Crime Scene Fundamentals, TCC (CZ31)

Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Chair: Tara Rakestraw

Program 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

Locations offered:
Thomasville
Tift County High School

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the proper procedures for crime scene processing.

Entrance Dates: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: N/A

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is not required for application or admissions, but is required for graduation.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Note: Students who intend to work with a civil investigative facility 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 also 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 Basic Peace Officer Certification and/or Basic Correctional Officer Certification may be eligible for prior learning credit. This will be addressed on an individual basis if requested by the student. Refer to the Advanced Placement Credit section of the Handbook.

Cost
1st Term
Books: $284.50
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $534.00
Total: $1,127.50

2nd Term
Books: $298.90
Fees: $324.00
Tuition: $534.00
Total: $1,156.90

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: Occupational Courses (12 hours)

12

COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
CRJU 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 1062 Methods of Crim Investigation 3
CRJU 1063 Crime Scene Processing 3

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