Emergency Preparedness Training

Classes are offered each semester. Contact the emergency preparedness and safety coordinator for dates and times.


CPR: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CPR is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims thought to be in cardiac arrest.

AED: Automated External Defibrillation

Defibrillation is a process in which an electronic device gives an electric shock to the heart. This helps reestablish normal contraction rhythms in a heart having dangerous arrhythmia or in cardiac arrest. AED training is the last hour of the CPR class. Training includes hands-on practice with campus AED unit in “trainer mode”.

Class duration: 4–4.5 hours

CPR / AED Challenge Class

If you have taken a CPR and/or AED course and would like to take the exam for renewal and recertification, attend this 2 hour practice skills class. At the end of the class participants demonstrate skills and take the exam to renew certifications. Challenge participants must present proof of previous certification.

Class duration: 2 hours

Basic First Aid

First aid training helps you recognize and treat life-threatening conditions and injuries, especially in the workplace. Participants will learn how to recognize and respond to emergencies caused by injury or sudden illness. This course also covers workplace first aid cabinet contents and usage.

Class duration: 4–4. 5 hours


The HMC-College Emergency Response Team (CERT) training prepares individuals and teams for response to events that may negatively impact the college. Teams include Building Monitors, Damage Assessment, Search and Rescue, Communications and Volunteers. Training begins with an introduction to Harvey Mudd College emergency response and then specializes for each team.

Class duration: 4–8 hours. Learn more about the HMC CERT program (PDF)