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CCL - Crime Scene Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Crime Scene Technology prepares students for careers as police or civilian crime scene technicians. The program provides comprehensive instruction in crime scene photography, fingerprint classification and processing, crime scene search techniques, chemical processing of evidence, packaging evidence, and related skills.
Major Code: 5753
Award: CCL
First Term: 4114
Total Credits: 16-18
Last Updated: Apr 21st, 2013
Required Courses: 16-18
AJS213 Evidence Technology/Fingerprints 3
AJS214 Evidence Technology/Photography 3
AJS216 Criminalistics: Biological Evidence (3) OR
FOR106 Forensic Science: Biological Evidence (4) 3-4
AJS215 Criminalistics: Physical Evidence (3) OR
AJS219 Crime Scene Technology: Physical Evidence (3) OR
FOR105 Forensic Science: Physical Evidence (4) 3-4
AJS242 Crime Scene Processing 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education: None
General Education Core: None
First-Year Composition: None
Critical Reading: None
Oral Communication: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Use the appropriate techniques to identify, interpret and classify fingerprints and explain the problems associated with the development of latent prints. (AJS213)
  2. Identify and explain the problems related to the preservation of evidence and the chain of evidence. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS216, AJS219, FOR105, FOR106)
  3. Use photography and other appropriate equipment and techniques to identify and preserve different types of evidence. (AJS214)
  4. Practice crime scene and traffic accident photography. (AJS214)
  5. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of physical evidence. (AJS215, AJS219, FOR105)
  6. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of biological evidence. (AJS216, FOR106)
  7. Identify and use appropriate procedures and technology to protect and process crime scenes, search for, collect and preserve physical and biological information at the scene, and conduct field tests. (AJS242)
  8. Demonstrate proper courtroom demeanor and describe the role and function of the witness and legal counsel in a courtroom. (AJS290BN)