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. 

Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: One Year
Faculty & Advising: Rich Watkins

Required Core Courses (17 credits)

CRJU1130 Human Behavior/Stress Management/Ethics for Criminal Justice 2 CR
SPCH1200 Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1 & 7) 3 CR
SOCI2125 Cultural Diversity (Goal 5 & 7) 3 CR
BUSO1607 Keyboarding Basics
OR BUSO1621 (If Keyboarding Basics has been exceeded)
1 CR
BUSO1604 Keyboarding I 3 CR
CRJU1400 Introduction to Public Safety Dispatching 2 CR
CRJU1410 Public Safety Dispatching 3 CR

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