911 and Emergency Services Communications
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
This full–time 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.
- 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 Upgrading).
- Students are required to be highly literate in the English language, both written and oral, and to have good analytical and multitasking skills to be successful in this program.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
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, and other public safety agencies.
Affiliations and Associations
- APCO – Association of Public Safety Communications Officials – Canada
- Association Public–Safety Communications Officials
- Canadian Society for Industrial Security
- Ontario Association of Police Educators
- International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
- NENA–National Emergency Number Association
Important Academic Dates
Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ECP110||Introduction to Public Safety Communications||4|
|ECP121||Communications and Conflict Management||4|
|ECP130||Law for Communications Operators||4|
|ECP141||Communication Centre Technology||2|
|PSY100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ECP210||Health and Stress Management||3|
|ECP220||Police Communications Procedures||4|
|ECP230||Fire Communications Procedures||4|
|ECP240||EMS Communications Procedures||4|
|ECP250||Emergency and Crisis Call Management||4|
|SOC225||Sociology and Canadian Society: Contemporary Issues||3|
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|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Shelley Ferguson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
|International Admissions Advisor:||Valentyna Gorodovych
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
|Program Coordinator:||Nycole Harding
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55129
|Program Chair:||Mona Nouroozifar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010