Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center (PSTC)

Public Safety Training

The Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) is a division of Southwestern Community College (SCC). SCC-PSTC is located within the Macon County Industrial Park, on Highway 64-West. The facility is primarily dedicated to coordinating Public Safety Training Programs (EMS, Fire/Rescue, and Law Enforcement).  SCC-PSTC has general purpose classrooms, a computer laboratory, a weight training room, physical technique/subject control training room, and a multipurpose room.

The Fire and Rescue training facility and the vehicle operations/driver training range are located adjacent to the SCC-PSTC.  Law Enforcement Firearms Training Range located in Dillsboro, NC serves both SCC-PSTC Law Enforcement Academies and In-Service Qualification Training for law enforcement agencies.

SCC-PSTC is proud to now offer the usage of a dedicated Use of Force Simulator laboratory and EMS Simulation laboratory. 

  • To schedule Use of Force Simulator contact Matt Reynolds at 823.306.7046.
  • To schedule EMS Simulator Lab contact Todd Doster at 828.306.7044.

Entry level qualifications must be met by applicants, prior to enrollment in all certification courses.
Applicants interested in obtaining certification should review all entrance requirements listed within the identified hyperlinks.  All other questions should be directed to the program coordinator/director.
Prior to admission to the BLET, Medical Responder, EMT Basic - Paramedic and Fire Academy students are required to complete the Compass Exam.  For guidelines and registration visit the Compass Exam Page. 

 

Certifications are awarded by:

N.C. Department of Justice, Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission

N.C. Department of Justice, Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission

N.C. Office of State Fire Marshall

N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – National Park Service – Seasonal Law Enforcement Training

 

PSTC’s Program accreditations:

Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation – National Park Service

N.C. Department of Justice, Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission

N.C. Department of Justice, Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission

N.C. Office of State Fire Marshall / Department of Insurance

N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services

SCC-PSTC offers basic and specialized training for EMS, Fire/Rescue and Law Enforcement in the areas served by Southwestern Community College.

For information about any Public Safety Training program, call 828.306.7041 or write cdowdle@southwesterncc.edu by e-mail.

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