Emergency Services Training & Academies

Emergency Services Training & Academies

Serving our communities is our shared passion. We study, we train, we rehearse, and we learn to save lives. 

For more than 50 years, Oakland Community College has trained police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and emergency dispatchers. They come to OCC to start their careers, to improve skills and to improve their ability to work together as a team. 

CREST: The Only Emergency Services Sim Lab in Michigan 

Agencies come to OCC’s Combined Regional Emergency Services Training Center (CREST) to train as a team and to rehearse interagency collaboration. We can customize training to your needs and also deliver them at your location. 

Train your police, fire or EMS teams with controlled, live scenarios at CREST — one of the only emergency services simulation labs in the state. This innovative training “city” includes furnished houses, a bank, convenience store, motel and a five-story fire training tower. 

CREST Training Options

Service Academies  

Start your public services career at one of our Academies. Or come to enhance your skills, add a new licensure or learn new advancements in your field. 

All public services academies offer basic and advanced training.

Fire Academy 

Train as a firefighter combining hands on training with a scientific understanding of fire, combustion, hazardous materials and fire prevention. 

Fire Academ

Police Academy 

Learn 21st-century policing through live scenario-based training. Gain a comprehensive understanding of criminal law, implicit bias, police procedure and proper use of force. 

Police Academy

911 Dispatch Academy

Train to become the vital link between our community and emergency responders. Learn mapping, ethics, de-escalation and how to handle active emergency situations needed to be an emergency telecommunicator.

911 Dispatch Academy

EMS Academy 

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to effectively respond to a medical emergency. Train here to become an emergency medical responder, EMT or paramedic.

EMS Academy

Contact Information

David Ceci
Academic Dean of Public Services & CREST and Director of Law Enforcement Training
Phone: (248) 232-4211


Auburn Hills Campus
2900 Featherstone Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
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