CPTC to Offer Emergency Call Center Training

Clover Park Technical College’s Workforce Development Department has partnered with South Sound 911 to offer an Emergency Call Center Training program through Continuing Education.

The program starts April 5 and is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., ending July 21. The training will take place in Bldg. 19, Suite 109 at CPTC’s Lakewood Campus. Program completion does not guarantee a position with Sound Sound 911.

The 911 emergency call taker/dispatch training program requires students to be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, successfully pass a background check, a keyboard speed of 35 words per minute, and two years of experience in a law enforcement agency or clerical experience involving considerable public contact and multi-tasking.

Tuition for the six-credit program is $1,050 and is not covered through traditional financial aid. Funding assistance for tuition and fees may be available for students who qualify.

For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at 253-589-5575 or at continuinged@cptc.edu.