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PAC 207 Lifeguard Training
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2014
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: S/U

Description: Preparation of non-surf lifeguards to meet American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification program requirements. A precourse water proficiency exam is administered at the beginning of the course. May be taken two times for credit.

Prerequisites: Fifteen (15) years of age by first day of class and pass water proficiency exam on first day of class.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Develop and demonstrate the basic swim strokes to include the front crawl, the breast stroke, the elementary back stroke and the side stroke.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate the skills of lifeguarding, including entering the water, swimming, approaching the victim, use of equipment, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate American Red Cross required surface dives.
4. (Evaluation Level) Describe essential elements, create and evaluate survival skills, including emergency plans, rescues, search and recovery operations, spinal injury management and special situations including analysis of environmental conditions.
5. (Knowledge Level) State and describe the philosophy of the American Red Cross on lifeguard training.
6. (Synthesis Level) Define, explain and demonstrate the characteristics of a lifeguard, including reliability, emotional stability, courtesy and consistency, physical fitness and attitude.
7. (Synthesis Level) Define, describe, apply and explain appropriate lifeguard knowledge, including rules and regulations, facility characteristics, chain of command and legal responsibilities based on various case scenarios.
8. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate and critique expected responsible behaviors of lifeguards to ensure the safety of the facility users, including preventing injuries, quick response time, administration of first aid and communication.
9. (Synthesis Level) Create a plan for preventive lifeguarding, including techniques to enforce rules and regulations, facility capacities, supervision of swimmers and to routinely update incident and injury charts.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Refer to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor's Manual. Copy of manual in CLASS Office. Students must pass the exam by demonstrating proficiency at 80% or higher.