CrimE SCENE FunDAMENTALS
Course Description: The Crime Scene Fundamentals Technical Certificate of Credit begins to introduce students to various careers in the rapidly growing field of forensic science. Students will gain introductory exposure to knowledge and skills that may encourage further academic preparation in careers in forensic technology in areas such as crime scene investigation, death investigation, laboratory technology, evidence technology, forensic computer science, and general forensic science or criminal justice fields.
Length of Program: Two (2) semesters.
Cost of Program: Click Here.
Entrance Dates: Beginning of each semester.
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Note: Students who intend to become certified as a Criminal Justice Practitioner should understand that according to the Georgia Peace Officer and Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) Council, each applicant "shall not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of any crime the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in the federal or state prison or institution nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of motor vehicles when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered." This means that the Council will require a thorough Criminal and Traffic History be completed to include but not limited to: a Certified Driver’s History, a Georgia Crime Information Center, and a National Crime Information Center printout.
The P.O.S.T. Council has other requirements for certification. See program advisor for this additional information.
Additional Requirements: A Criminal background check and drug toxicology may be required for Internship/Externship and/or Employer. Results will affect employment options and will need to be discussed with advisor.
Program Final Exit Point: Crime Scene Fundamentals, Technical Certificate of Credit.
Credits Required for Graduation: 12 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation
Students with a current Basic Peace Officer Certification may be eligible to receive 6 credit hours corresponding to the following courses: CRJU 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice and CRJU 1062 Methods of Criminal Investigations.
|1. Occupational Courses (12 hours)|
|COMP||1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|CRJU||1010||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJU||1062||Methods of Criminal Investigation||3|
|CRJU||1063||Crime Scene Processing||3|