Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


Odessa College is a designated American Heart Association Training Center. The Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS HCP) course is specifically for healthcare providers and professional rescuers. The 4 hour class will cover Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Additionally, this course will provide students with life savings skills not only for adults but for children and infants.

You must be at least 9 years old to take the course. A parent must be present in the building for all non-Odessa College students under the age of 16 years. The parent may not assist the student in the written or skills assessments. Children not enrolled in a class will not be admitted. The CPR class and exam are currently only administered in English. Students may be able to bring a translator to the class with prior approval from the director. 

Classes starting after September 1st, 2022 can be paid for online through the OC Marketplace


Classes starting after September 1st, 2022:

To register and pay tuition for a CPR class you will need to make the purchase through Marketplace. Students will need to forward their receipt to with their desired class, time, and date of choice; refer to the calendar at the bottom of this page.

A Customer Service Representative will follow up with you and confirm your enrollment in the CPR course. 

For any questions regarding CPR courses you can contact CPR Customer Service at (432) 335-6334, the Continuing Education Building at (432) 335-6580, or email


For any classes cancelled by the college, a full refund will be issued or the class will be rescheduled. For withdrawals, 100% of the tuition will be refunded if the student emails up to 3 business days prior to the first day of class. No refund is given if the student requests to drop a CPR course within 72 hours of the course start date.  


Have enrollment questions? Please call our office at 432.335.6580 or email at CPR Coordinator direct number 432.335.6334.  

How will I receive my eCard?

  • eCards will be emailed by your instructor in class or by Odessa College within one week
  • Check your spam/junk mail for your eCard
  • eCards can be claimed through the AHA website. Click here to claim your eCard. 
  • Text "eCard" to 51736 to claim your eCard by text message; rates may apply. 

Please scroll through the entire web page as many of the frequently asked questions are answered below. Also, please refer to the Resources section at the bottom of the webpage for more valuable information. If you still are in need of additional assistance, please call the Continuing Education office at 432.335.6580 or email us

Scheduled CPR classes are listed on the calendar at the bottom of the page.


Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS HCP) - up to 4 Hours          $60

Heartsaver CPR AED First Aid - up to 4 Hours                                               $75

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)                                               $200

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)                                                        $200


Available in person courses by request:


Combined BLS/ACLS UPDATE Course - up to 10 Hours

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course - up to 16 Hours or 2 days

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) UPDATE Course - up to 8 Hours

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course - up to 16 Hours or 2 days

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) UPDATE Course - up to 8 Hours


Heartcode online courses available with skills check, by request:


HeartCode BLS - self-paced with required skills check included 

HeartCode ACLS - self-paced with required skills check included

HeartCode PALS - self-paced with required skills check included

*Skills checks will be scheduled after student has completed the online course and has earned a certificate of completion. 

Email your request to for scheduling. Business & Industry partners and Independent School Districts we have options available to your institution! 

Are you interested in becoming an AHA CPR Instructor or would like to transfer your alignment to the Odessa College Training Center? 

Call our office at 432-335-6580 or email

Current Instructors that are aligned with the Odessa College AHA Training Center may purchase their eCards through the Marketplace

Do not purchase Instructor eCards without pre-approval. 

Coming Soon - HeartCode® BLS 

Have you tried our new AHA Knowledge Booster app yet?
The AHA Knowledge booster is a quiz-based app that was created to reinforce critical CPR and emergency care information. The AHA's Resuscitation Education Scientific Statement highlights the importance of spaced learning and use of innovative educational strategies during resuscitation training. Incorporating digital platforms and applying gamified learning can improve engagement and knowledge retention for students who have recently completed their AHA training. Users can choose the topics appropriate for their level of knowledge - BLS, ACLS, PALS, or First Aid and CPR Basics.

Click here to view the printable sheet offered as a resource to students in class. Instructors can provide this sheet or navigate the students to AHA Knowledge Booster | American Heart Association CPR & First Aid.




CPR Schedule



*Offerings are subject to restrictions and/or guidelines issued by local, state, and national government entities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic or other declared emergency. Classes, courses, and/or programs may be postponed or cancelled as Odessa College determines necessary to remain in compliance with such restrictions or guidelines.