American Heart Association

American Heart Association Community Training Center (CTC)

Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. is a Training Center through the American Heart Association and works closely with the South Carolina Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee (SC ECC).

Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. Training Center has over 500 trained CPR instructors throughout our eleven-county service area.

Our Training Center sponsors training for health care professionals and community members in:

  • First Aid
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Basic Life Support - Instructor (BLS-I)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Instructor (ACLS-I)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Instructor (PALS-I)
  • Heartsaver CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

The functions of our Training Center include but are not limited to:

  • Liaison to the American Heart Association
  • Equipment Distribution
  • Instructor Database Management
  • Course Record Database Management
  • Quality Assurance of AHA Educational Course
  • Regional Resource for AHA Instructors
  • Instructor Updates
  • Newsletters
  • Issues Instructor Cards
  • Issues Course Completion Cards
  • CTC Instructor Orientation for New and Renewing Instructors
  • Course Calendar Updates

The following Training Sites are affiliated with our Training Center:

To assist health care professionals in our area maintain the required CPR certification for their discipline, listed below are Training Sites websites with links to help you find a class just for you.

Through partnerships with the Training Sites and over 500 instructors in the eleven-county region, Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc.’s CTC certifies and/or re-certifies over 12,000 individuals yearly.

Should you wish to schedule a class for your business or facility please contact Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. Training Center at (803)286-4121.

Training Center Staff:

Cheri Plyler, Training Center Coordinator - 
Pam Harper, Community Training Center Administrator.  Please email all questions to  or you can call (803)286.4121.

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If you have questions regarding CPR or electronic eCards, please email your request to