Durham College

911 and Emergency Response

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Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:School of Justice
Field of Study:Security and Protective Services, Other
Description:Callers are frantic and they are depending on you. Can you stay calm, collect the information needed and direct the appropriate responses to Telecommunicators in 911, Fire, Emergency Medical and Police communication centres face this pressure every shift. They must work at a fast pace, make decisions and use good judgment – all requirements of this profession. Training provided is also suitable for non-emergency call centres. This program is unique in that it is the only program endorsed by an internationally recognized public safety communications regulatory body, the Association of Public Safety Telecommunications Officials (APCO). Students participate in extensive simulations using up-to-date industry computer-aided dispatch software. Focus is also put on student wellness and well-being as “helpers” by providing training in self-care, resilience, mindfulness and mental health.
URL:911 and Emergency Response at Durham College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Security Guards

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status AND Grade 12 English (C or U)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 16, 2023