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College of Public Safety Administration

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Crime Scene Technology

CST-CT

Program Leadership Information

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

Program Summary

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.

The 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.

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

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2014 (490), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Admission Rules

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.

Graduation Rules

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.

MAJOR CORE COURSES

Introduction to Crime Scene Technology
3
Advanced Crime Scene Technology
3
Crime Scene Safety
3
Introduction to Forensic Science
3
Fingerprint Classification
3
Latent Fingerprint Development *
3
Biological Evidence
3
Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence *
3
Crime Scene Photography
4

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

28
Total Credits