Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5488
First Term: 2009 Summer I   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 18
CIP Code: 43.0106

Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Forensic Investigation provides the student with a specialization in forensic investigation as it relates to crime. The curriculum presents a specialized scope of knowledge about photography, collection and preservation of evidence, and investigative strategies. The program provides students with an important knowledge base for investigative specialization in a wide range of disciplines and careers.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
AJS215 Criminalistics Physical Evidence 3
AJS216 Criminalistics: Biological Evidence 3
AJS241 Police Photography 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
AJS290AI Theories of Criminal Behavior 1
AJS290AU Child Abuse Investigation 1
AJS290BH Sex Crimes Investigation 1
ASM/FOR275 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 3
Credits: 18

Program Competencies
1. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of physical evidence (AJS215)
2. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of biological evidence (AJS216)
3. Photograph basic accident and crime scenes and specific items of evidence using appropriate photographic techniques. (AJS241)
4. Describe the role of a forensic anthropologist in crime scenes where there is an undetermined manner of death. (ASM275)
5. Demonstrate the appropriate steps to be undertaken during the investigation of specific crimes (AJS275)
6. Describe theories that relate to or explain criminal behavior. (AJS290AI)
7. Describe child abuse history, causes and treatment, and explain the role of law enforcement in confronting the problem. (AJS290AU)
8. Describe proper investigative procedures and obstacles faced in the enforcement of sex crimes. (AJS290BH)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 3-24-09

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.