Brunswick Community College and Richmond Community College Sign Instructional Service Agreement for 911 Communications and Operations Program

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Brunswick Community College (BCC) and Richmond Community College (RCC) are proud to announce the signing of an Instructional Service Agreement (ISA) for the 911 Communications and Operations program, effective Fall 2024. This collaborative agreement marks a significant step in providing enhanced educational opportunities for students pursuing careers in emergency communications.

The 911 Communications and Operations program offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Under the agreement, students can take core program courses at either institution, providing expanded access and flexibility. To earn the degree, students must complete a minimum of 25% of coursework, or 21 credit hours, at RCC. The remaining 44 credit hours can be completed at BCC. This structured approach ensures that students receive a well-rounded education encompassing both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

“We are excited to partner with Richmond Community College to offer students a comprehensive and industry-relevant education in 911 Communications and Operations,” said BCC President, Gene Smith. “Collaborating with other colleges allows us to leverage resources and offer a wider array of programs to our students.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Brunswick Community College will assume responsibility for academic advising of students enrolled in the 911 Communications and Operations Program. This ensures that students are taking the appropriate courses to meet program requirements and achieve their academic goals.

“We are committed to upholding the highest standards of education and training in the field of emergency communications,” remarked RCC President Dale McInnis. “By partnering with Brunswick Community College, we can provide students with a comprehensive curriculum that aligns with industry standards and prepares them for success.”

The program at Brunswick Community College will adhere to the North Carolina Community College System Curriculum Standard for 911 Communications and Operations, as well as meet the criteria for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

To learn more about this and other educational programs at BCC, contact OneStop Student Services at [email protected] or (910) 755-7320.

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