Crime Scene Technology

Crime Scene Technology - CCL

MCCCD Program and Award Information
Effective term: 
2011 Summer I
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
CIP Code: 
Course sequence
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: PC, SC

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.

Award notes

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

Admission criteria


Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AJS213Evidence Technology/Fingerprints3
AJS214Evidence Technology/Photography3
AJS216Criminalistics: Biological Evidence (3) OR
FOR106Forensic Science: Biological Evidence (4)3-4
AJS215Criminalistics: Physical Evidence (3) OR
AJS219Crime Scene Technology: Physical Evidence (3) OR
FOR105Forensic Science: Physical Evidence (4)3-4
AJS242Crime Scene Processing3
AJS290BNCourtroom Testimony Seminar1
  • Use the appropriate techniques to identify, interpret and classify fingerprints and explain the problems associated with the development of latent prints. (AJS213)
  • Identify and explain the problems related to the preservation of evidence and the chain of evidence. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS216, AJS219, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Use photography and other appropriate equipment and techniques to identify and preserve different types of evidence. (AJS214)
  • Practice crime scene and traffic accident photography. (AJS214)
  • Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of physical evidence. (AJS215, AJS219, FOR105)
  • Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of biological evidence. (AJS216, FOR106)
  • 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)
  • Demonstrate proper courtroom demeanor and describe the role and function of the witness and legal counsel in a courtroom. (AJS290BN)