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Emergency Dispatch Certificate

Certificate│9 Credits│Fond du Lac Campus, Online

Embark on a fulfilling career journey in emergency dispatch operations by enrolling in Moraine Park’s Emergency Dispatch program.

The Emergency Dispatch program at Moraine Park provides students with a strong foundation of skills, technology, and protocols necessary to succeed in this critical career field. With both instructional sessions and hands-on experiences, students learn from industry-professional dispatchers and simulation software to master the abilities essential for success. This program offers a pathway to a fulfilling career in emergency dispatch operations.

Emergency Dispatch at desk

What You’ll Learn

Emergency dispatchers play a vital role in keeping our communities safe; they are the first to answer emergency calls for help, gathering information to identify the nature of the emergency and dispatch the appropriate resources. Their meticulous documentation helps to ensure a prompt response times.

The development of stress management, self-care and communication skills can make all the difference and are essential for those starting out in Criminal Justice.

With our Emergency Dispatch Certificate, there’s no limit to how far you can go. It’s the perfect foundation for advancing your education and career, paving the way for an associate degree.

Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 911 Dispatcher
  • Communications Officer
  • Communications Operator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Dispatcher
  • Emergency Communications Operator (ECO)
  • Police Dispatcher
  • Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Telecommunicator

Local (Fond du Lac) Median Hourly Wage & Annual Salary: $22.44/hr & $46,670

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.

View and begin standard admissions steps.

This program also requires:

  • Criminal Background Check

If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Estimated Costs

Estimated costs below are based on the 2023-2024 school year. These fees look at the cost to complete all classes. Costs, textbooks and supplies subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance.


Current tuition and fees

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*Based on new books, rental, electronic, and used options may be available.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Dual credit courses are college credit courses offered at the participating high school, allowing students to earn college credits. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.

Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.

Financial Aid is available to students enrolled in more than 28 credits of an aid-eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs. Students need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)–processing can take 6-8 weeks.

Our recruiters on any of the three campuses are ready to help you plan your future!