Crime Scene Fundamentals, TCC (CZ31) Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Thomasville, Tift County High School, Bainbridge High School , Miller County High School

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

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 credits, This will be addressed on an individual basis if requested by the student. Refer to the Advanced Placement Credit section of the Handbook.

Cost
Books: $284.50
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $600.00
Total: $1,185.50
Books: $298.90
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $600.00
Total: $1,199.90
Curriculum Outline (12 hours)
1: Occupational Courses (12 hours) 12
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

3
CRJU 1010

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces the development and organization of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics include: the American criminal justice system; constitutional limitations; organization of enforcement, adjudication, and corrections; and career opportunities and requirements.

3
CRJU 1062

Pre-requisites: Program Admission This course presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation. The duties and responsibilities of the investigator both in field and in the courtroom are highlighted. Emphasis is placed on techniques commonly utilized by investigative personnel as well as the procedures used for investigating various crimes.

3
CRJU 1063

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission This course presents students with practical exercises dealing with investigating crime scenes and gathering various forms of physical evidence. Emphasis is placed on crime scene assessment, search, fingerprinting, and evidence collection. Topics include: crime scene management, evidence characteristics, identification, documentation and collection as well as techniques for developing and lifting latent fingerprints.

3
Faculty
Program Chair

Criminal Justice Technology Program Chair
School of Professional Services
Thomasville

15689 US 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792
Advisor

Criminal Justice Technology Faculty
School of Professional Services
Bainbridge

Advisor

Criminal Justice Faculty
School of Professional Services
Tifton

52 Tech Drive, Tifton, GA 31794
Advisor

Criminal Justice Faculty
School of Professional Services
Moultrie Veterans Parkway

800 North Veterans Parkway, Moultrie, GA 31788
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