Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

ALH6323 - First Aid & CPR (3 hrs)

[KRSN HSC1040]
Cause, prevention, and first aid care of life-threatening respiratory and cardiac emergencies and non-life-threatening emergencies for infant, children, and adults as outlined by the American Red Cross. An additional charge will be assessed to the student for an American Red Cross Card.

Course Classification:

Lecture/Lab Combo



Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to show the student how to deal with respiratory emergencies that could lead to cardiac arrest, how to give first aid for cardiac emergencies, also to obtain knowledge for prevention and first aid treatment of common emergencies as outlined by The American Red Cross.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to perform life-saving and non-life-saving techniques on adults, children, and infants.

Core Outcomes:

The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this course outline or syllabus meet or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Groups project for this course as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.

UNIT I:  Personal Skills and Time Management

Outcomes: The student will gain an understanding of personal skills and time management.

  • Set priorities in which several tasks will be accomplished.
  • Attend class regularly and arrive on time for class.

UNIT II:  Speaking Class

Outcomes: The student will gain an ability to more effectively interact with others.

  • Speak effectively to give instructions for life saving and non-life saving techniques.
  • Stay abreast of the new techniques available.

UNIT III:  Basic First Aid

Outcomes: The student will develop abilities to help others who require basic emergency treatment.

  • Perform lifesaving and non lifesaving techniques in case the need arises.

UNIT  IV:  Listening Skills

Outcomes:  The student will develop better listening skills.

  • Demonstrate appropriate listening skills to be able to obtain knowledge through video, instructor, and students.

UNIT V:  Group Effectiveness Skills

Outcomes:  The student will develop enhanced abilities to interact with others.

  • Work in groups of two or more in performing skills.  

UNIT VI:  Community CPR and First Aid

Outcomes:  The student will develop abilities to help others who require basic emergency treatment.

  • Perform life threatening and non-life threatening techniques on infants, children and adults.

Projects Required:



Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:


Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class and which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.

Disclaimer: This Information is Subject to Change. For the Official Course Procedure Contact Academic Affairs.