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Forensic Science

The Forensic Science (FOR) program prepares students for a career in the criminal justice industry, enhance the skills of those already employed within it, offer non-criminal justice students interesting courses to incorporate into their degree programs, and provide others with courses to take for personal enrichment.

Here at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) we accomplish these goals by offering a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in both Administration of Justice Studies and Forensic Science. We also offer eight different Certificates of Completion (CCL) to include Law Enforcement, Victimology, Legal Studies, Corrections, Crime Scene Technology, Homeland Security, Fingerprint & Photography, and Justice Studies.

Program Code

3183 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) - Forensic Science
5010N Certificate of Completion (CCL) - Fingerprint Identification and Photography

Other Degree Options

3181 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) - Administration of Justice Studies

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.