Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5964
First Term: 2019 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 16-18
CIP Code: 43.0106
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 19-4092.00, 13-1041.06, 33-1012.00, 33-3021.01, 33-3021.02, 33-3051.00, 33-3051.01, 33-3021.00, 33-3021.06, 33-3021.03


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Crime Scene Investigation is designed to develop knowledge and skills required to investigate and reconstruct crime scenes using scientific evidence and logical analysis. The program provides instruction in criminal investigation procedures, collection and preservation of physical and biological evidence, death investigation techniques, crime scene reconstruction methodology and presentation of testimony in court.

Learning Outcomes
1. Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
2. Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
3. Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
4. Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR106)
5. Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR106)
6. Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, and current issues to criminal justice operations. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
7. Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
8. Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
9. Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
10. Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.


Required Courses
AJS213 Evidence Technology/Fingerprints (3) OR
AJS243 Crime Scene Reconstruction (3) 3

AJS215 Criminalistics: Physical Evidence (3) OR
AJS219 Crime Scene Technology: Physical Evidence (3) OR
FOR105 Forensic Science: Physical Evidence (4) 3-4

AJS216 Criminalistics: Biological Evidence (3) OR
FOR106 Forensic Science: Biological Evidence (4) 3-4

AJS214 Evidence Technology Photography 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1

Credits: 16-18

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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