The Communications Training Officer is course giving students the knowledge, skills and abilities to train and evaluate new telecommunicators in a one-on-one setting. This class focuses on the trainer.
CTO is a class recommended for new trainers who will train within a structured program. CTO is a 32 hour course that includes some pre-course reading. Student must pass the post-course exam with 70% or higher to pass. Non-renewable certificates are given for passing this class.
Topics covered in CTO:
- Goal of one-on-one training
- The pivotal role of the CTO within an agency, agency training program and culture of the organization
- Comparison of two models: San Jose and the Adult Training Model (foundation in the Reno Model)
- Role modeling
- Adult learning principles
- Adult learning principles – Knowles
- Evidence-based adult learning methods – Grounded Brain-based teaching
- Learning Domains
- Matching teaching methods to tasks and learners
- Techniques and methods to use with different types of learners and for different types of tasks
- Use of Socratic questioning techniques
- Evaluating Performance and Skills
- Use of feedback and feedback model
- Evaluation methods
Methods of teaching included:
- Case studies
- Guided discussion
Pre-Course readings and assignments:
- Pre-course reading sent by email with acceptance letter
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Persons with T1 and T2 certifications will be given selection preference in order to assist them in meeting their continuing education requirements.
- Currently employed as a telecommunicator at a recognized PSAP in the State of Washington
Who can attend our classes?
- Public safety telecommunicators employed at a recognized PSAP in the State of Washington.
- Employees from other call centers, government agencies or security departments will not be accepted.
- 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Dates and locations listed below.
- If you are canceling your employee from the class, we need at least (2) two week’s notice before the start of class
- Student no-shows or cancelations with less than (2) two weeks from the start of class will be billed $125
- Materials must be returned from canceled student registrations
- The Telecommunicator Program will cancel a class due to low enrollment 4 weeks out from the class