Loyalist College has launched a new 911 and Public Safety Communications Certificate program. Students will be equipped with strategies for communicating with a diverse group of people in emergency and non-emergency situations, preparing them for careers as public safety personnel, call centre agents, dispatchers, and more. The program is delivered over two semesters and combines online courses with hands-on, experiential learning. “As our communities grow, so does the demand for critical infrastructure and services to maintain quality of life and public safety,” said Loyalist President Mark Kirkpatrick. “Students will graduate from this program ready to make an immediate impact and help keep our communities safe and connected.” The program will begin in Fall 2024.