Certificate of Completion in Forensic Investigation

Forensic Investigation
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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Forensic Investigation (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5488
Total Credits Required
18
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Forensic 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.

Forensic Science Technicians

$57,920

* 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 Area Credits
12
AJS215 Criminalistics: Physical Evidence RC 3
AJS216 Criminalistics: Biological Evidence RC 3
AJS241 Police Photography RC 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
6
AJS290AU Child Abuse Investigation RC 1
AJS290BH Sex Crimes Investigation RC 1
ASM/FOR275 Forensic Anthropology RC 4

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Disclaimer

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

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 Forensic Investigation (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=103536).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019