Community CPR & First Aid Program

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Welcome to the Community CPR & First Aid Program at Crown Cove Aquatic Center. We offer a variety of American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC) classes to individuals and agencies in the surrounding communities of San Diego County.

Click on the video below for a quick view on Hands-Only CPR by the American Heart Association.

We are a designated AHA Training Center and offer the following courses year-round:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Basic and Advanced First Aid
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider
  • Heartsaver First Aid and CPR with AED
  • Heartsaver Pediatric Safety and CPR with AED
  • BLS Instructor (November 2023) Course

CPR & First Aid Class Schedule - FALL 2023

The series of Lifeguard Certification American Red Cross courses (Lifeguard Training, Title 22-First Aid and Oxygen Administration) are also offered via the District's Continuing Education Program at CCAC.

  • Lifeguard Training - Upcoming Training on spring 2024
  • Boating Safety & Ocean Lifeguarding Course

For enrollment information, please go to: Apply & Register for a Noncredit Course

Office Hours

Feel free to visit, call us during our open office hours or email us at for questions and information.

Days Hours
Monday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 20 students. Most courses are offered tuition-free through Southwestern College's Continuing Education program; however, there is a nominal charge for the AHA Student Manual (requiered Material by AHA) and the AHA certification (CPR eCard - valid for two years) for everyone taking the course.

CPR & First Aid Class Schedule - FALL 2023

The Community CPR & First Aid Program currently has more than 200 independent BLS/ACLS instructors affiliated with the CCAC's American Heart Association Training Center.