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The Information Resource Center (IRC) provides a wide variety of services based on learning and technology. We also staff a help desk, loan digital and electronic equipment, and much more...

Access to Computers

45 Standard Workstation Terminals
The Main IRC and IRC Satellite classrooms provide students, PD, and telecommuters tools to do homework, improve their computer skills, practice typing, or telecommute.
Main IRC Workshop in Session



The IRC maintains full support for Standard Workstation (SW) software applications as well as many non-standard applications.

Development and Training

We can assist in developing training and converting existing courses to meet today's standards. The IRC works closely with the Training Center Petaluma's Instructor Support Team (IST) and Performance Consultants (PC's).

Use Our Classrooms

Our state-of-the-art classrooms (computer labs) are available for seminars and training programs. The rooms are designed to merge the latest in instructional technology with a comfortable classroom environment for on-site and distance learning.

Please call (707) 765-7778 for availability.

Helping Customers in the Main IRC    Main IRC Classroom

Third Party Use of Classrooms

For anyone outside of TRACEN Petaluma, a 'Third Party Training & Presentation Questionnaire' form must be completed, signed, and sent back to the IRC before a room can be scheduled.


We offer many workshops on a wide array of computer related applications, functions, and topics:

We also host activities and events including other topics such as Instructor Development, Class Surveys, and externally provided training. Please visit our Workshops page for more information.

Where We are Located

Main IRC
Juliet Nichols Bldg. (JNB), Room 200

IRC Satellite
Building 127, Room 102 - IRC Satellite

U.S. Coast Guard Training Center
599 Tomales Road
Petaluma, CA. 94952

How to Contact Us


Main IRC
(707) 765-7778

IRC Satellite
(707) 765-7796

  (707) 765-7932
  IRC Help Desk
Last Modified 1/19/2016