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Crime Scene Investigation
Certificate of Proficiency


To provide individuals with information and techniques used in forensic investigations.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:

  1. Understand basic concepts of criminal and forensic investigation and the functions of a forensic specialist.
  2. Identify crime scene considerations of investigators for a variety of different crime scenes.
  3. Employ proper and appropriate evidence collection, preservation, documentation and transport techniques of all evidence identified at the crime scene.

Recommended course schedule:

Fall Quarter

CJ& 240 Intro to Forensic Science 5
MATH 100 Technical Math 5
  Total Credits 10

Winter Quarter

COMM 101 Written Communications 3
CJ 224 Criminal Interviews & Interrogations 5
CJ 129 Intro to Victimology 5
  Total Credits 13

Spring Quarter

CJ 225 Crime Scene Technology 5
CJ 126 Homicide Investigation 5
HR 110 Human Relations-Workplace 5
  Total Credits 15

Summer Quarter

CJ 223 Felony Investigations 5
CJ 228 Crime Scene Photography 5
CJ 130 Domestic Violence and Abuse 5
  Total Credits 15


(Updated 2013)