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Public Safety Telecommunications, CSC


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ACADEMIC PLAN: 221-411-01

CIP CODE: 43.0399

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate

LENGTH: 1 Year

Purpose:

The Career Studies Certificate in Public Safety Telecommunications prepares students for employment as confident and competent dispatchers in law enforcement, and/or fire and emergency medical services telecommunications centers. This program is designed to prepare graduates for industry certification and immediate career mobility into entry level emergency telecommunicator positions.

Admissions Requirements:

Admission is competitive and is based on grades, interviews, and the student meeting the criteria established for attending the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. Candidates must submit a Certificate of Medical Eligibility, a Certificate of Drug Testing, a fingerprint card, a summary of results of psychological testing, and a summary of results of polygraph examination. All candidates will be required to provide an original birth certificate reflecting U.S. Citizenship, an official transcript reflecting college credit, a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate, and proof of personal medical insurance coverage.

Program Requirements:

All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.

Courses:

The Program Pathway for Public Safety Telecommunications CSC is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  • The recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • Suggested course when more than one option exists
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

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