128 HOURS (112 lecture / 16 lab) 7 units
Mon. & Wed. nights, 6-10pm
Full Semester (16 weeks)
This course can help prepare students for work as dispatchers in fire and police agencies.
The Dispatch course is also POST approved as meeting the basic Dispatcher training for law enforcement agencies. It also includes a Computer Aided Dispatch component using state of the art computer technology. In addition, students participate in "on-the-job" experience by working side by side with local police and fire dispatchers. NOTE: Students must also meet POST requirements for employment as Dispatchers! Background checks ARE done for the "Ride along" components, where they work with local dispatchers. Those with Felony convictions and other disqualifiers may not be eligible to participate in the program! Background checks are not required to enter the course. There is no background required to take this course.
Ca. residents will pay $322 for tuition. Parking permit, book, health fee and other fees are not included in tuition. Non-residents will be charged $1652 for out of state tuition.
To enroll in this course, submit an application to the college at www.grossmont.edu and then register through WebAdvisor.
If you have any specific questions about dispatch or other AOJ programs, please contact our Administration of Justice office at 619-644-7323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For step-by-step instructions on how to register, go to the POST CPT Training link on the left.
To find other colleges who may offer this course, please visit the POST website at www.post.ca.gov, click on the course catalog. You will see who is certified to offer the course, however you will need to contact the provider to find out when the course is available.
Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying. TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) can also be a disqualifier.
Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.