July 16, 2012
OCC Presents Tenth 911 Dispatch Academy
This Fall the Oakland Police Academy at Oakland Community College will present the tenth session of the most comprehensive 911 Dispatch Academy in the State of Michigan. Michigan’s original, and first 911 Dispatch Academy, OCC’s program is a seven-week course totaling 168 hours of training. The Academy experience introduces students to the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a modern public safety communications center by teaching the responsibilities required of today’s public safety communications professionals, and by providing basic hands-on training.
The next 911 Academy begins on Tuesday, September 25, and runs for seven weeks, through Thursday, November 8 at Oakland Community College’s Pontiac Center, 17 South Saginaw Street, Pontiac.
The 911 Academy meets every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and more than fulfills what will soon be a state requirement, including classroom instruction and hands-on simulator training.
The 911 Academy is an entry-level training program designed for dispatchers employed by public safety agencies or individuals seeking employment as professional 911 telecommunicators. Upon completion graduates receive a 911 Dispatch Academy Certificate from the Oakland Police Academy.
Tuition is $2,150 for the program and anyone may apply. Financial assistance may be available through Michigan Works Program “No Worker Left Behind” funding for those who qualify.
A mandatory orientation will be held at the Auburn Hills Campus’ CREST Building, Room S-122, August 14, at 6:30 pm. The campus is located at 2900 Featherstone Road, one mile east of the Pontiac Silverdome.
There is no charge to participate in the orientation, but seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Call 248.232.4220 to reserve a seat, or for further information.
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