AHA Training Center

ApprovedAHA Training CenterKCC has been teaching CPR to the community since 1991 when it opened its American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center. The KCC Training Center offers all levels of Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support (Pediatric and Adult). In addition, we offer AHA First Aid programs. The KCC TC services Calhoun, Branch and Barry counties, providing quality education programs both on campus and available onsite to workplaces in our service area.

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KCC teaches all levels of Basic Life Support programs from the AHA. Whether you are a healthcare practitioner or a person with no medical background, we have programs that can help you to save a life, if needed. Contact the Public Safety Education Department  at 269-565-2650 or at aha@kellogg.edu to learn more or to set up a class. Here are a few examples of what is offered:

Heartsaver Programs

These programs are designed for the general public to learn CPR and/or first aid. You can select the skills that best meet your needs such as adult CPR, child CPR, or infant CPR. First aid can be for the adult or pediatric patient. Courses range from 2-3 hours to 8 hours in duration and can be taught onsite or at our campus.

Healthcare Provider’s Program

This program is designed for the healthcare provider including physicians, nurses, EMT/Paramedics, and other allied health programs. This course is approximately 4-5 hours and includes adult, child, and infant CPR, as well as use of the Automatic External Defibrillator and bag-valve-mask devices. Certification in this course is often a requirement of employment.

Advanced Life Support

KCC teaches all levels of Advanced Life Support programs from the AHA. These programs are designed for healthcare practitioners who must respond to patients in cardiac or respiratory distress. These courses require participants to be previously certified in Healthcare Providers BLS. Included in these courses are Electro-Cardio-Gram (ECG) interpretation, electrical therapy, pharmacology, resuscitation algorithms, and team leadership.

Adult Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Program

This level focuses on treatment of the adult patient. These courses range from 8 to 16 hours in length and require previous AHA Healthcare Provider’s certification.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Program

This level focuses on the treatment of pediatric patients. The courses range from 8 to 16 hours in length and require previous AHA Healthcare Provider’s certification.

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The KCC Training Center also teaches the BLS, ACLS and PALS Instructor programs. These programs allow individuals to teach at these levels through a training center. All of these certification require that the individual to first have taken the initial BLS, ACLS or PALS provider program before being eligible to add the instructor endorsement. Contact Public Safety Education Department at 269-565-2650 or aha@kellogg.edu  for more information.

Instructor Resources

Below are all forms which must be completed and emailed to aha@kellogg.edu upon completing a course.

Please ensure all paperwork is submitted correctly; any errors may delay the issuing of eCards.

Any additional course paperwork is located on the AHA Instructor Network.

Please note: eCards are issued within 2 weeks of the completion of the course, but are typically processed on the Tuesday or Thursday following the course.


(Please include any modules taught in submission email)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)