Wilderness Courses

Courses to build awareness, anticipate and manage risk, and create the foundation for making appropriate decisions in the great outdoors.

Level 3: River Safety and Rescue

A one-day workshop that covers the essential topics of river rescue. Information is tied together at the end of the course with a mock rescue scenario. Course objectives will include:

Epinephrine Administration

This 4-hour workshop meets the standards for layperson training in recognizing and treating life-threatening allergic reactions. Students have the opportunity to practice epi administration with saline and needles.

EMT Refresher Training Program

At the end of the course we'll provide an hourly breakdown of the components you've passed so you can submit them to the National Registry for approval, along with the rest of your continuing education requirements. See NREMT.org for full details.

Emergency Medical Technician Intensive

Earn your credentials in three weeks with our EMT Intensive course.

Landmark Learning is the leading private teaching institution approved by the N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services to teach the EMT-Basic curriculum - and the top provider to offer it in this intensive format.

Our classes meet all day every day for three consecutive weeks. During the evenings of the third week, you will attend 12 hours of clinical experience working with ambulance crews and emergency room personnel who are affiliated with our program.

Leave No Trace Master Educator

Please Note: The Master Educator course is not designed to provide instruction on backcountry living skills. The backcountry aspect of the experience is meant to provide relevance to the curriculum, through practicing Leave No Trace techniques and methods, observing examples of impact, and creating an awareness of use and its purposes. The course itinerary is very full, and does not allow time for teaching how to light stoves, cook, purify water, and set up tents, for example.

Basic First Aid

ASHI Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2010 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace.

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

ASHI CPR and AED is a combined CPR and AED program designed specifically for laypeople. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is based upon the 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and other evidence-based treatment recommendations.

ASHI Instructor Development Course, Basic First Aid and CPR

Our Training Center prerequisites for this course include current minimum certification as an EMT and current certification in a professional level CPR program. A skills test and written examination are given at the beginning of this course to verify eligibility.

Basic Life Support

Students learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. ASHI Basic Life Support (formerly CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer )has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

Wilderness StarGuard® Instructor Training

After satisfactory completion of the Wilderness StarGuard® program, participants can take this additional three-day training to become an Instructor candidate of the program. Apprenticeships follow, before the Instructor candidates are able to offer these programs on their own under the auspices of the Starfish Aquatics Institute. Contact our office for more information and updated course availability.