Basic Life Support
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Basic Life Support

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Ideal for

Health care providers who are looking for training in CPR to victims of all ages, use of AED and how to relieve choking.  This course meets most healthcare employers' requirements for formal BLS evaluation and is a prerequisite to many health care education programs, including those at NVCC.  

Program Overview

This classroom-based course provides healthcare professionals training to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Upon successful completion participants will receive an American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers card, valid for two years. 

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury Campus and Danbury Campuses.


Program Coordinator:
Patricia A Targett
203-575-8253 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: F233

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

In this classroom-based course, health care professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an automated electronic defibrillator (AED), and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.  Participants who successfully complete the written exam and skills validation will receive an American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers certification card, valid for two years. This course meets most health care employers' requirements for formal BLS evaluation and meets the requirements for many health care education programs, including those at NVCC. 4.5 hours

A textbook is included in the price of the course and will be provided in class..  

Please be on time or you may be turned away at your own expense.

Cost $105.00

Learn about Payment Options and How to register on this page.

Important Information

Important Information

Please be on time or you may be turned away at your own expense.

  • The textbook is included in the price of the class and will be provided in class.
Refund Policy, Changes and Cancellations
  • Withdrawal and refund requests must be received three business days (72 hours) prior to the beginning of class unless stated otherwise in the course description. Refunds are not granted after this deadline. Telephone: 203-575-8029 Fax: 203-575-8243 Email: Mail: Non-Credit Refunds, Room F323, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, CT 06708 If there is a course cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. Please make sure when registering that your contact information is up-to-date. We would like to offer you the opportunity to transfer to another section, if available, or to another class of your choosing. If we have not heard from you within 7 business days, a refund will automatically be processed. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. The person registered in our records system is the person who will receive the refund. The College reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other reasonable causes. Full refund is made if the College cancels the course.
  • College closings due to inclement weather are announced over local AM/ FM radio/TV stations, on the college website (, on the college’s main phone line (203-575-8000) and a text message is sent to everyone who is registered through the myCommNetAlert System. Likewise, in the event of an early closing, the same communication will occur. If the college has a delayed opening, all classes that begin before the delayed opening time will not be held that day and will be rescheduled at another time. Danbury and off-site cancellations: If NVCC cancels or delays classes, this applies to Waterbury and Danbury Campuses as well as all off-site locations.
Students with Special Needs-ADA:
  • Students who may require academic adjustments on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities(Terry Latella K519C) at the Waterbury and Danbury Campuses. After providing documentation and completing the disability disclosure process, students are then encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss the adjustments approved by the appropriate disabilities contact and to complete the Adjustments Agreement form. Students are therefore encouraged to meet with the Disabilities Counselor and their instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester. Adjustments are not retroactive. Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college personnel, will provide assistance and/or adjustments only to those students who have completed the disability disclosure and academic adjustments process.
Registration Information

Course Registration

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029 for information (Motorcycle registrations cannot be taken by phone)

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Or download and print a registration form and:

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Email: NC@NV.EDU

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Money Orders or Checks

Mail-in registrations credit cards or checks only, Please do not mail cash!

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