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CCAC Public Safety Institute

The Institute was established in the early 1980s, predominately offering Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs. In the early 1990s CCAC expanded the mission of the Institute to include EMS, Fire, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Emergency Management. PSI trains approximately 15,000 students per year in public safety programs in Allegheny, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren and Washington Counties.

Search and Register for Public Safety Classes Online

The CCAC ShopCommunityEd Public Safety website allows you to search and register for public safety classes. Register early to get the classes you want!

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Spring EMT classes registering now
CCAC N22SP EMT Information Packet

Financial Assistance opportunity: 

  • 12 months interest free introductory rate credit card for qualified students 
  • Application takes approximately 10 minutes
  • Requires entry of Social Security number, Date of Birth, Personal address/phone, and Driver’s License information to Third Party Website
  • Promotion Code 0044-6736 is required when applying
  • Process is timed so ensure you have the aforementioned information

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For questions, contact the PSI Institute at 412.788.7507  

FireVEST Scholarship Program Are you an Allegheny County volunteer firefighter thinking about getting your college degree? Check out CCAC's FireVEST Scholarship program to see if it's right for you.

OSHA TrainingThe Public Safety Institute now offers training in Occupational Safety & Health Standards (OSHA) both for General Industry and for the Construction Industry.

Emergency Medical Services
Classes are available and registering now for Provider training in Southwestern Pennsylvania:
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
EMS Training and Refresher Courses
Emergency Vehicle Operations

American Heart Association (AHA) ProgramsCCAC is a certified CTC (Community Training Center) where instructors can align and where AHA training is offered in Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver First Aid, BLS Provider (also known as Professional Rescue CPR), BLS Instructor, and both HeartCode ACLS and HeartCode PALS.

Recertification is also available for anyone involved in public safety as well as for members of the general public who are interested in learning more and includes Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Life Support training for both Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) providers.

CCAC Public Safety Institute
West Hills Center
1000 McKee Road Suite 1100
Oakdale, PA 15071
Phone: 412.788.7507
Fax: 412.788.2194