Western Nevada College

Criminal Justice - Dispatch: 911 Dispatch Telecommunications

Certificate of Achievement

Salary: $42,690 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Average growth

Good To Know: Great demand for bilingual dispatchers

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 31–34 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 21–22 Units (Credits)
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice I 3
CRJ 102 Introduction to Criminal Justice II 3
CRJ 260 911 Dispatch Emergency Telecommunicator Academy 12
SPAN 101 Spanish, Conversational I 3
or SPAN 111 First Year Spanish I 4
General Education Requirements 10–12 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirement
Must include a writing course
Human Relations Requirement 1-3
Mathematics Requirement 3
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement can be found on the Certificate of Achievement page.

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Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The Public Safety Telecommunicator course strives to enhance the student's ability to be successful in his or her career, future learning and personal life. The class component objectives are designed to promulgate lifelong learning habits, improve critical thinking skills, promote cultural diversity and awareness and enhance communication skills. The Department of Public Service continues to respond to and anticipate needs in education and training, to better provide a safer, professional and ethical atmosphere within the various Criminal Justice vocations.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completing the 9-1-1 Dispatch Telecommunications Certificate of Achievement program, students will be able to:

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