Certificate of Completion in Crime Scene Investigation

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Crime Scene Investigation

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

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.

Admission Criteria


Program Prerequisites


Required Courses Credits: 16-18

AJS215Criminalistics: Physical Evidence (3) OR
AJS219Crime Scene Technology: Physical Evidence (3) OR
FOR105Forensic Science: Physical Evidence (4)3-4
AJS216Criminalistics: Biological Evidence (3) OR
FOR106Forensic Science: Biological Evidence (4)3-4
AJS223Forensic Pathology: Death Investigation3
AJS243Crime Scene Reconstruction3
AJS275Criminal Investigation I3
AJS290BNCourtroom Testimony Seminar1

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Major: 5490
First Term: 2016 Spring
Final Term: 2019 Summer
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 16-18
CIPS code: 43.0106
SOC codes:
Initiating College: Scottsdale Community College
Program Availability: - CG, GC, MC, PV, SM, PC, SC
Occupational Area: Administration of Justice
Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.0