Emergency Communications and Deployment

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

Tactical methods of communication, interview, interrogation, assessment, and deployment. Communication devices include radio, telephone, computer-aided dispatch; mobile digital transmitter. Highlights of human anatomy, physiology disease profiles, and approach to interventions in life-threatening situations. Persuasive delivery of pre-arrival instructions, most dispatch communications, basic life support techniques for all age groups. Communication with law enforcement on all levels within the community and the state. Contribution to research, quality assurance, and prevention. Education and training to help student function as an emergency dispatch professional.

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.


Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Emergency Communications and Deployment (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Spring 2009

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Identify and treat basic life support resuscitation techniques on adult, infant, and pediatric patients. (EMT101)
  • Give pre-arrival instructions to a caller in need of direction for basic life support, injuries, illness, and community-assisted defibrillation until first responders' arrival. (EMT116)
  • Given a simulated emergency call, interrogate, evaluate, deploy, and respond. (EMT116)
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the emergency dispatcher. (EMT116)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
EMT101Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers0.5
EMT116Emergency Medical Communications (EMD)1.5

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