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911 and Emergency Services Communications

911 and Emergency Services Communications

Program Code:ESC
Campus:King
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

This program is a comprehensive blend of theoretical knowledge and practical training. You will learn the principles and skills necessary to react competently and effectively in dealings with the public and with emergency services personnel. This knowledge, combined with practical reality-based scenario training will give you the competencies, skills and confidence to perform under often stressful conditions.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Emergency services communications centres are the public's link to emergency services in times of distress and crisis. The appropriate emergency response begins with the emergency services communicator. The communicator is often the first person involved with an emergency or incident. As a graduate of this certificate program, you may find employment as an emergency communications operator and/or dispatcher with 911 call centres, police, fire, emergency medical services (ambulance/paramedic), private police, security, alarm response or other public safety agencies.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials – Canada (APCO)
  • Association Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
  • Canadian Society for Industrial Security (CSIS Inc.)
  • Ontario Association of Police Educators (OAPE)
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
  • National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

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Courses

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2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
ECP110 Introduction to Public Safety Communications
ECP121 Communications and Conflict Management
ECP130 Law for Communications Operators
ECP141 Communication Centre Technology
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology
 
Semester 2
ECP210 Health and Stress Management
ECP220 Police Communications Procedures
ECP230 Fire Communications Procedures
ECP240 EMS Communications Procedures
ECP250 Emergency and Crisis Call Management
SOC225 Sociology and Canadian Society: Contemporary Issues

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
ECP110 Introduction to Public Safety Communications
ECP121 Communications and Conflict Management
ECP130 Law for Communications Operators
ECP141 Communication Centre Technology
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology
 
Semester 2
ECP210 Health and Stress Management
ECP220 Police Communications Procedures
ECP230 Fire Communications Procedures
ECP240 EMS Communications Procedures
ECP250 Emergency and Crisis Call Management
SOC225 Sociology and Canadian Society: Contemporary Issues

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Peivand Pirouzi
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33621
Peivand.Pirouzi@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mona Nouroozifar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
Mona.Nouroozifar@senecacollege.ca
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