Criminal Justice - Public Safety Dispatch - Riverland

Criminal Justice - Public Safety Dispatch

This certificate is designed to familiarize students with a career as an emergency dispatcher. The certificate will introduce students to all the different segments to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to have a successful career. Through simulations students will experience the stressors, will learn de-escalation techniques and will be familiar with the types of technology that they will encounter in their career. This certificate will prepare students to take the public safety dispatcher certification.

What will I study?

Course Listings
  • Human Behavior/Stress Management/Ethics for Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Public Safety Dispatching

Career Information

Job Title Examples
  • Communications Operator
  • Public Safety Dispatcher
  • School Bus Dispatcher
  • 911 Dispatcher
  • Aircraft Dispatcher
  • Communications Officer
  • Emergency Communications Dispatcher
  • Police Dispatcher

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Scholarships and Funding 

The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.

Next Steps..

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Last Updated: November 8, 2019

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