These specialized public safety roles require far more than answering a telephone and dispatching a response unit to a designated location. Students gain knowledge and skills related to communications technologies, public safety issues and concerns, and the telecommunicator's role in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's NIMS Incident Command System.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Obtain certification as Public Safety Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Public Safety Telecommunicator
- Police, Fire, and EMS Dispatch
- 911 Operator
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2017-2018 academic year
Public Safety Telecommunicator Certificate (PSTC)
|PST 140||Public Safety Telecommunicator||6||0||6|
|PST 145||Emergency Medical Dispatcher||2||0||2|
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum