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Crime Scene Technology

CST-CT


Anna Goree, Advisor, AC (727) 341-4456
David Brumfield, Lead Instructor, AC (727) 341-4508
Brian Frank, Dean, AC (727) 341-4503


Job Related Opportunities:

  • Crime Lab Assistant
  • Crime Scene Photographer
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Crime Scene Unit Supervisor
  • Fingerprint Examiner & Classification Specialist
  • Fire Inspector/Investigator
  • Forensic Science Specialist
  • Investigator/Consultant
  • Juvenile Assessment Worker
  • Latent Print Examiner/Trainee
  • Property and Evidence Personnel

Crime Scene technologists are employed by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, state attorney offices, public defender offices, medical examiners' offices, law firms and private industry.

This certificate program is designed to prepare a crime scene technician who will be able to locate, identify, process and preserve the crime scene. They will also testify in court as to their findings. These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Crime Scene Technology.

SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Complete SPC application.
2. Take SPC placement test and take any remedial courses as student needs to be at college level writing and reading skills.
3. Attend an advising session with program director or faculty member.

SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A grade of "C" or better in all designated specialty courses in this program.
2. Completion of an End-of-Program Assessment Examination.
3. Online students are required to attend a Lab Technique Review Session during their graduating term.
4. A grade of "I" will be assigned to a currently enrolled CJT course until the End of Assessment Exam and any required Lab Technique Review Session is completed.

Additional Information for Financial Aid Eligible Certificate Programs

  • U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code (occupations that the program prepares students to enter):

43.0107

Forensic Science and Technology

 

25-1111.00

Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

 

33-3021.00

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

 

33-3021.01

Police Detectives

 

33-3021.02

Police Identification & Records Officers

 

33-3021.03

Criminal Investigators & Special Agents

 

33-3021.05

Immigration & Customs Inspectors

 

33-3021.06

Intelligence Analysts

 

33-3051.00

Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

 

33-3051.01

Police Patrol Officers

 

33-3051.03

Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs

 

33-9021.00

Private Detectives and Investigators

  • On-time Graduation Rate1: 72% (of 29 graduates for FY 2010-11)
  • Tuition and Fees for Entire Program 2 (completing the program within normal time): In-State - $2960; Out-of-State - $10663
  • Typical Costs for Books and Supplies for Entire Program3: $1867
  • Job Placement Rate4: 68% (of 30 graduates FY 2009-10)
  • Median Loan Debt Incurred (students who completed the program): $0

1 Source: PeopleSoft Student Information System
2 Total cost of the program is estimated using Fall 2012 Tuition and Fee Rates and is subject to annual tuition and fee increases
3 Cost for books and supplies is based on the Financial Assistance Books and Supplies per term budget and prorated based on the number of credit hours in the program
4 Source: Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) and SPC Recent Alumni Survey


APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
20141/0490 (BEGINNING 7/26/2014) OR LATER
~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~


MAJOR CORE COURSES - Grade of C or higher required in all courses
CJE 1640 INTRODUCTION TO CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 3
CJE 1643 ADVANCED CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY 3
CJE 2644C CRIME SCENE SAFETY 3
CJE 2645 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE 3
CJE 2672 FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION 3
CJE 2673C CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY 4
CJE 2676C BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE 3
* CJL 2610 - COURTROOM PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE 3
* CJE 2671 - LATENT FINGERPRINT DEVELOPMENT 3

TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS

28

* Courses CJE 2671 and CJL 2610 should be taken during the student's last semester.

C&I 1/24/06 ~ BOT 2/21/06; C&I 11/30/13 - BOT 1/21/14