Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Investigation - CCL

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Crime Scene Investigation is designed to develop knowledge and skills required to investigate and reconstruct crime scenes using scientific evidence and logical analysis. The program provides instruction in criminal investigation procedures, collection and preservation of physical and biological evidence, death investigation techniques, crime scene reconstruction methodology and presentation of testimony in court.

Details

Major Code: 
5490
Award: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
16-18
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0
None
Admission criteria

None

At Scottsdale...

Academic Program: 
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:16-18
AJS213Evidence Technology/Fingerprints (3) OR
AJS243Crime Scene Reconstruction (3)3
 
AJS215Criminalistics: Physical Evidence (3) OR
AJS219Crime Scene Technology: Physical Evidence (3) OR
FOR105Forensic Science: Physical Evidence (4)3-4
 
AJS216Criminalistics: Biological Evidence (3) OR
FOR106Forensic Science: Biological Evidence (4)3-4
 
AJS214Evidence Technology Photography3
AJS275Criminal Investigation I3
AJS290BNCourtroom Testimony Seminar1
Competencies
  • Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR106)
  • Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR106)
  • Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, and current issues to criminal justice operations. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.