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Criminal Justice Technology/Forensic Science

Curriculum Description

Forensic Science is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology, which focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, evidence processing and procedures.

Students will learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence. They will learn fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. Students will record, cast, and recognize footwear and tire-tracks; and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed.


Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations especially in local, state, and federal law enforcement, and correctional agencies.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

 

Certificate NEW

C5518C
NC CIP: 43.0106
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2017

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CJC 114 Investigative Photography 1 2 0 2
CJC 145 Crime Scene CAD 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 5

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CJC 144 Crime Scene Processing Requisite 2 3 0 3
CJC 245 Friction Ridge Analysis 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 2 0 4
CJC 246 Adv Friction Ridge Analys Requisite 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 5
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 7

Total Credit Hours: 18

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

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