HEALTH 57A is the De Anza College class to learn first aid and for optional certification in American Red Cross first aid.
I have had many students who take this class before they enroll in the EMT class at Foothill, and they tell me it made their E.M.T. class much easier.
Likewise you will learn skills you must know to pass a Red Cross lifeguard class.
The class also includes earthquake preparedness, wilderness first aid skills and an introduction to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers (CPR/AED Pro).
The class usually meets (choose one: Fall, Winter or Spring quarter), for only four class sessions, usually on Friday afternoons. We finish before finals week and have no finals week final.
Find the current schedule of classes at: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/schedule/
Information is at:
The page includes the homework assignments, course syllabus (green sheet), and a link to a free text book.