Crime Scene Investigation Technology, AAS (CS33)
Program Chair: Tara Rakestraw
Program Description: The Crime Scene Investigation Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for work in the forensic laboratories of the modern criminal justice system. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice and Forensic Laboratory theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Crime Scene Investigation Technology associate of applied science degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the laboratory facilities attached to any modern investigative facility, civil or private.
Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will identify elements of a legal search.
- Students will demonstrate the proper procedures for crime scene processing.
- Students will perform testing of body fluids using proper test procedures and protocols. (Laboratory Forensics Track)
- Students will provide a report of forensic evidence found on a computer system. (Computer Forensics Track)
Entrance Dates: Beginning of every semester.
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Scores.
Age: Applicant must be 18 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.
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 Investigation Technology, Associate of Applied Science.
Credits Required for Graduation: 69 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
Students with a current Basic Peace Officer Certification may be eligible to receive 9 credit hours corresponding to the following courses: CRJU 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRJU 1040 Principles of Law Enforcement, and CRJU 1062 Methods of Criminal Investigations. This will be addressed on an individual basis if requested by the students. Refer to the Advanced Placement Credit section of the Student Handbook.
1: General Core Courses
|Area I: Language Arts/Communications (3 Hours)||3|
|ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|One Mathematics Course|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 hours)||3|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hours)||3|
|And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor)||3|
2: Institutional Course (3 hours)
|COLL 1500 Student Success||3|
3: Occupational Courses (24Hours)
|COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy||3|
|CRJU 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJU 1040 Principles of Law Enforcement||3|
|CRJU 1062 Methods of Crim Investigation||3|
|CRJU 1063 Crime Scene Processing||3|
|CRJU 1072 Intro to Forensic Science||3|
|CRJU 1400 Ethic&Cultural Persp-Crim Just||3|
|CRJU 2050 Criminal Procedure||3|
4: Specialization Tracks - Select One (27 Credits)
|Laboratory Forensics (27 Hours)||27|
|BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 2113L Anatomy/Physiology Lab I||1|
|BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 2114L Anatomy/Physiology Lab II||1|
|CHEM 1151 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chem Lab||1|
|CLBT 1030 Urinaylsis/Body Fluids||2|
|CLBT 1050 Serology/Immunology||3|
|CLBT 1060 Immunohematology||5|
|CLBT 1070 Clinical Chemistry||5|
|Computer Forensics (27 Hours)||27|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective 0000 Social/Behavioral Sciences||3|
|CIST 1001 Computer Concepts||4|
|CIST 1122 Hardware Install&Maintenance||4|
|CIS OS CIS Computer Operating Systems Course||3|
|CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundament||4|
|CIST 1601 Information Security Fund||3|
|CIST 1602 Security Policies&Procedures||3|
|CIST 2630 Computer Forensics & Data ID||3|
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The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.
Southern Regional Technical College. (2018). 2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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