Crime Scene Technician (NDP.CST)

The Crime Scene Technician certificate program is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the analytical procedures employed by crime scene technicians. The program covers essential skills including: documenting a crime scene, providing lawful justification for a crime scene search, searching a crime scene, preparing courtroom testimony, and maintaining crime scene resources.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CJS-156
Criminal Law

CJS-156
Criminal Law

A study of the concept of social order, examining criminal law. Crime is defined and examined as is criminal responsibility, mental state, physical act and other fundamental legal doctrines.

Course Outline

3.0
CJS-093
Basic Crime Scene Investigation

CJS-093
Basic Crime Scene Investigation

Focuses on the basic understanding of physical evidence search, collection, and processing. Emphasis will be placed on documentation and analysis.

Course Outline

3.0
CJS-094
Advanced Crime Scene Investigation

CJS-094
Advanced Crime Scene Investigation

Focuses on the application of crime scene search, processing, and collection techniques taught in Basic Crime Scene Investigation. Emphasis is placed on the demonstration of knowledge of crime scene investigation through scene examination and processing.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

9.0
Second Semester
CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and Procedure

CJS-160
Criminal Evidence and Procedure

Focuses on the application of Constitutional law. Procedural responsibilities of the police as they apply to the constitutional rights of the individual will be emphasized.


Course Outline

3.0
CJS-095
Crime Scene Reconstruction

CJS-095
Crime Scene Reconstruction

Focuses on the study and application of the scientific method to crime scene reconstruction by using bloodstain pattern analysis and bullet trajectory analysis.

Course Outline

3.0
CJS-096
Forensic Photography

CJS-096
Forensic Photography

Focuses on the strategies and techniques of documenting a crime scene with the use of a camera and digital image processing software. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the exposure triangle.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

9.0

Total Program Hours

18.0