   

Textbook is required and link will be provided by email by Course Coordinator once registered.  

Tuition: $1,475   

October 5th – December 21st every Tuesday night In-person & Four Saturdays In-person. 

Thursdays- 10/14-12/16, 2 hours each night for Online exams*  

*Wednesday- 11/ 24  (Online exams)    

Tuesdays( In-person) - 6:30pm - 10:30pm , each week 10/5-12/21 (Classroom, In-person)  

Thursdays (Online)- 6:30pm-8:30pm, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 5, 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 16 (Online exams)  

Saturdays (In-person)- 8:30am-4:30pm 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/11 (Classroom, In-person)  

*11/24 Wednesday 6:30pm-8:30pm (Online exams)  


NCEMT-CS001-01  / 22.5 CEU / cost: $1,475    

Dates Oct 5-Dec 21    Time  Various  

Sessions 31            Instructor TBD  

Day T. Th, S   

NOTES  CPR for the Healthcare Provider is 10/2/21, 8:30am-12:30pm, for those EMT students that need the card. Contact Barbara Vaning  to reserve your seat.   

10 hours per week of online work.   

*Meets at Dempster Fire Training Center, 350 Lawrence Station Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648   

Barabara Vaning, EMS Coordinator, Mercer County Fire Academy -  

EMT courses MUST register at or call 609-570-3311  



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