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Public Safety Dispatch

Course starts August TBD, 2019.

Course offerings are subject to change, so please check back often for updates, or check Webadvisor.

Public Safety DISPATCH (AOJ 158)

128-HOURS (112 lecture / 16 lab) 7 units
Mon. & Wed. nights, 6-10pm, one Saturday TBA
Full Semester (16 weeks)

This course can help prepare students for work as dispatchers in fire, police agencies, and private employers, such as towing companies.

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.  

COSTS:
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.  It takes 24 hours to process your application.

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 kathy.sentz@gcccd.edu.

For step-by-step instructions on how to register, go to the POST CPT Training link, and click on "Register on the Internet".

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.

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Register on the Internet

How to Register (after DOJ approval for firearms & academy courses)

Before you register for class, you must have an application on file, and it takes 24 hours to process your application. If you are a returning student, and have been absent for more than one year, you must re-apply to the college.  You can only register at your appointment time or after.  To check registration date, login to WebAdvisor, and from student menu, left side of screen, click "registration date and time".  
To apply, www.grossmont.edu, click "student services" then yellow "apply & enroll online".

Login at www.grossmont.edu and click on "WebAdvisor"

  • Login - name (first.last) pin - birthdate (6 digits) If there are more than one student with the same name, you will be given a series of numbers to add to your last name. You need to know this before you can log in to WebAdvisor.
  • You will be asked to customize your pin / password at this time.
  • Click on students
  • Select Express Registration

Type in section number - (4 digits) then select term from drop down menu (summer, fall or spring 2018), click submit; (skip authorization code- this is only used if you have an add code)

From menu beside course listed, select from drop down menu "RG - Register", click submit; go back to student menu for next step

Make sure to add all classes before selecting "make payment". You are responsible for all fees. Non-payment for class will forfeit credit for the class.

Parking permit: From other services menu, lower right side of menu. Permits are required to park on campus.  If taking short-term classes you may purchase daily permits for $2 per day. 

To Drop

From Main menu select Register / Drop, select Drop Sections

Click on box next to course you want to drop. Then click submit.

You may make a payment online via secure website or in person at the Cashiers office. They are open Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday, 9:00-1:00pm (except summer, closed Fridays). All fees must be paid at the time of registration to prevent being dropped and not receiving credit for the course.

Last Updated: 11/06/2018
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