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Public Safety Education & Training

Welcome. The Public Safety Education and Training (PSET) department provides an educational pathway for sworn and correctional officers, and fire personnel, as well as students interested in pursuing careers in law, fire, homeland security and emergency medical services to complete an educational program, certificate or associate degree for career advancement in public safety education.

Public Safety Education & Training (PSET) department is located at the Ben Clark Training Center (BCTC).



Currently, the following programs of study are offered:

Emergency Medical


BCTC Live allows you to get student services support same day online through Zoom

Online Support and Advising with BCTC Live

BCTC Live connects you over Zoom with a Ben Clark Training Center support technician or counselor on a same day basis without needing an appointment. BCTC Live is first-come, first-served for advising needs.

Hours: Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm

  • Academic Advising
  • Course Selection
  • Dates and Orientation
  • Transfer Requirements
  • Certificate/Associate Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Educational Topics

Access BCTC Live!


BCTC Counseling helps you plan for your future career

Plan ahead with BCTC Counseling

Make an appointment to plan your college career and ensure you're ready for your future career. Nidia Fernandez, your School of Public Safety counselor, is available to ensure you complete your degree and certificate on time. All counseling appointments are conducted online.

Book an Appointment!



Responsive to the educational needs of its region, the Public Safety Education and Training program seeks to meet the workforce needs of public safety personnel in the Inland Empire region. The program offers academic programs and support services for students which include certificate, associate degree, and baccalaureate transfer programs for all who can benefit from them. Advanced officer and continuing education courses in law, fire, and homeland security provide learning opportunities and advancement for individuals working in the public safety field. PSET also serves a corollary role to provide supportive leadership in student services.


Faculty Contact Information

All phone numbers are area code 951 and prefix 571.

Faculty Name Discipline Extension Office
Bob Fontaine
Department Chair
Emergency Medical Services 6393 BCTC EMS/Fire
Jim Lambert
Assistant Chair
Fire Technology 6384 BCTC EMS/Fire
Kristy Paine
Assistant Chair
Law Enforcement 6192 BCTC Law
Nancy Aguirre Law Enforcement 6922 BCTC Law
John Begg Fire Technology 6315 BCTC EMS/Fire
Nidia Fernandez Counseling 6165 BCTC EMS/Fire
Chris Nollette Emergency Medical Services 6392 BCTC EMS/Fire
Charles Wilhite Homeland Security/ADJ 6906 BCTC Law


Contact Us

Phillip Rawlings, Dean of Instruction
Public Safety Education & Training
Julie Perez, Administrative Assistant
Public Safety Education & Training


Ben Clark Training Center (see map)
Fire Technology Building

Phone Number:

Voicemail: (951) 571-6320
Text/Voice: (951) 755-0929