Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5655
First Term: 2016 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 19
CIP Code: 43.0104
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Instructional Council: Administration of Justice (01)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 19-4092

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Evidence Technology prepares students for careers as police or civilian crime scene technicians. The program provides comprehensive instruction in crime scene photography, fingerprint classification and processing, crime scene investigation and search techniques, collection, packaging, and processing of evidence, chemical processing of evidence, and related skills such as, proper courtroom demeanor.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
AJS201 Rules of Evidence 3
AJS213 Evidence Technology/Fingerprints 3

AJS214 Evidence Technology/Photography (3) OR
AJS241 Police Photography (3) 3

AJS215 Criminalistics: Physical Evidence 3
AJS216 Criminalistics: Biological Evidence 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1
Credits: 19

Program Competencies
1. Use the appropriate techniques to identify, interpret and classify fingerprints and explain the problems associated with the development of latent prints. (AJS213, AJS215)
2. Identify and explain the problems related to the preservation of evidence and the chain of evidence. (AJS213, AJS215, AJS216, AJS201, AJS275)
3. Describe and demonstrate the basic techniques used in crime scene photography. (AJS214, AJS241)
4. Identify and describe the types of equipment used in crime scene photography and demonstrate the appropriate use of each type. (AJS214, AJS241)
5. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of physical evidence. (AJS215, AJS213, AJS275)
6. Explain the reason for the exclusionary rule and describe illegally seized evidence. (AJS201)
7. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of biological evidence. (AJS216, AJS275)
8. Define crime scene and identify and describe the importance of protecting and documenting the crime scene. (AJS275)
9. Conduct him/herself in an appropriate manner in the courtroom and communicate clearly and concisely with the judge and/or jury. (AJS290BN)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 24, 2015

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