Certificate of Completion in Crime Scene Investigation (HLC/DOE FA Hold) Crime Scene Investigation

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Crime Scene Investigation (HLC/DOE FA Hold) (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5964
Total Credits Required
16–18
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Crime Scene Investigation (HLC/DOE FA Hold) program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Coroners

$58,830

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

$80,905

Forensic Science Technicians

$57,920

Intelligence Analysts

$80,905

Police Detectives

$80,905

Police Identification and Records Officers

$80,905

Police Patrol Officers

$73,857

Supervisors of Police and Detectives

$97,524

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
16-18
AJS213 or
AJS243
Evidence Technology/Fingerprints or Crime Scene Reconstruction Critical course Gateway course 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 3–4
AJS216 or
FOR106
Criminalistics: Biological Evidence or Forensic Science: Biological Evidence 3–4
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Crime Scene Investigation (HLC/DOE FA Hold) (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=136653).