Welcome to the Public Safety Training Center
Monterey Peninsula College’s Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) in Seaside provides public safety training programs to meet local and regional needs. MPC’s PSTC curriculum includes fire, police, and emergency medical technician (EMT) training.
The MPC Fire Academy is an intensive training program that fully prepares recruits for jobs in the fire service. Fire Protection Technology offers Certificates of Achievement as well as an Associate in Science degree. MPC’s Police Academy is provided in partnership with the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium and is certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). EMT 1: Basic Training is designed to meet the State of California requirements for certification of EMT-1 (Ambulance) personnel. In addition to the basic training academies, a variety of re-certification training courses for public safety personnel are also offered.
We are located at 2642 Colonel Durham Road in Seaside about 1 mile from Highway 1. Our facilities consist of 2 former military buildings renovated in 2008-09, providing six classrooms, a multipurpose room, a large physical fitness and agility training space, and men’s and women’s locker room and shower facilities. Upper and lower parking lots provide convenient parking for our students and employees adjacent to each building.