PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER (AOJ 158)
128 HOURS (112 lecture / 16 lab) 7 units
Mon. & Wed. nights, 6-10pm
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.
This course is offered on Monday & Wednesday nights from 6-10pm, with some
Saturdays TBA. We offer the course during the spring semester
only, depending on budget, and it is a full semester in length (16 weeks). 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
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
contact our Administration of Justice office at 619-644-7323 or
For step-by-step instructions on how to register, go to the
POST CPT Training link on the left.
anything you like?
You have lots of choices to make!
Students planning careers in the Administration of Justice field
may choose from several programs to suit their specific objectives.
Please click on another link to learn more about our other programs.
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
Students should be aware that prior felony
convictions and misdemeanor domestic violence convictions are disqualifying for
employment in public safety. Prior substance abuse and other disqualifiers may
apply in specific positions related to law enforcement, or forensics.