Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

American Heart Association/Cardiology

Questions? Contact: Carol Shields

American Heart Association

CLIMB's Institute for Health Professionals offers a wide variety of American Heart Association (AHA) and cardiology-focused continuing education courses for health care professionals. These courses can be used to refresh your knowledge in a particular area, introduce you to new skills, or fulfill continuing education units (CEUs) that may be required as part of your profession.

Please note: the AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

Is it right for you?

Whether you are interested in updating your skills or learning something new, one of the AHA or cardiology courses is bound to be right for you.

Employees of area hospitals: do not use the course numbers listed in the links below. Please contact your Education Department for eligible payment of tuition by your employer.

Per AHA guidelines: America Red Cross cards are not recognized for eligibility to take AHA BLS Renewal/Update courses!

ACLS/BLS/PALS Online and Skill Testing

Available every term

These courses are endorsed by the American Heart Association and offer the same course completion card as our standard courses. Please call Teresa Parrish at 971-722-6626 for information, key access, and to schedule skills testing:

HeartCode BLS
Upon completion of the online learning and exam (Part 1), the student is eligible to complete Part 2, practice, and Part 3, skills testing at our certified training center. Fee: $75 for Online Key & Skills Testing - Fee for Skills Testing only: $50. Time: 2.5 - 3 hours.

HeartCode ACLS
Upon completion of the online learning and exam (Part 1), the student is eligible to complete Part 2, practice, and Part 3, core case testing (megacode) at our certified training center. Fee: $259 for Online Key & Skills Testing - Fee for Skills Testing only: $120. Time: 5 hours.

HeartCode PALS
Upon completion of the online learning and exam (Part 1), the student is eligible to complete Part 2, practice, and Part 3, core case testing (megacode and one respiratory or shock case) at our certified training center. Fee: $259 for Online Key & Skills Testing - Fee for Skills Testing only: $120. Time: 2 - 3 hours. (Times will be changing in Fall Term 2016 to 5 - 6 hours.)

Next Steps:

For more information on this program contact CLIMB: 971-722-6633 | climbhealth@pcc.edu

To Register:
  1. View the current schedule of classes for American Heart Association/ Cardiology and write down your CRN.
  2. Visit Non-Credit Registration and create a new account. Returning PCC Students can skip this step.
  3. Register for your course online using MyPCC.