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PBS 130 - Introduction to Public Safety Communications
Examines the fundamentals of public safety communications including equipment and operations of a public safety communications center in addition to record keeping, effective communication in emergency situations, use of emergency telecommunications equipment and standard telecommunication operating procedures.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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PBS 131 - Emergency Medical Dispatch
Prepares students to efficiently triage injuries and/or illnesses using information provided by callers to an emergency dispatcher and to competently provide pre-arrival instructions to those in need of emergency medical services.
Lecture 1 credit. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credits
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PBS 133 - Advanced Public Safety Communications
Examines advanced knowledge in public safety communications including equipment and operations of a public safety communications center in addition to record keeping, effective communication in emergency situations, and use of emergency telecommunications equipment. Covers ethics and the role of the telecommunicator, relationship to field personnel, interpersonal skills in addition to mental and physical health.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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PBS 136 - Public Safety Communications Laboratory
Develops basic and advanced skills necessary to manage emergency and non-emergency calls at a 9-1-1 dispatch center. Prepares students to solicit critical information, research information, use various telecommunications information databases and computer systems, communicate via telephone, radio and face-to-face, relay pertinent information and provide emergency medical dispatch information within simulated scenarios and in a simulated high-stress environment.
Laboratory 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
1 credits
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PBS 138 - Public Safety Communications Practicum
Provides experience of observing a certified Public Safety Telecommunicator while on-shift. Offers student with the opportunity to discuss observations and ask questions of an experienced professional.
Laboratory 8 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
2 credits
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PBS 200 - Ethics in the Public Sector
Examines ethical issues related to government service. Reviews ethical principals, standards, codes of conduct and their application, and a number of substantive issues of ethical responsibilities relevant to public sector employees.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 240 - Constitutional Law
Surveys state and federal constitutional provisions pertinent to the relations between state and federal governments. Examines separation of powers, delegation of powers, interstate relations, commerce powers, civil rights, and liberties. Gives consideration to the establishment and interpretation of federal, state, and local regulations which implement public policy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits