Southwestern College

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Marine Safety Service (MSS) is a program designed to help the student acquire or maintain certification as a professional rescuer.  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided where appropriate.

  • Careers in Marine Safety Service gives the student an overview of career opportunities in marine safety service settings.  It covers basic physical skills, equipment and rescue training required of personnel who provide protection along coastal and other waterways and includes requirements for entry-level positions.
  • Emergency Response Refresher is a sixteen-hour course that meets the requirements to renew American Red Cross Emergency First Responder Certification.
  • Emergency Medical Technician Refresher is a twenty-four hour course that offers continuing education to the already certified EMT.  It meets the requirements for re-certification in San Diego County.  The course can be taken as a credit class (EMT 10) or as a non-credit class.
  • Swift Water Rescue Awareness  is a dynamic introduction to moving water and potential hazards in aquatic rescue situations.  This four hour course is held at Knott's Soak City and is open to currently working professional rescuers only.  The course is offered in the fall.
  • Fundamentals of Instructor Training is a required six hour course for the student preparing to be a Red Cross instructor.  It covers paper processing for the Red Cross and other pertinent instructor information.
  • Lifeguard Training is a thirty-six hour course providing training in pool lifeguarding.  Additional classes are recommended including First Aid for Public Safety Personnel: Title 22 and Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer.  Certification is through the American Red Cross.
  • Professional Rescuer CPR is a nine hour course covering adult, child and infant CPR and foreign body airway obstruction with a water rescue focus.  It is recommended for swimming instructors, lifeguards and maritime personnel.
  • Lifeguard Safety Training (REC 50) provides up to 144 hours of continuing education training for employed lifeguards.  It includes emergency response, advanced rescue skills, communication systems, crowd control, inter-agency protocols, fitness training and legal aspects of records and reports.
Last updated: 6/20/2011 10:51:33 AM