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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 the 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 the NJ EMT Certification Exam and the National Registry EMT Certification Exam to obtain certification.   

There are 3 hours weekly in person lab sessions on Monday nights. 2-hour online exams on Wednesday nights and 2 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 CPR sessions or obtain card prior to class. 

CPR for the Healthcare Provider is 1/22/22, 8:00am-1:00pm, for those EMT students that need the card. Contact Barbara Vaning to reserve your seat. 

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. 

NCEMT-CS001-01 / Cost: $1,425  

Dates  Jan 24 – May 9   Time see notes 

Sessions    see notes        Instructor Barbara Vaning EMS Coordinator, Mercer County Fire Academy 

Day  M,,SA     NOTES Mondays - 6:00pm – 9:00pm, each week Jan 24 – May 9 (Classroom, In-person) No Class Mar 14 

Saturdays 8:00am-4:00pmFeb 2,19;, Mar 5;  Apr 2,30; May 7 (Classroom, In-person) 

  Class meets at Dempster Fire Training Center, 350 Lawrence Station Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 

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: $105 

Dates  Mar 14     Time 6:00-10:00pm 

Sessions   Instructor  LifeForce USA, Inc. 


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: $105 

Dates  Apr 4 Time 6:30-10:00pm 

Sessions  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 Feb 24  Time 6:30-9:00pm 

Sessions 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  Apr 13  Time 6:30-8:00pm 

Sessions 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  Mar 26  Time 9:00-1:30pm 

Sessions 1 Instructor LifeForce USA, Inc. 



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