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Emergency Medical Technician Certification

August 25 - December 12

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People's lives often depend on their quick reactions and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. This class provides entry level knowledge and skills, as well as testing strategies for the national exam and information on how to obtain and maintain national, state and local licenses and certifications.

Prerequisite: 
18 years of age, CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent
Topics Include: 
160 classroom hours and 24 field and clinical observation hours
Program Fee: 
$325 HSU Students, $365 All Others
Materials Needed: 
Current EMT Book, recommended work book and online/eBook resources
Day and Time: 
Mondays • 5:00 - 10:00 PM and Tuesdays • 5:00 - 10:00 PM. One additional Saturday class TBA.
Location: 
Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Notes: 
Class will not meet during Thanksgiving break

Adaptive Aquatics

Fall Semester

Come and bring your child of exceptional needs to this fun and safe environment. Facilitated by our trained staff, Adaptive Aquatics will reinforce basic water safety in the presence of fun and exciting games.

Day and Time: 
Friday • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drop-In Kayak Roll Session

Wednesdays

This open pool time gives patrons an opportunity to practice basic kayak techniques including paddle strokes, bracing, and the combat roll. Equipment is available to a limited number of people on a first-come, first-served basis. Others may bring their own equipment.

Prerequisite: 
Minimum Age: 15 (parent/guardian must be present for participants under 18)
Drop-In Fee: 
$10
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 7:30 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Notes: 
Please call the Arcata Community Pool to register

Lifeguard Certification Course

September 2 - 20

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to recognize and eliminate common aquatic hazards, accidents and injuries. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and have excellent swim skills. Includes training and certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Class space is limited. 

Program Fee: 
$250
Program Fee Includes: 
Lifeguard training manual, pocket mask and certification cards
Day and Time: 
Tuesday & Thursday • 6:00 - 9:00 PM & Saturday • 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th Street, Arcata
Notes: 
Please be prepared to participate in swimming pre-test. Makeup class sessions cost $40.00 per hour. Please call the Arcata Community Pool for more information and to register • (707) 822-6801

Isshinryu Karate

September 3 - October 13

If you are looking for an activity that provides a workout with the benefit of learning a practical form of self-defense, this may be for you. Beginners are welcome! Isshinryu Karate is a classical style of Okinawan Karate. Participants learn basic, forms (kata), sparring techniques and a direct, effective form of self-defense. Robert Sherman, eighth degree black belt and chief instructor, has taught Isshinryu Karate concurrently at HSU since 1979.

Program Fee: 
$40 HSU Students • $45 All Others (Both Options: $70 HSU Students • $80 All Others)
Day and Time: 
Mondays & Wednesdays • 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126

Introduction to Surfing

September 6

This course offers participants the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of surfing! Designed for the individual having little or no surfing experience, we will focus on water safety, surf etiquette, ocean awareness, surfboard handling and technique. We will surf where the conditions are best for beginning surfers.

Program Fee: 
$54 HSU Students • $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • September 4 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • September 3

Whitewater Inflatable Kayaking

September 6
Splash into the Trinity River’s whitewater on an inflatable kayak. The exciting and informative day will cover whitewater kayak basics, giving you an overview of river travel and safety. You will learn to read water and understand basic river orientation. Instruction will cover eddy turns, peel outs, river ferrying and paddling techniques.
Program Fee: 
$60 HSU Students • $75 All 0thers
Program Fee Includes: 
instruction, kayaks, river gear and permit fees
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • September 3 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 8:30 AM
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • September 2

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

September 6
This six-hour course is the highest level of CPR offered and is designed for first responders and health-care professionals to help care for victims in the event of an emergency. The course contents include recognizing an emergency, legal obligation, preventing disease transmission, working with different breathing barriers for resuscitation, and learning how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will receive a certificate in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Program Fee: 
$70 HSU Students, $85 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center

Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

September 6
Learn to make chocolate covered strawberries the easy way from a professional Chocolatier. Sandra Nakashima, founder and co-owner of Drakes Glen Creations will show you how to make artisan dipped strawberries. You will learn how to temper real chocolate, then dip strawberries and decorate. You will leave the class with the berries you dip and a deeper understanding of what goes into making chocolates. This is a fun class and no previous chocolate skill is needed.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $30 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: 
Food Works Culinary Center, 100 Erikson Ct., Arcata

Moonrise Paddle Tour

September 6
Come for a Saturday evening paddle and watch the moon rise through the Humboldt Bay mist. We provide a choice of kayak or canoe and experienced guides to run these short hour and a half adventures.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 6:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday before each tour

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