American Heart Association®
(AHA) Courses

These courses are offered through an approved AHA Training Center (TC) and approved AHA instructor.  They reflect the science and education from the latest AHA guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

For Healthcare

AHA Heartcode®
Basic Life Support (BLS)

Heartcode® - Hybrid CPR course for healthcare professionals

Many healthcare providers are required to find and complete their BLS training on their own. Heartcode® is hybrid and is perfect for those of you who have been taking BLS for years and need their recertification. This course is a product of and provided through the AHA. You will complete the AHA didactic portion of the course online (ebook included).  Use this link to purchase the AHA online course. Next, you will sign up for your hands-on skills demonstration with Betty, an AHA certified instructor, using the online scheduling system below.  You must bring your AHA online course completion code with you to the hands-on skills demonstration. Up to eight (8) participants are allowed to sign up in a 2-hour block. Time to complete will depend on your skill level.  You must arrive at the beginning of the time block you signed up. 


If you would like a complete face-to-face BLS course, please email Betty for more information or to schedule a group.

For Non-healthcare

AHA Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED

The Heartsaver® courses are small groups, of no more than nine (9) participants, learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid.  All courses also include the AHA “Hands only” technique. 

HeartSaver® courses are meant for people who are not healthcare providers but need the certification for their job or desire the knowledge to protect their family and friends.  As part of this course, you will receive the AHA Heartsaver® workbook at the beginning of class to use during the class and take home for future needs.  You will also be able to use your book during the exam (if applicable). Betty will help you to determine if you need to take the written exam.

Upon successful course completion, skills check off, and passing the written exam (if applicable), you will receive a Heartsaver® Certificate of Completion specific for the skills you accomplished!  IF you would like an AHA ecard which is valid for 2 years, there is a $20.00 AHA administration fee you would need to pay.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, and lifting. If you have physical conditions that might prevent you from participating in the course, please tell Betty when you arrive.  She will work with you to accommodate your needs within the course completion requirements. If you are ill, please notify Betty to reschedule your training.

The AHA Heartsaver First Aid Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements – and for those who want to learn life-saving first aid to assist family and friends. Click on each header below to learn more about each course and which one is best for you.  Contact Betty if you need additional information.

Educational Opportunities

American Heart Association

BLS, First aid, CPR, AED

These instructor led courses are offered through an AHA Training Center (TC) and approved AHA instructor and reflects the science and education from the latest AHA guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).  Your AHA instructor is Betty Nance-Floyd.  The Training Center is Carteret Community College, Morehead City, NC.


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