The SATC focuses on specific USSS policies and procedures associated with the dual responsibilities of investigations and protection. This course provides both knowledge and application-based training in counterfeit, fraud, forgery, and protective intelligence investigations, as well as physical protection and protective advances. The core curriculum is augmented with skills training in firearms, control tactics, physical training, water safety, and advanced emergency medicine. Peripheral classes introduce the students to a variety of administrative programs operating within the Secret Service. The SATC is 100 instructional days and consists of 769 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 24.