• Overview - 2020/2021

    For the January 2020 intake, please see EMT1, Emergency Telecommunications.

    This hands-on and comprehensive program provides students with the foundational knowledge and specialized communication skills required to work in the highly demanding and unpredictable field of public safety communications. In line with current industry standards, the curriculum will also address crisis communications, incident management, applicable legislation and personal health and wellness. Students will use state-of-the art Intergraph® Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) software while processing and dispatching simulated emergency calls in an emergency telecommunications lab. The program integrates field experience into Levels 1 and 2 and concludes with a 6-week field placement.

  • Admission Requirements - 2020/2021


    This is a competitive program; the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. Please see www.fanshawec.ca/hcp for details. 

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    - English ONE OF:
         - Any Grade 12 English (C) (minimum final grade required is 75) 
         - Any Grade 12 English (U) (minimum final grade required is 65)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) WITH:
    - Communications
      (Note: minimum final grade required is 65) 
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) WITH:
    - The combined Language Arts - Reading AND Language Arts - Writing test results having a minimum average Standard Score of 560
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required course and grade stated above

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 University Stream English credit (or equivalent) with at least four recent years of full-time study in an educational institution where the language of instruction and of examinations was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English 
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 92 for the Internet-based test (iBT) (22 writing, 26 speaking, 20 reading and 20 listening), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with a score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 65, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 185 with no score less than 176 in reading and listening and 185 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) test with a minimum score of 90 with at least a 4 on the oral interview

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

    Post-Admission Requirements

    The following items are applicable to the program and are time sensitive.

    • Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate (Level "C" CPR)
    • Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening; a clear criminal record and Judicial Matters Check will be considered sufficient in the event a student is unable to obtain the Vulnerable Sector Screen due to agency policy. 
    • Mask Fit Testing
    • Placement Agreement
  • Careers - 2020/2021

    Career Opportunities

    This program provides the academic and practical skills that graduates need to enter this dynamic career. Graduates will find employment as dispatchers in emergency services (e.g. Police, Fire and Ambulance) as well as in non-emergency settings (e.g. patient transfer, courier services, logistics).
  • More Information - 2020/2021

    A One-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
    Program Code: PSC1
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)

    September Admission
    15 week term
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Public Safety: 519-452-4222

    Program Description

    This hands-on and comprehensive program provides students with the foundational knowledge and specialized communication skills required to work in the highly demanding and unpredictable field of public safety communications. In line with current industry standards, the curriculum will also address crisis communications, incident management, applicable legislation and personal health and wellness. Students will use state-of-the art Intergraph� Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) software while processing and dispatching simulated emergency calls in an emergency telecommunications lab. The program integrates field experience into Levels 1 and 2 and concludes with a 6-week field placement.

    Other Information

    • Applicants are to be aware that a keyboarding competency of 40 wpm is required to complete the program. It is recommended that applicants have previous keyboarding experience.
    • Applicants must successfully complete WHMIS certification prior to the start of the field component of the program (approximately Week 2).
    • Placement agencies reserve the right to conduct criminal record and/or background checks on students prior to allowing the student to participate in field placement with the agency. Placement agencies also reserve the right to deny a student access to field placement.  Placement agencies reserve the right to not disclose the reason(s) for denying access to their facility.
    • Students who are unable to pass a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC) sector check will be denied access to field placement and will receive a failing grade in the Field Experience course.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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