Pressure Point Control Tactics Course
The PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics) course was the first subject control system designed around tactical, legal and medical research. It is the most popular Defensive Tactics course in the world and is the gold standard for entry-level training to Police departments, Correction facilities and Security providers around the world.
This course is completed in 38 hours over 5 days.
Candidates will learn:
- Survival Learning Research: This unit examines research from educational psychology, motor learning science and neurobiology, and applies this research to the design of use of force systems. Essentially ‘why’ and ‘how’ the techniques work.
- PPCT Control Principles: This unit examines the PPCT Force Continuum, principles of control, survival reaction time and tactical positioning. Essentially ‘how’ and ‘when’ to use the techniques and, more importantly, when you should not use them.
- Tactical Handcuffing: This course will train the student in a method of handcuffing that is the same from the standing, kneeling or prone positions. This system is both tactically effective and medically safe for both the subject and the officer.
- Pressure Point Control Tactics: This unit will address a system of controlling aggressive and combative subjects by applying finger touch pressure to selected pressure points around the head and neck to gain control.
- Joint Locks: This unit provides officers with two joint locks designed specifically to control escort position resistance. These joint locks include the ‘transport wrist lock’ and the ‘straight arm bar’ takedown.
- Defensive Counter strikes: Candidates will learn to neutralize an aggressive assault with a basic system of blocks, punches and kicks designed to control a combative subject with minimal chance of injury.
- PPCT Impact Weapon System: This training can be deployed with a traditional straight baton, riot baton or a collapsible/telescoping baton targeting nerve motor points (instead of joints and bones) which decreases the potential of severe injury.
- Handgun Retention and Disarming: The unit will address holstered defences, drawn weapon defences and can be applied to holstered impact weapons (batons) as well.
What do you need?
- Dress in loose, comfortable clothing consistent with physical activity
- Bring a pen and paper (lots of theory and PowerPoints)
- Bring a water bottle (as you will be working hard)
- Have your evenings free for homework and rest (you’ll need it)
This is a Law Enforcement level course. The information and skills taught will require focused and dedicated effort in order to be successful.
It is not an ‘easy’ course.
Any pre-existing injuries (especially shoulders and knees) may prevent you from successfully completing the course
as the techniques are physically demanding and highly repetitious in nature.
The PPCT certificate is required by any security company who carries and uses impact weapons (batons).
The Solicitor General will require a copy with your certificate as well.
Once enrolled in this continuing education course, no refund will be issued.
Columbia College’s tuition and general fees come into effect August 1 of each year.
Tuition for the course: $450 (exam fee is included when writing at our Calgary campus).
Upon successful completion of an authorized PPCT course an individual will be eligible to write the mandatory exam. Columbia College will issue a certificate of completion upon passing the written exam with 80% or better and passing the pass-fail practical exam, after which an individual may add baton and use of force training to his/her license. The Certificate is valid for 1 year.
Refund of Tuition Fees
Once enrolled in this Continuing Education course, no refund will be issued.
For further information please contact the Security Services Unit at: 403.235.9321 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self