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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

| Evaluated Learning Experience

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)

Location: 
State Police Academy, State Campus, Albany, NY.
Length: 
Minimum 90 hours.
Dates: 
October 1996 - June 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Develop and utilize accident free professional State Police vehicle driving; discuss traffic laws, risk factors for patrol vehicle accidents, focusing on vehicle handling characteristics, traffic hazards and techniques to avoid them; recognize conditions in and around the vehicle that may affect driving; recognize anticipated developments in traffic and the preparation needed to respond to them.
Instruction: 
Legal aspects of emergency vehicle operation; New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law; causes of troop car accidents; defensive driving; stopping distances; proper use of emergency lights and siren; vehicle maintenance and inspection; effects of alcohol and drugs on vehicle operation.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as Emergency Vehicle Operation (EVOC) in Health Sciences or Police Science (10/01).

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