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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5010N
Effective Term: 2024 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 10
CIP Code: 43.0406

Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
33-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
33-3021.02 Police Identification and Records Officers
33-3051.00 Police and Sheriff`s Patrol Officers
33-3051.01 Police Patrol Officers
33-3021.00 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
33-3021.06 Intelligence Analysts
19-4092.00 Forensic Science Technicians
13-1041.06 Coroners

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fingerprint Identification and Photography is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the field of fingerprint classification and identification. It is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Forensic Science.

Learning Outcomes
1. Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
2. Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
3. Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
4. Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
5. Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
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 (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
7. Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
8. Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
9. Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
10. Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
Program Notes
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Required Courses
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS213 Evidence Technology: Fingerprints 3
AJS214 Evidence Technology/Photography 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1
Credits: 10

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 27, 2024

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.