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Crime Scene Technology CCC

Crime Scene Technology Overview (6436)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx

Program Description

This college credit certificate program will prepare the student to operate behind the yellow crime scene tape. Crime scene technologists locate, collect, and identify physical evidence used to solve crimes. The student will learn how to properly collect and preserve physical evidence, how to photograph crime scenes and how to reconstruct crime scenes and vehicle accidents.

Course content includes crime scene photography, fingerprint classification, crime scene safety and biological evidence.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

Total program credits: 28.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Ed Richard, richarde@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3773

Employment Opportunities

The student who completes the program may find employment as a crime scene technologist, evidence technician, medical examiner investigator, medical investigator, insurance investigator or forensic paralegal.

Career Path Notes

Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer directly into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Crime Scene Technology.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 28)

CJB1711Introduction to Crime Scene Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CJB1712Crime Scene Photography 1 (AS)

3 Credits

CJB1722Crime Scene Photography 2 (AS)

3 Credits

CJB1721Advanced Crime Scene Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CJB1465Injury and Death Investigation (AS)

3 Credits

CJB2735Fingerprint Classification (AS)

3 Credits

CJB2703Crime Scene Safety (AS)

2 Credits

CJB2704Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence (AS)

3 Credits

CJB2736Latent Fingerprint Development (AS)

3 Credits

CJB2748Biological Evidence (AS)

2 Credits

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 9)

CJB1711Introduction to Crime Scene Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CJB1712Crime Scene Photography 1 (AS)

3 Credits

CJB1465Injury and Death Investigation (AS)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 9)

CJB2735Fingerprint Classification (AS)

3 Credits

CJB1722Crime Scene Photography 2 (AS)

3 Credits

CJB1721Advanced Crime Scene Technology (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 2)

CJB2703Crime Scene Safety (AS)

2 Credits

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 8)

CJB2704Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence (AS)

3 Credits

CJB2736Latent Fingerprint Development (AS)

3 Credits

CJB2748Biological Evidence (AS)

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 28