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Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks


In this course, students learn and practice first aid procedures for a variety of common conditions, including muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, students learn how to appropriately respond to a variety of emergency situations. They also learn the procedures for choking and CPR for infants, children, and adults. In addition to emergency response, students will explore personal, household, and outdoor safety, and disaster preparedness.

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Major Topics and Concepts

Unit 1 Safety & Injury Prevention: Personal HealthPersonal SafetyPreparedness

Unit 2 Basic First Aid: Emergencies & DisastersIntroduction to First AidRules and ProceduresAssessing the Victim

Unit 3 Muscle & Skeletal Injuries

Unit 4 Soft Tissue Injuries: Cuts and ContusionsHot and Cold EmergenciesBites, Stings, and Allergic Reactions

Unit 5 Life Threatening Injuries: CPR, AED, and ChokingStroke and Heart Attack•Patient Emergencies

Credits .5


  • Safety and Injury Prevention
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of safety and injury prevention and response by researching and discussing personal health, safety, emergency preparedness, and response to emergencies.
  • Emergencies Procedures and First Aid
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of emergency procedures and First Aid by researching and explaining the processes and practices for dealing with various emergencies and injuries.
  • Injuries and Treatment
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of various types of injuries and their treatment by researching and explaining treatment for muscle, skeletal and soft tissue injuries.
  • Life Threatening Emergencies
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of recognition and basic treatment of life threatening emergencies by researching the symptoms of various life threatening conditions and appropriate responses including CPR, AED and basic first aid.



Attend a virtual open house

We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.