Course List - Riverland

Criminal Justice - Public Safety Dispatch

Required Core Courses (13 credits)

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BUSO1604
Keyboarding I

In this course the alpha, numeric, symbol, and function keys are reviewed emphasizing the touch method. Keyboarding fundamentals and techniques are taught including: basic formatting, proofreading skills, straight-copy skill development, and correct keyboarding posture and technique. Prerequisites: 30 words per minute (wpm) at 97% accuracy. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSO1607
Keyboarding Basics OR

This course introduces alpha, numeric, and symbol along with basic keyboarding fundamentals and techniques. Emphasis will also be placed on building speed and accuracy. Typing technique and posture concepts will be introduced. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSO1621
Keyboarding Skillbuilding I

This course emphasizes keyboarding speed and accuracy through goal setting, individual improvement, error analysis, and intensive corrective practice. Basic keyboarding techniques are strengthened in this course emphasizing and improving speed and accuracy. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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CRJU1130
Human Behavior/Stress Management/Ethics for Criminal Justice

This course is designed to familiarize students with the importance of being able to identify persons in crisis, including themselves.  Students will learn about stress and its effects, how to manage stress, and the importance of being physically fit.  Students will also learn verbal de-escalation skills as well as some mediation skills.  They will learn of support services available to them and the communities in which they work.  This course will also provide students with an in-depth and comprehensive discussion of ethics, ethical behavior and discretion afforded Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice professionals.  It will also discuss the importance of building Community Relations.  Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Minnesota Police Officer Selection Test (P.O.S.T.) licensing exam.  This course includes criteria required by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education. 

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab) 

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CRJU1400
Introduction to Public Safety Dispatching

This course is an introduction to all facets of Public Safety:  law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services and the importance of dispatch/communications.  Students will be introduced to each segment of Public Safety and each of their needs as it relates to communication and dispatching each entity to emergency situations.  Students will interact with peers from their profession as well as others from all public safety areas.  Prerequisites:  Requires a score of 60 or better on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension. Test results for Accuplacer Reading Comprehension are valid for 3 years.

(2Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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CRJU1410
Public Safety Dispatching

This course will introduce students to a career as a Public Safety Dispatcher, also known as a 9-1-1 dispatcher, with an emphasis on the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are required to have a successful career.  This can include, but is not limited to, interpersonal communication, telephone communication skills, exposure to a broad spectrum of technology, computer aided dispatch, and call classification and prioritization.  Prerequisites:  Assessment score in ENGL0960 or above, or completion of ENGL0950 with a grade of C or higher.  Recommendations:  Keyboarding skills (30 WPM or higher)

(3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)

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MnTC General Education Courses (3 credits)

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SPCH1200
Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1 & 7)

This course focuses on communicating more effectively in personal, social, and professional environments and examining the practical and theoretical aspects of human communication. The course also addresses such topics as self-esteem, listening, effective language, nonverbal communication, perception, disclosure, conflict and cultural communication.  Human diversity issues and cultural/intercultural factors and how they affect human communication are examined.  Students will also reflect on the role interpersonal process plays in relationships and reflect on individual strengths and weaknesses with regard to personal interpersonal communication.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM 7/HD); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Electives (7 credits)

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EMER1200
Emergency Medical Technician

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system (EMS). EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. This course will provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Upon successful completion, participants are eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's exam. (7 Cr - 3 lect, 4 lab)

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By taking the elective course in addition to the required core courses, the student would be able to apply as a Medical Emergency Dispatcher.