El Centro (Imperial Valley)

Express Training Solutions El Centro is our fourth Southern California location and offers eight healthcare courses, including both instructor-led and online hybrid classes, as well as several Instructor Courses. Students can register easily online, receive instant access to their educational materials, and begin preparing for the first available class in El Centro immediately after registering.

Courses Currently Offered at Express Training Solutions El Centro:

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Our El Centro BLS course is an approved American Heart Association Course designed to provide healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize a variety of life-threatening emergencies, as well as to provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking.

We teach several BLS courses Monday-Saturday, and also offer CE Credit for most healthcare professions. Individuals who complete the course receive a 2-year American Heart Association BLS Certification.

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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

This El Centro ACLS course is required for those working in Emergency Rooms, operating rooms, and inpatient wards, or other healthcare settings. The course emphasizes the importance of good CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

Individuals who complete the ACLS course will receive a 2-year American Heart Association ACLS Certification.

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

This American Heart Association PALS course is designed to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics.

The goal of our El Centro PALS Course is to provide training that improves the quality of care for infants and children. Individuals who complete the course will receive a 2-year American Heart Association PALS Certification.

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Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Express Training Solution’s El Centro NRP course is designed for healthcare professionals who care for infants at the time of delivery.

The course teaches causes, prevention, and management of neonatal complications caused from mild to severe asphyxia, as well as cognitive knowledge of NRP concepts and interventions. Individuals who complete the NRP course will receive a 2-year American Pediatrics Certification.

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Basic ECG

Our El Centro Basic ECG Course is a 4-hour course that introduces healthcare providers to normal cardiac rhythms and prepares them to recognize basic cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice.

It’s an excellent training addition for those planning to take advanced classes (ACLS & PALS) or who complete a pre-course self-assessment and find they need to improve their knowledge. Individuals who successfully complete this course will receive a Completion Certificate.

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First Aid & CPR (Non-Healthcare Courses)

Our El Centro CPR-AED course is designed for non-healthcare workers who need a course completion card for a certain profession or other requirements. This four-hour course teaches students when to phone 911, CPR for adults and children, how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and how to assist someone who is choking. Individuals who complete this course will receive an American Heart Association First Aid & CPR Certification eCard.

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Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Our PHTLS course in El Centro is designed to be an intensive 16-hour course that promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multisystem trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs.

Each class covers comprehensive, evidenced-based materials that incorporate the latest research across all aspects of prehospital trauma. Upon successful completion of the course, individuals will receive a 4-year NAEMT Certification.

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Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

Our TNCC courses are designed to improve trauma patient outcomes by providing nurses with foundational trauma knowledge, skills, and a systematic Trauma Nursing Process to guide trauma patient care.

After taking our El Centro TNCC course, nurses will be able to systematically assess the trauma patient, assist with interventions, and provide evidence-based trauma nursing care within the context of a trauma team. Upon successful completion of the TNCC course, individuals will receive a 4-year Emergency Nurses Association Certification.

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Instructor Training Courses

Our Instructor Training courses are for healthcare professionals who want to gain teaching skills in a specific area. At our El Centro location, we offer three Instructor Training Courses: BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Learn more about El Centro’s Instructor Training Courses

BLS Instructor Training Course
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ACLS Instructor Training Course
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PALS Instructor Training Course
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These guys rock! In and out less than 3 hours 😊👍🏻
Peggy Robinson
Peggy Robinson
19:13 14 Oct 19
Patrick is great, enjoyed the PALS course mixed online and in person training.
Melissa Hines Antico
Melissa Hines Antico
15:51 27 Aug 19
Well organized plenty of classes and times comfortable environment and teachers who want you to learn and succeed.
Ru Be
Ru Be
03:13 09 Aug 19
I went to express training Solutions for my BLS certification. The class was great, the instructor was personable, and I will definitely be returning to them for my recertifications.
Cybil Carranza
Cybil Carranza
21:04 10 Jun 19
very good training took the iv therapy and blood draw instuctor was very clear and helpful
Cristian E Gutierrez
Cristian E Gutierrez
16:00 10 Feb 19
I’m extremely impressed by this program. It was very good and informative and exactly what you needed to know. Thank you John for having these services in the area and being a great instructor! 5 stars!
Adrian Andrew Sanchez
Adrian Andrew Sanchez
04:31 31 Jan 19
It has been years since I took a CPR class. I just recently got into a nursing program and it is needed. I decided on BLS Provider. I did the hybrid version which is online then the skills session, because of my hectic schedule. The online section is really helpful. It shows you videos and pictures. If you need more help it gives you access to the book. I was nervous when my skill test came up, because I didn't get to practice on the CPR dolls. I walked in and James Robinson was phenomenal. He went over what was expected and made sure I understood before I took the test. He made it enjoyable and soon I forgot I was taking CPR test and just performing without all the anxiety. He was awesome and I really salute him. I left with more knowledge and more confidence in performing CPR. Thank you Express Training Solutions and thank you James!!! P.S Taken at Rancho Mirage Location
Katrina Miranda Garcia
Katrina Miranda Garcia
01:45 18 Jan 19
I always learn a lot! The facility is up to date and staff professional and knowledgeable 😀
Stephanie Johnstone
Stephanie Johnstone
02:33 17 Jan 19
Excellent place to get your CPR. Relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff! Thanks Brook Cutter for a great class!!
Sarah Ortiz
Sarah Ortiz
21:06 13 Jan 19
So convenient! Easy scheduling and no stress.
Very relaxed learning.teachers keep it stress free
Heather Abhichandani
Heather Abhichandani
21:11 08 Oct 18
Patrick was AMAZING ! Will take future classes with Express Training
Tamara McMillan
Tamara McMillan
16:15 04 Oct 18
I’ve gotten my ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and BLS with Express and I don’t have anything negative to say. Staff is friendly and professional, make learning easy, and they have coffee all day. All of my instructors have been great but especially Jason, he had so much knowledge and personal experience that helped a lot of the crucial stuff stick.
Jordan Gilkey
Jordan Gilkey
03:49 29 Sep 18
I’m currently Day 1 of the TNCC certification class and loving it! Jason is funny and so knowledgeable ! Such an engaging class!
Alejandra Merlo
Alejandra Merlo
19:40 20 Sep 18
Loved the class. Was very easy to follow the instructor Veronica was great she gave clear well-worded instructions. All the equipment was up-to-date and awesome. I look forward to taking this class again in 2 years.
Erika Fregoso
Erika Fregoso
20:13 22 Aug 18
Did my BLS, ACLS, and PALS here, best decision ever. I love the friendly staff and professional looking environment and setup. I will definitely keep going here for all my certs. It's nice to know I can pick one place to get my certs at and not have to look around everywhere!
Great!! Love it. Patrick kept it interesting.
Becky Anne Bond
Becky Anne Bond
04:59 19 Jul 18
The first day of TNCC is all lecture. Im known to fall asleep anywhere and was seriously exhausted after working 4 shifts in a row. Jason is so engaging, made it fun and kept me awake the whole time! Learned a lot during the class and my nursing assessments are going to be stronger and more thorough! These guys are wonderful. Will be back next year for ACLS and PALS renewal �
BAnn Rubio
BAnn Rubio
18:11 07 Jul 18
Great place! I would definitely attend classes here again! Teacher (Patrick) was professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely personable. Class costs are reasonable. Course material was easy to understand. Class began and ended on time. Had a really terrific experience!
Taraneh Hatefi
Taraneh Hatefi
21:31 25 Jun 18
Good instructor, to the point, no stress!!! 🙂 Would attend again!
Erika Beers
Erika Beers
00:03 20 Apr 18
Ahmed was a great instructor at the Oceanside location. I feel much more comfortable with ACLS now.
Laura Leigh
Laura Leigh
23:36 15 Apr 18
What a great place to take ACLS. It was entertaining and informative. They gave me a big discount for being a student.
Justin Schiele
Justin Schiele
00:17 06 Apr 18
I love this company. They are always available on short notice, you just schedule yourself when you're available.
Stephanie Baker-Jones
Stephanie Baker-Jones
07:07 23 Mar 18
Tori Barron
Tori Barron
23:36 18 Mar 18
Omg, where have you guys been all my life!! Seriously, been in Nursing for over 20 years and this was by far the best class I've attended! I took the Basic ECG class as a refresher with Ahmed and I totally loved his style and numerous analogies for remembering things. He is super knowledgeable, made us laugh, and the time went by quickly!! Thanks so much for ALL you do and I will be back for ACLS!!
Meghan Kenny
Meghan Kenny
20:17 02 Mar 18
Great instructors and facility! So happy to find a good place to take my renewals!
Dana Giusti
Dana Giusti
00:37 21 Feb 18
The class was awesome and the instructor was knowledgeable and funny to boot. It's fast paced but also easy to learn. A small class size made it easier to practice the things I learned and perfect my technique. Thanks ETS
Christina Upton
Christina Upton
02:01 27 Jan 18
Had to renew my CPR. Great instructor, laid back atmosphere!
Just took the TNCC course with Jason, Peter and Thomas! It was very informative and funny! Also, the site is always excellent (mission valley). I’ve been going there since the start of my nursing career. Classrooms and restrooms always clean! PS Loooove your pens!
Ammie De los Reyes
Ammie De los Reyes
00:18 06 Jan 18
Phillip Maddux
Phillip Maddux
19:41 05 Jan 18
Took the BLS certification course in the Tustin location. Veronica, our instructor was super sweet and very informative. Overall, the experience was great.
Kathy Guo
Kathy Guo
20:26 27 Dec 17
Thanks Brooke! Best class in my 20 years of nursing..so laid back but loaded with info and it did not cost an arm and leg. Everyone needs to know about you guys!!!
Connie Davis
Connie Davis
03:28 13 Dec 17
I took the TNCC course with Express Training Solutions in Tustin and it was a very pleasant experience!! Peter, Jason and Thomas were all excellent and very knowledgeable with the course content. They all had ER/Trauma experience and so it was easy for them to explain the content!! I definitely will be doing my recertification again through Express Training Solutions!! I will recommend this course to any of my coworkers and anyone looking to get certified in TNCC!! Also Veronica at the front desk is absolutely Awesome!!!
Gilbert Alvidrez
Gilbert Alvidrez
13:35 11 Dec 17
Loved it. Instructor daryll was the best. The class was super clear & friendly. I felt comfortable to ask questions throughout the class. 🙂 totally recommend!!!
Ve Mari
Ve Mari
20:27 30 Nov 17
Brianna Schauer
Brianna Schauer
01:21 20 Nov 17
This is my second time using them. Chris at the oceanside training center was excellent.He is a US Navy Veteran with great experience.
Peter Milnes
Peter Milnes
18:53 18 Nov 17
Virginia Reeves
Virginia Reeves
18:04 15 Nov 17
Great learning experience! Great class, instructor, new Doilies( mannequins), comfortable chairs and mats. Will definitely renew all my certifications there.
Manuela Pereira
Manuela Pereira
21:05 07 Nov 17
Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams
18:44 06 Nov 17
Great teacher, Ahmed, great learning atmosphere! Thanks!
Martha Glatt
Martha Glatt
23:50 29 Oct 17
Desiree Mendoza
Desiree Mendoza
18:24 28 Oct 17
Drew Kuban
Drew Kuban
19:44 25 Oct 17
Hiram Jaramillo
Hiram Jaramillo
15:41 21 Oct 17
Great instructors, easy to follow content... even for newbies! Great classroom settings and organization.. can't say enough! Just great, great, great! ��
Grace Rodriguez
Grace Rodriguez
20:44 15 Sep 17
Renewed my TNCC here. Good experience, great staff.
Triny Ramos
Triny Ramos
00:31 19 Aug 17
Good class, friendly staff, very nice facility. Highly recommended training center
Paul H Nilson
Paul H Nilson
21:33 14 Aug 17
Mike Petrich
Mike Petrich
21:30 14 Aug 17
I went to renew my CPR/AED certification and they made it super easy. Our instructors were David and Koder. They really paid attention to each person in the group and helped us along while also keeping the flow of the class going steadily. We finished in a reasonable amount of time and I had all of my specific questions answered fully. I will be going back there for my next renewal!
Kayla Mychelle
Kayla Mychelle
18:50 12 Aug 17
Thanks very informative. I needed a class as soon as possible. Now I will keep coming back.
Lori Ponce
Lori Ponce
16:03 12 Aug 17
Meagan Rose White
Meagan Rose White
18:31 11 Jul 17
Arielle Gelardi
Arielle Gelardi
02:38 09 Jul 17
I renewed my BLS certificate today in Mission Valley. This is my 2nd time renewing and was really pleased with everything. Our instructor was professional, funny, and very engaging and gave us every opportunity to excel at our skills. I definitely recommend Express Training Solutions for anyone needing to take or renew their BLS certification. THANK YOU AGAIN!
Taryn Schmidt
Taryn Schmidt
19:55 02 Jun 17
I really enjoyed the BLS class with Daryl. He is a very good instructor. He made sure the students knew exactly what to do.
Jessica White
Jessica White
17:45 18 May 17
Awesome instructor and classroom setting and equipment �
Diana Bishop
Diana Bishop
21:22 11 Mar 17
I took a BLS class at Express Training Solutions' Oceanside location and had an excellent experience. Daryl was a great instructor and he made sure I had all the skills and information necessary to pass and feel confident with the training.
Christine Bull
Christine Bull
20:50 14 Feb 17
I have been renewed my BLS three times and have received my IV/BW certificate from ETS. Classes were awesome and super helpful, I definitely recommend this school.
Adrian Arturo Pinedo
Adrian Arturo Pinedo
20:30 07 Feb 17
Really great course! I took the IV therapy and blood withdrawal class and Jim was the instructor. He was awesome and kept the class indulged!! I would recommend this course to anyone.
CoCo Lavay
CoCo Lavay
16:48 31 Jan 17
This was the best CPR class experience I've had. I recommend this place. (mission valley location)
Kindra Monēt
Kindra Monēt
20:03 22 Jan 17
A fun class! Great, easy to understand info! Would definitely go back!
Casie Staff
Casie Staff
21:35 08 Jan 17
Awesome class. Easy to enroll and great instructors.
Jen McInerney
Jen McInerney
16:47 31 Dec 16
Awesome! Had to renew my BLS quickly.The instructor wasnt boring; to the point and interactive. I will definitely renew here in 2018!!!! AND you get CEU credits. Super plus!
This was actually the best BLS training I've taken. It's very thorough and straight to the point. It wasn't long and boring like other classes can be. I highly recommend it and I'll definitely be back for ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, TNCC or any other classes I may need in the future.
Ogechi Best
Ogechi Best
19:32 26 Oct 16
Definitely the best CPR class in San Diego!!!!!!!!
Alejandra Gutierrez
Alejandra Gutierrez
19:59 19 Oct 16
Torry Glanz
Torry Glanz
04:19 16 Oct 16
Cel Cabalum
Cel Cabalum
19:59 15 Oct 16
Took my ACLS renewal and I highly recommend them! The instructor was great and made the whole class a fun learning experience. If I live in the area still (since I am a traveling RN) I will definitely use them again.
Claire Castro
Claire Castro
06:04 22 Sep 16
This was a super easy class and really fast. I was nervous about taking a CPR class but Chris was a great instructor and made me feel comfortable.
Chelsea Breanna
Chelsea Breanna
18:05 11 Sep 16
TNCC was a great class , with professional knowledgeable instruction!
Tony Grice
Tony Grice
17:17 11 Sep 16
Great place to renew or learn ACLS! Easy going instructors and low stress environment.
Kynan A Ricks
Kynan A Ricks
20:14 07 Sep 16
Katie Reina
Katie Reina
19:28 19 Aug 16
Just renewed my BLS and ACLS certifications, thanks to Express Training Solutions! Very prompt responses to my questions prior to attending class, which was a short distance from home and easy to find. The instructor, Ahmed J., was very informative, easy-going, and fun. Highly recommended!
An Noble
An Noble
22:58 16 Aug 16
I just got my BLS card . Great instructor and the location in Oceanside is great for me! Thank you David.
Ana Thomas
Ana Thomas
20:45 26 Jul 16
I had so much fun in my BLS. Daryl made it very relaxed and easy to learn. Would definitely recommend to friends and classmates :).
Caitlyn McShane
Caitlyn McShane
20:12 28 Jun 16
Sara Alvarez
Sara Alvarez
15:43 27 Jun 16
Great option for renewal classes! A ton of class offerings, succinct instruction and nice facility. Peter was a fantastic instructor!
Katherine Plenert
Katherine Plenert
00:44 15 Jun 16
This place made the whole process of getting CPR certified a breeze! Also the instructor, Chris.O made the class interesting and fun. I would highly recommend Express Training Solutions to anyone who is looking to get CPR certified.
Lucy Gojich
Lucy Gojich
19:55 12 Jun 16
Dena Kopfmann
Dena Kopfmann
05:18 09 Jun 16
Awesome CPR/AED/First Aid class. Daryl was a great instructor. So many options of days/classes here.
April Engle Burke
April Engle Burke
13:40 26 May 16
Efficient, friendly, and convenient. Just the way I like it. Thanks ETS!
Kimberly Noumi
Kimberly Noumi
19:31 12 May 16
Kelli Shepler Smith
Kelli Shepler Smith
21:57 15 Apr 16
Smooth registration process. Class was well organized, and instructor made class humorous and relatable. Thanks Daryl!
Delmi Mendez
Delmi Mendez
05:40 10 Mar 16
Great instructors and great class! Totally recommend it 🙂
Kathy Sanchez
Kathy Sanchez
19:07 28 Dec 15
Barbara Cruz
Barbara Cruz
18:21 21 Dec 15
I loved it. Nice classes ,friendly instructors and good online services also.
Bibi Philip
Bibi Philip
17:29 29 Nov 15
So fun and informative!!!! Such a great resource right at my back door!!! Got my ACLS/BLS today...YAY ME!!!Cant wait to go back!!!Finally, some fun, positive people who strive to make a once very painful process so easy.Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Elizabeth Fitch
Elizabeth Fitch
06:41 13 Nov 15
I loved the class!!! I thought it was gonna be boring but Chris was awesome!! He was funny applying real life scenerios making the class think.Chris knows his stuff and didn't make people feel he passed judgment if they were uncertain about questions he asked! It was a very laid back comfortable atmosphere. I will definitely use this company for my ACLS, PALS, BLS or any other classes I need for certification. I highly recommend!!
Wynesha Jefferson Kirk
Wynesha Jefferson Kirk
03:24 24 Oct 15
Easy registration,straight forward material, comfortable environment and Daryl was great. Will definitely be seeing you soon for more courses.
Marie LeFever
Marie LeFever
15:03 30 Sep 15
Peter and his colleagues do an awesome job! Their teaching approach allows the students to retain vital information.
Brooklyn Castellanos
Brooklyn Castellanos
08:52 15 Sep 15
Desi Bergschneider
Desi Bergschneider
19:26 03 Sep 15
Great class with Peter! He was very personable.. .humorous and very well trained, a most effective instructor! Thank you..for a most enjoyable CPR renewal! Sheila 🙂
Sheila Allen-Garza
Sheila Allen-Garza
11:20 01 Sep 15
Easy enrollment and professional service! Would recommend...
Brenda Carter Mattick
Brenda Carter Mattick
17:39 25 Aug 15
Jeiarnee Castor
Jeiarnee Castor
20:53 17 Aug 15
Paul Martin
Paul Martin
17:36 09 Aug 15
Marc Del Bono
Marc Del Bono
23:19 03 Aug 15
Chris was super awesome! such a great course and very informative!!
Travis Baird
Travis Baird
17:57 17 Jul 15
Great service, easy registration process. Took ACLS complete course, instructor-Peter Tharp- was fantastic, knowledgeable, dynamic and didactic. I learned what I needed to and more; highly recommended! Facilities and learning tools were also very good.
Erika Liliana Salvador
Erika Liliana Salvador
19:16 15 Jul 15
Vanessa Reyes
Vanessa Reyes
04:43 11 Jul 15
Express training solutions took me in on short notice. The class was great. My instructor Chris Ordonez was excellent. Thank you guys.
John E Hakala
John E Hakala
19:52 10 Jul 15
Great classes and great teachers!! I have taken BLS and ACLS and I really learned a lot. I'm looking forward to taking more classes here!
Ariella La Salle
Ariella La Salle
23:14 02 Jul 15
Ernst Von Canoy Cortey
Ernst Von Canoy Cortey
20:49 27 Jun 15
Chris was an awesome instructor! Highly recommended! Great hands on.
Melanie Vb
Melanie Vb
22:38 25 Jun 15
Great step by step instructions fromm teacher and awesome hands on learning experience.
Sarah Constantine
Sarah Constantine
19:07 17 Jun 15
Express Training Solutions did a great job today for the renewal of my BLS. Chris was our instructor, he was very thorough and organized. I will have my staff come here for their BLS renewal.
Karen Lynch
Karen Lynch
21:04 18 May 15
Great BLS course instructed by Peter at the Mission Valley location. Very informative and lots of hands on training.
Lesli Bauer
Lesli Bauer
19:55 25 Apr 15
These guys taught me ACLS & PALS. Both courses ran smoothly. The staff posses a very high level of knowledge and seem to enjoy sharing that knowledge. I also attended the IV class and was extremely satisfied. I no longer fear starting an IV. Special thanks to Ahmed, you make learning easy.
Travis Rose
Travis Rose
16:17 14 Mar 15
I recently took BLS with David. He is an excellent instructor and very patient. He is very knowledgeable about the subject and runs the course at a good speed. I overall had a great experience. I have been going to this organization for all my certifications (BLS, PALS, IV therapy). I have been satisfied with all my classes and I feel I walk away from each course with confidence. I will definitely return for my future renewals.
Aileen Itallo
Aileen Itallo
20:23 16 Jan 15
Great class and awesome/knowledgable instructors. I would recommend this organization for any of you aha needs.
Shanise McKelvey
Shanise McKelvey
17:31 06 Jul 14
Great and easy class!! =) David the instructor was friendly, knowledgeable and professional ....would definitely recommend and will come back for recertification. ..
Jeannette Anaya
Jeannette Anaya
06:32 22 Jun 14
Cindy Salway
Cindy Salway
02:06 19 May 14
Michelle Lavelle
Michelle Lavelle
18:59 16 May 14
Lisa Jeremiah
Lisa Jeremiah
23:43 27 Apr 14
Michelle Salway Balogh
Michelle Salway Balogh
02:11 07 Aug 13

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