Career & Technical Education > Criminal Justice

General Information

  • Name: 911 Dispatch Emergency Telecommunicator Academy
  • Division: Career & Technical Education
  • Discipline: Criminal Justice
  • Units (Credits): 12.00
  • Course Attributes:
    • May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree
    • Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: 4 hour sit-in in Dispatch Center (prior to class start date)

Focuses on the skills needed to become a dispatcher with law enforcement agencies, fire centers, trucking firms, taxicab companies, etc. During the 12-credit semester-long course, students will be required to spend 44 hours job shadowing dispatchers, fire fighters and law enforcement officers. They will attend law classes, build their communication and typing skills, and participate in practical scenarios.

II: Course Objectives

In keeping with the mission and purpose of this college, successful completion of this course will provide the student with an overview of the established fundamentals of criminal investigations.

III: Course Linkage

The General Education Mission is to provide students with a core foundation of critical life skills with which to improve their lives. This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the value and importance of diversity, ethics, and public service.

Scheduled CRJ-260 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no CRJ-260 classes scheduled for this term.