First Responder Education

Thank you for visiting our page dedicated to first responders. We appreciate your service and support you.

If you are taking classes through "The Academy" South Bay Regional Public Safety Training, this is for you. If you are not already a First Responder and are interested, please see our contact information for "The Academy" South Bay Regional Public Safety Training. They will be able to answer your questions.


Q.  How do I know if I received credit from Ohlone College for a class taken through South Bay Regional Public Safety Training "Consortium"?
A.  You can contact the liaison at Ohlone College to verify or you can contact SBRPS "The Academy". They can better assist to let you know where you received credit from. There are seven Northern California Community Colleges that participate in the Consortium.
Q.  How do I order a transcript once I have confirmed I have earned credits through Ohlone College?
A.  Transcripts are processed through TranscriptsPlus. Directions are on the Transcripts page. Your first two standard transcripts are free. Once you have used your two free transcripts, please see the fee's page for prices.
Q.  How do I reach someone to discuss my application, college credit, or interest in taking additional classes?
A.  Your contact person at Ohlone College is Heidi Barkow, Enrollment Services Specialist I. Please allow three business days for reply. Due to COVID-19 we are working remotely and the best way to reach her is by email.
Q.  Is my information shared with anyone?
A.  We are not permitted to share information with anyone without the student's consent. This is per FERPA.
"The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children's education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student. [emphasis added]" Students who are enrolled at Ohlone College are covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). According to this legislation, college personnel cannot release a student's records or speak with parents and/or guardians about any student's academic records without the student completing the "Release of Information" form. The exception to this regulation is if the student is claimed as a dependent by either parent for tax purposes. Ohlone College reserves the right to require documents verifying student's status as a dependent.

Application and Registration Steps

Step 1.  Create an OpenCCCApply account and complete an application. This is a two step process. If you have an OpenCCCApply account, log in and complete an application for Ohlone College.
*Student's who miss one or more semesters are required to reapply for admissions for the term they are intending to take classes in.
Step 2.  You can create an Ohlone student account to view your unofficial transcript. In order to to view it, you will need to make sure you access the system regularly.
Step 3.  Your registration is done through South Bay Regional Public Safety Training. They submit the roster for the class to Ohlone College and Ms. Barkow will process your registration.
If you wish to take other classes, just make sure you have a current application on file with Ohlone College. We have a wide range of classes to meet your interests.  We do offer skill classes for noncredit. To view what classes we offer, view our online class schedule. If you want to see what noncredit offerings we have, please make sure to filter the class schedul for only non credit courses.

Contact Information

For current Law Enforcement, EMT, Dispatch, and Fire Services
Contact: When emailing, please include your First and Last Name and your Date of Birth.
Ohlone College
Heidi Barkow, Enrollment Services Specialist I
Phone: 510-659-7381
Fax: 510-659-7321
Office Hours
Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm / Closed Friday - Sunday
Fall Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm / Closed weekends and holidays
For students interested in Law Enforcement or Firefighting contact
The Academy South Bay Regional Public Safety Training
560 Bailey Ave.
San Jose, CA  95141
Phone: 408-229-4299
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium

Established in 1994, the consortium is now comprised of seven community colleges. These colleges include, Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, College of San Mateo, Lake Tahoe Community College, Cabrillo College, Hartnell College, and Ohlone College.