Certificate of Completion in Crime Scene Investigation

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS213 or
AJS243
Evidence Technology/Fingerprints or Crime Scene Reconstruction 3
AJS214 Evidence Technology/Photography 3
AJS215 or
AJS219 or
FOR105
Criminalistics: Physical Evidence or Crime Scene Technology: Physical Evidence or Forensic Science: Physical Evidence or SQ 3–4
AJS216 or
FOR106
Criminalistics: Biological Evidence or Forensic Science: Biological Evidence or SQ 3–4
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I Critical course Gateway course 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS215 or
AJS219 or
FOR105
Criminalistics: Physical Evidence or Crime Scene Technology: Physical Evidence or Forensic Science: Physical Evidence or SQ 3–4
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS213 or
AJS243
Evidence Technology/Fingerprints or Crime Scene Reconstruction 3
AJS216 or
FOR106
Criminalistics: Biological Evidence or Forensic Science: Biological Evidence or SQ 3–4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS214 Evidence Technology/Photography 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.