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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Crime Scene Investigation (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of the Crime Scene Investigation 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.
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
Forensic Science Technicians
Police Identification and Records Officers
Police Patrol Officers
Supervisors of Police and Detectives
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 may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|Evidence Technology/Fingerprints or Crime Scene Reconstruction||No requisites or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AJS215 or AJS216 or AJS219 or AJS275 or FOR105 or permission of Instructor.||Critical course Gateway course||3|
|Criminalistics: Physical Evidence or Crime Scene Technology: Physical Evidence or Forensic Science: Physical Evidence||3–4|
|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 (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=140341).