Certificate of Completion in Forensic Investigation

Forensic Investigation

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

5488

Credits

18

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.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

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

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12
RC AJS215 Criminalistics: Physical Evidence 3
RC AJS216 Criminalistics: Biological Evidence 3
RC AJS241 Police Photography 3
RC AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
6
RC AJS290AI Theories Of Criminal Behavior 1
RC AJS290AU Child Abuse Investigation 1
RC AJS290BH Sex Crimes Investigation 1
RC ASM275 or
FOR275
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology or
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
3

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Disclaimer

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.

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