Offers Other Health Care Field Classes
By Teddie Rae Herman-Rogers
MISSION - A CPR/First Aid Class, instructed by Ralph Young, Jr., was held by Sinte Gleska University’s Allied Health program this summer. The class was held in two-day sessions during the first session of SGU’s Summer classes. Students had the opportunity to choose between a Monday/Tuesday session or a Wednesday/Thursday session, for a total of eight sessions in four weeks. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was taught the first day, with First Aid being taught on the second day. Six students per session made for full, but comfortable classes, however some of the classes turned out smaller. “All in all, it was a good turnout. We had a total of 36 students sign up. Of those 36, we had 29 students complete so they are now Certified,” said Ralph. “There was only 1 student who started but didn’t finish, and there were a few that signed up and didn’t show, but overall we had a good turnout for a much needed add-on to Public Safety Education, for this area.”
All students who completed the class received their Certificate from the American Heart Association, and are now Certified for two years.
Unique about the class was that one was not required to be a full or part time student, and the class was free with exception of the $10.00 fee, paid for by the student, for the Certificate. Registration for the class was required at the Registrar’s office, however, signing on as a full or part time student was not a requirement. Everyone, especially those who work/volunteer in the service and/or public industry, and/or with youth or elders, or wanted to update their Certificate, or that just wanted to learn CPR and First Aid were invited.
This class was a part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT) which allows to provide innovative ways for those who want to make a life-change in their field of occupation, and/or to attain a higher education in two years or less, while preparing for employment in high wage, high-demand, high-skill occupations in the Health Care field.
This grant was awarded to SGU’s Institute of Technologies program in the fall of 2013, which the Allied Health program was formed under.
As a result, the Allied Health program has now formed two Certificate programs in the areas of: 1.) Emergency Medical Technician; and, 2.) Home Health Technician; as well as a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Allied Health.
Registration for the Fall classes are going on now at SGU through August 21st.
For more information about our program or course descriptions, please call (605) 856-8158.