Crime Scene Investigation Skills Certificate
Division: Technology and Engineering
PROGRAM CODE: 2C00054
The Crime Scene Investigation Skills Certificate prepares students for entry-level employment as a crime scene investigator or field evidence technician in the law enforcement field. The program requires the completion of 17 units with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 or better for courses offered in the certificate program.
|Required Courses (17 units):|
|AJ 092 F||Crime Scene Investigation||1|
|AJ 093 F||DNA Genetic Fingerprinting||0.5|
|AJ 096 F||CAD/Crime Scene Application||0.5|
|AJ 151 F||Police Report Writing||3|
|AJ 222 F||Rules of Evidence||3|
|AJ 223 F||Criminal Investigation||3|
|AJ 230 F||Crime Scene Techniques||3|
|PHOT 101 F||Introduction to Photography||3|
Outcome 1: Demonstrate crime scene investigation techniques and understanding of how to prepare follow-up reports.
Outcome 2: Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques used in DNA, quantification (fingerprinting) and demonstrate understanding of the applications and limitations of DNA casework.
Outcome 3: Identify the use of police reports as well as the importance of taking thorough notes and record a series of events in chronological order.
Outcome 4: Demonstrate criminal investigation techniques as they relate to particular offenses and basic characteristics, which the criminal investigator must process so that he/she may cope with the criminal offender. Outcome 5: Identify and discuss the two broad types of evidence encountered by law Enforcement officers and compare the differences between direct and circumstantial evidence.