Public Safety Telecommunications

Public Safety Telecommunications

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate
LENGTH: 1 Year


The Career Studies Certificate in Public Safety Telecommunications prepares students for employment as confident and competent dispatchers in law enforcement, and/or fire and emergency medical services telecommunications centers. This program is designed to prepare graduates for industry certification and immediate career mobility into entry level emergency telecommunicator positions.


Admission is competitive and is based on grades, interviews, and the student meeting the criteria established for attending the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. Candidates must submit a Certificate of Medical Eligibility, a Certificate of Drug Testing, a fingerprint card, a summary of results of psychological testing, and a summary of results of polygraph examination. All candidates will be required to provide an original birth certificate reflecting U.S. Citizenship, an official transcript reflecting college credit, a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate, and proof of personal medical insurance coverage.


  • All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Corrections Officer CSC is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Public Safety Telecommunications CSC