Arapahoe Community College

2014-2015 Catalog

Criminal Justice- Emergency Dispatch Certificate

Certificate

CIP 430103 (EMRD)

In an emergency, the first people to answer a 911 call for help are Emergency Dispatchers. Seconds after receiving an emergency call, these well-trained, highly professional individuals react to send the appropriate type and number of emergency services units in response to calls for assistance. They also monitor the activity of emergency services personnel at the scene. Emergency Dispatchers work in a variety of settings, ranging from police and fire stations to hospitals or centralized communication centers.

Communication skills and the ability to work under pressure are important personal qualities for dispatchers. At the end of this program, students will be prepared to take the national certification test.

Students may complete this program in one semester. A majority of the coursework may be completed online. Students will spend time in the classroom practicing their skills in the state-of-the-art emergency dispatch simulation lab. For more information please contact the Criminal Justice Department at 303.797.5980.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Students should have the ability to produce work above the developmental level to be successful in the program. This means students must have ACCUPLACER writing scores of 95+ (or equivalent ACT/SAT scores or appropriate college level course).

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(17 credit hours)

CRJ 110

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3

CRJ 125

Policing Systems

3

CRJ 201

Emergency Dispatching

5

CRJ 257

Victimology

3

PSY 116

Stress Management

3

Total

17 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

"Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/gainful-employment-disclosure-information."

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