Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5326
First Term: 2006 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 18
CIP Code: 43.0106
Occupational Area:

Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 19-4092, 25-1111

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Forensic Science is designed to provide students with the technical skills and knowledge necessary to evaluate and process a crime scene for items of evidentiary value, document crime scene evidence, and collect and retain items consistent with forensic procedures.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
AJS201 Rules of Evidence 3
AJS213 Evidence Technology/Fingerprints 3
AJS215 Criminalistics: Physical Evidence 3
AJS216 Criminalistics: Biological Evidence 3
AJS241 Police Photography 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
Credits: 18

Program Competencies
1. Adhere to the general rules governing admissibility of evidence, including the exceptions and privileges. (AJS201)
2. Demonstrate the appropriate techniques to identify, interpret and classify fingerprints and explain the problems associated with the development of latent prints. (AJS213)
3. Collect and preserve physical evidence. (AJS215)
4 Collect and preserve biological evidence. (AJS216)
5. Photograph basic accident and crime scenes and specific items of evidence using appropriate photographic techniques. (AJS241)
6. Demonstrate the appropriate steps to be undertaken during the investigation of specific crimes. (AJS275)

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6-27-06

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