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911 Communications & Operations (CIP 43.0399)

Program Description

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The 911 Communications and Operations curriculum is designed to provide new students, as well as current practitioners, with knowledge and skills in the areas necessary for entrance or advancement within emergency communications.

Emphasis is placed on the development of concepts and theories of public safety communication systems, basic office software skills, technical writing, business math and statistics, cybersecurity fundamentals, public and interpersonal relations, understand local government finance systems, basics of GIS, personnel management and supervision, project coordination, time management, and organizational skills, grant writing, introduction to computers and networks, mental health awareness, and adaptation to technology within emergency communication organizations.

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of areas, including:  local government emergency communication organizations, county sheriff’s departments, 911 emergency dispatch organizations, law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies, private communication centers, and emergency management.

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