How our Public Safety Training Center can help you
Our Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) offers training, in the form of degree programs and individual courses, to law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical service professionals. Many of the courses are also open to the general public.
Our PSTC programs have been formally recognized for their innovation by The United States Department of Justice, and we're proud to offer them at OCC.
PSTC Degree Programs
OCC’s Fire Protection Technology degree is the only program in New York State to offer national firefighter certification
Our Fire Protection Certification is offered through one of most progressive programs in the state.
Our law enforcement program is approved by New York State, and offers first-rate training.
PSTC Individual Courses
Our Law Enforcement course is taught in two phases. Phase I is taught on-campus, over the course of two semesters, and is a Pre-Employment Basic Course. Students move on to Phase II of their training after they've been hired by a police agency.
The Phase I Police Academy program is an evening program, meeting three evenings a week from 6:00 -10:00 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 6:00-8:30 a.m. Our next Police Academy class is scheduled to start with the Fall 2019 semester. Before you register, please make sure you have:
- A High School Diploma / GED
- A valid NYS drivers license
- Proof of US citizenship
- Proof of age (All applicants must be at least 19 years old to enroll.)
- Ability to pass English Placement testing (All applicants must test at ENG-103 level.)
- Ability to pass a Physical Agility Assessment that includes sit-ups, pushups, and a 1.5mile run in a timed environment
- Willingness to conduct a phone and/or in-person interview
To Get Started:
- Complete an OCC application, including sending in immunization records, high school transcripts, and college transcripts (if applicable)
- Complete English Placement Testing
- Apply for financial aid (if applicable.)
The Public Safety Training Center offers:
- Courses for fire departments on a contract basis
- Individual courses for advanced and continuing education
Public Safety Critical Incident Management (PSCIM) Course Offerings
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits/Hours|
|EMG-152||PSCIM (Meets Mon/Wed, 11/5 - 11/14, 6-10pm) @ Mulroy Hall, R324||1|
EMS Course Offerings
- Basic EMT Original
- Basic EMT Refresher (Thursdays)
- Basic EMT Refresher (Wednesdays)
- Certified First Responder Original & Refresher
The following agencies offer CPR classes. Please contact these agencies for further information:
- NAVAC at (315) 458-7514
- EAVES at (315) 437-0939
- American Red Cross (Onondaga and Oswego) at (315) 234-2200
- American Red Cross (Cayuga County) at (315) 252-9596.
- Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corp (GBAC) at (315) 638-4328
- Rural Metro at (315) 471-0102
This course walks through the basics of:
- Permit requirements
- Legal responsibilities
- Safe storage and childproofing
OCC's Handgun Safety Course is taught by NYS DCJS-certified firearms instructors and fulfills requirements for obtaining a pistol permit in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison, Oswego, and Seneca counties. It's a one-day commitment, that lasts approximately four hours. The course costs $49 to attend, and is offered at OCC's main campus, OCC's Liverpool campus, and the Community Room (JCPenney wing) at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn.
|Term||Section Name||Day||Date of Class||Time||Location||Reg Deadline|
|CE20WI||HGS.ce-001-004||Wed||January 29, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||Fingerlakes Mall
|CE20WI||HGS.ce-001-005||Sat||February 8, 2020||9:30am-1:30pm||OCC – Mulroy Hall, TBD||2/5/20|
|CE20WI||HGS.ce-001-006||Mon||February 10, 2020||5:00-9:00pm||OCC – North Site, Liverpool||2/7/20|
|CE20WI||HGS.ce-001-007||Wed||February 26, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||Fingerlakes Mall
|CE20WI||HGS.ce-001-008||Thurs||February 27, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||OCC – Mulroy Hall, TBD||2/24/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-001||Mon||March 9, 2020||5:00-9:00pm||OCC – North Site, Liverpool||3/6/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-002||Thurs||March 19, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||OCC – Mulroy Hall, TBD||3/16/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-003||Wed||March 25, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||Fingerlakes Mall
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-004||Sat||March 28, 2020||8:30am-12:30pm||OCC – Mulroy Hall, TBD||3/25/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-005||Wed||April 8, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||OCC – Mulroy Hall, TBD||4/5/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-006||Mon||April 13, 2020||5:00-9:00pm||OCC – North Site, Liverpool||4/10/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-007||Sat||April 25, 2020||8:30am-12:30pm||OCC – Mulroy Hall, TBD||4/22/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-008||Wed||April 29, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||Fingerlakes Mall
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-009||Sat||May 2, 2020||8:30am-12:30pm||OCC – Mulroy Hall, TBD||4/29/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-010||Mon||May 11, 2020||5:00-9:00pm||OCC – North Site, Liverpool||5/8/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-011||Tues||May 19, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||OCC – Mulroy Hall, TBD||5/16/20|
|CE20SP||HGS.ce-001-012||Wed||May 27, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||Fingerlakes Mall
This is an eight hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card. The course gives a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard, including legal powers and limitations, how to handle emergency situations, access control, and ethics and conduct. The cost to enroll is $75. All students must attend all eight hours of training, and pass an exam to complete the course successfully.
|Term||Section Name||Days||Date||Time||Location||Registration Deadline|
|CE20WI||POL.ce-016-001||Wed & Thurs||February 5 & 6, 2020||5:30-9:30pm||OCC - Mulroy Hall R226||2/4/2020|