Hancock Offers New Four-Week Lifeguarding Class This Summer

Class begins July 13.

U14LifeguardClassMAY 14, 2014 -- High school and college students looking to land a year-round job can dive into a new class being offered this summer at Allan Hancock College.  For the first time, the college will offer a four-week lifeguard certification class during the summer.

“Students will learn the skills and earn the certificates needed to work as a lifeguard at any pool or water park in just four weeks,” said instructor Deborah Schuetz-Jones.

Lifeguard Certification (EMS 325) starts Sunday, July 13, and runs through Thursday, August 7.  Thursday classes will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Paul Nelson Pool in Santa Maria.  Sunday instruction will occur at the Santa Maria High School pool from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with an hour lunch break.

The course trains students in surveillance skills to help recognize and prevent injuries, rescue skills in the water and on land, and general lifeguarding duties.  The instruction also meets the requirements for certification in Title 22 First Aid.  Students will receive the six hours of CPR training, and 15 hours of specific first aid information and skills required for California public safety personnel.

“We truly have the best instructors around, including some former Hancock lifeguard students,” she added.

Open registration continues through June 15.  Students who will be juniors or seniors in high school in the fall are eligible to enroll in the class and receive college credit.

“Not many community colleges in the state offer a four-week lifeguard certification course like we do, especially during the summer,” added Schuetz-Jones.  “This class is an amazing opportunity, especially for high school students who can work as a lifeguard all year.”

For more information on the course, call (805) 922-6966 ext. 3810 or email dschuetz-jones@hancockcollege.edu.

For registration details go to http://www.hancockcollege.edu/future_students/index.php .

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Last Modified May 14, 2014