First Aid Course Requirements

IMPORTANT: Please direct questions about first aid courses to your first aid course provider.

Basic First Aid with CPR Level C and AED

Also known as: First Aider I

Formerly known as: Emergency First Aid, CPR (level A, B or C)

Duration: 1 day (8 hours)

General Description:

  • Basic First aid situations such as choking, bleeding, asthma, allergies.
  • CPR Level C (adult/infant/child)
  • AED (defibrillator)
  • Generally aimed at individuals working within 30 minutes of a medical facility in low hazard work environments. Examples: day cares, nursery school, edu-cational support staff, teachers, office workers and parents.

Links to Possible Course Providers:

Progression Requirement Programs:

Note: Submit proof of completion of First Aid to your instructor after starting RRC Polytech classes.

  • Child and Youth Care: Basic First Aid with CPR Level C and AED
  • Dental Assisting: Basic First Aid with CPR Level C and AED

First Aid with CPR Level C and AED

Also known as: First Aider II

Formerly known as: Standard First Aid

Duration: 2 days (16 hours)

General Description:

  • A more thorough coverage of first aid situations including choking, bleeding, asthma, allergies, environmental exposure, broken bones, and splints.
  • CPR Level C (adult/infant/child)
  • AED (defibrillator)
  • Generally aimed at individuals working more than 30 minutes from a medical facility or in higher hazard workplaces. Examples: major workplaces, industrial environments, law enforcement, fire fighters, lifeguards, construction, some health care workers.

Links to Possible Course Providers:

Admission Requirement Programs:

Note: Submit proof of completion of First Aid within 30 days of applying to RRC Polytech.

  • DCS – Echocardiography: First Aid with CPR Level C and AED
  • DMS – Ultrasound: First Aid with CPR Level C amd AED
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences: First Aid with CPR Level C and AED
  • Medical Radiologic Technology: First Aid with CPR Level C and AED

Admission Requirement Programs Submission Instructions:

Upload Through Your Future Student Account:

  • Scan your card/certificate and save the file
  • Go to www.rrc.ca/apply and log in
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items and Documents
  • Find the First Aid item – click on Browse
  • Find the file you saved and double click on it
  • Click on Upload. Status should read received

Fax: Fax your to 204-697-0584 or your nearest Regional Campus

Mail or In-Person: Submit to one of the Student Service Centres or your nearest Regional Campus

Progression Requirement Programs:

Note: Submit proof of completion of First Aid to your instructor after starting RRC Polytech classes.

  • Disability and Community Support: Intermediate First Aid with CPR Level C and AED
  • MRI and Spectroscopy: Intermediate First Aid with CPR Level C and AED

Basic Life Support (Provider)

Also known as: BLS Provider

Formerly known as: Health Care Provider (HCP)

Duration: Minimum 4 hours

General Description:

  • Bag valve mask
  • Two-person rescuer CPR

Links to Possible Course Providers:

Admission Requirement Programs:

Note: Submit proof of completion of First Aid within 30 days of applying to RRC Polytech.

  • Nursing: Basic Life Support (Provider)
  • Nursing LPN to BN Pathway: Basic Life Support (Provider)
  • Paramedicine PCP: Basic Life Support (Provider)

Admission Requirement Programs Submission Instructions:

Upload Through Your Future Student Account:

  • Scan your card/certificate and save the file
  • Go to www.rrc.ca/apply and log in
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items and Documents
  • Find the First Aid item – click on Browse
  • Find the file you saved and double click on it
  • Click on Upload. Status should read received

Fax: Fax your to 204-697-0584 or your nearest Regional Campus

Mail or In-Person: Submit to one of the Student Service Centres or your nearest Regional Campus

Progression Requirement Programs:

Note: Submit proof of completion of First Aid to your instructor after starting RRC Polytech classes.

  • Health Care Aide: Basic Life Support (Provider)