Anna Goree, Advisor, AC (727) 341-4456
David Brumfield, Lead Instructor, AC (727) 341-4508
Brian Frank, Dean, AC (727) 341-4503
This program is administered at the Allstate Center.
The goal of this program is to prepare successful students for employment in the field of criminalistics with a specialty in Crime Scene Technology. The student can serve in, but is not limited to, a position as a Crime Scene Technician, Crime Scene Photographer, Fingerprint Classification Specialist, Crime Lab Assistant, Investigator/Consultant, Juvenile Assessment Worker, Latent Print Examiner/Trainee, Fire Inspector/Investigator, Forensic Science Specialist and Property and Evidence Personnel. Crime Scene Technologists can be employed by Local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies, State Attorneys’ Offices, Public Defenders’ Offices, Medical Examiners’ Offices, law firms and private industry. The Associate in Science degree program allows students to not only graduate with an AS degree, but also be able to meet the entrance requirements to continue the BAS degree in Public Safety. Additional information on the PSA-BAS degree may be found here.
The content includes, but is not limited to, a working knowledge of all basic tenets in crime scene technology encompassed in the phases of crime scene search, recording, evidence gathering, packaging of evidence and courtroom testimony. The goal is the proper collection of crime scene evidence according to all legal dictates for presentation in court.
Reinforcement of basic skills in English, mathematics, and science appropriate for the job preparatory program is provided through vocational classroom instruction and applied laboratory procedures and practice.
Laboratory and field experiences are an integral part of this program. Students will participate in mock crime scene exercises, moot court hearings and various lab experiences that involve the processing of evidence.
APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
20103/0440 (BEGINNING 5/16/2011) OR LATER
~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (22 credits)
|* Enhanced World View Requirement|
|ENC 1101 - COMPOSITION I or (Honors)||3|
|ENC 1102 - COMPOSITION II or (any approved equivalent course from Section 2 of the Communication General Education Requirement )||3|
|SPC 1065||BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING||3|
|or (SPC 1017, SPC 1017H, SPC 1608 or SPC 1608H)|
|* Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course||3|
|Mathematics - One college level course with MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix||3|
|* Social & Behavioral Sciences Approved Course||3|
|PHI 2649||APPLIED ETHICS IN PUBLIC SAFETY PROFESSIONS||3|
|or (PHI 1600, PHI 1602H, PHI 1631 or PHI 2635)|
|CGS 1070||BASIC COMPUTER AND INFORMATION LITERACY||1|
SUPPORT COURSES (10 credits)
|BSC 1083||HUMAN ANATOMY||3|
|CCJ 1020||INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE||3|
Any approved science course with a CHM, ESC, GLY or PHY prefix PLUS
|It is highly suggested that students take the following to satisfy the above Science credits:
CHM 1025 - INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY AND
CHM 1025L - INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY LAB OR
PSC 1001C - Physical Science with Lab plus any one credit elective
MAJOR COURSES (28 credits)
|CJE 1640||INTRODUCTION TO CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY||3|
|CJE 1643||ADVANCED CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY||3|
|CJE 1770||CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY I||3|
|CJE 1772||CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY II||3|
|CJE 2644||CRIME SCENE SAFETY||2|
|CJE 2645||INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE||3|
|CJE 2672||FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION||3|
|1 CJE 2671 - LATENT FINGERPRINT DEVELOPMENT||3|
|CJE 2676||BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE||2|
|1 CJL 2610 - COURTROOM PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE||3|
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS
1 Courses CJE 2671 and CJL 2610 should be taken during the student's last semester.
C&I 9/16/11 ~ BOT 10/17/11