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

Fire truck
Fire Protection Technology A.A.S.

OCC’s Fire Protection Technology degree is the only program in New York State to offer national firefighter certification

Fire extinguishers
Fire Protection Certificate

Our Fire Protection Certification is offered through one of most progressive programs in the state. 

PSTC Individual Courses

The Public Safety Training Center offers:

  • Courses for fire departments on a contract basis
  • Individual courses for advanced and continuing education
Questions on scheduling or ready to enroll? Stop by Mawhinney Hall, room M350 to obtain information packet, or call 315-498-6042.

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

This course walks through the basics of:

  • Permit requirements
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Cleaning
  • 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.

Participants should not bring guns to the course, since all course materials are provided. 

Register for the Handgun Safety Course online or use the printable form: 

Term Section Name Day Date of Class Time Location Reg Deadline
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-005 Tues October 12, 2021 5:00-9:00pm OCC - North Site, Liverpool 10/9/21
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-006 Sat October 16, 2021 9:30am–1:30pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall, M345 10/13/21
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-007 Thurs October 21, 2021 5:30-9:00pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall, M345 10/18/21
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-008 Wed October 27, 2021 5:30-9:00pm Fingerlakes Mall
Community Room
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-009 Sat November 6, 2021 9:30am-1:30pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall-M345 11/3/21
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-010 Tues November 9, 2021 5:00-9:00pm OCC-North Site -Liverpool 11/6/21
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-011 Thurs November 18, 2021 5:30-9:00pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall, M345 11/15/21
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-012 Wed November 24, 2021 5:30-9:00pm Fingerlakes Mall
Community Room
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-013 Sat December 11, 2021 9:30am-1:30pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall, M345 12/8/21
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-014 Tues December 14, 2021 5:00-9:00pm OCC-North Site -Liverpool 12/11/21
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-015 Thurs December 16, 2021 5:30-9:00pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall, M345 12/13/21
CE21FA HGS.ce-001-016 Wed December 29, 2021 5:30-9:00pm Fingerlakes Mall
Community Room
CE22WI HGS.ce-001-001 Sat January 8, 2022 9:30am-1:30pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall, M345 1/5/22
CE22WI HGS.ce-001-002 Tues January 11, 2022 5:00-9:00pm OCC-North Site -Liverpool 1/8/22
CE22WI HGS.ce-001-003 Thurs January 20, 2022 5:30-9:00pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall, M345 1/17/22
CE22WI HGS.ce-001-004 Wed January 26, 2022 5:30-9:00pm Fingerlakes Mall
Community Room
CE22WI HGS.ce-001-005 Tues February 8, 2022 5:00-9:00pm OCC-North Site -Liverpool 2/5/22
CE22WI HGS.ce-001-006 Sat February 12, 2022 9:30am-1:30pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall, M345 2/9/22
CE22WI HGS.ce-001-007 Thurs February 17, 2022 5:30-9:00pm OCC-Mawhinney Hall, M345 2/14/22
CE22WI HGS.ce-001-008 Wed February 23, 2022 5:30-9:00pm Fingerlakes Mall
Community Room

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. 

Register for the Security Guard Training Course online or print and fill out this form:



Security Guard Training Course Schedule
Term Section Name Days Date Time Location Registration Deadline
CE22WI POL.ce-016-002 Mon & Tues February 21 & 22, 2022 5:00-9:00pm OCC Liverpool Campus 2/20/22
CE22SP POL.ce-016-001 Tues & Wed April 26 & 27, 2022 5:00-9:00pm OCC Liverpool Campus 4/25/22