Pasco-Hernando State College is offering a 911 Telecommunicator Operator course starting August 28 at the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34654. This is a 240 hour course, offered as a hybrid course, with on-campus (face-to-face) classes meeting Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m., and two Saturdays: September 7 and November 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The balance of the course is taken online.

This program will cover all competencies required to perform the role of a telecommunication operator in Florida and will prepare the student to take the Florida Department of Health 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Exam. Students will also earn their CPR certification in this class. 

“This program is the only one of its kind in the Tampa Bay area and will help area 911 operations fill vacancies for such an important community service,” said Margie Burnham, assistant dean, professional development and continuing education, PHSC.

The tuition and fees for this course is $1,540, which includes the textbook and CPR certification costs. The Florida Department of Education Gold Standard Career Pathways Statewide Articulation Agreement guarantees that the successful completion of this course will articulate into three credits in PHSC’s Associate in Science degree in criminal justice technology for CJE 1000, Introduction to Law Enforcement.