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Crime Scene Technician Certificate - Online

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  • Objectives
    Police and other law enforcement agencies depend on the expertise of professional crime scene technicians to uncover evidence that will stand up in a court of law. This meticulous process requires a keen eye, an analytical mind, and dedication to cracking the case. According to federal government sources, career opportunities for crime scene technicians are expected to increase at a rate much faster than average. Technicians who work for state public safety departments can look forward to a favorable employment market.
  • Course description
     Program Highlights

    When you enroll in the Crime Scene Technician Certificate online program at Kaplan University, you can attend classes on your own schedule, any time of the day or night. Study to acquire the practical skills required to pursue a career in crime scene investigation, such as:

        * Applying ethical investigative methods used in forensic science
        * Observing minute details at the scene and relating them to the crime; visually identifying and describing persons, vehicles, and locations; and giving expert testimony about evidence in criminal court cases
        * Overseeing investigations of homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, home invasions, and burglaries
        * Securing crime scenes; gathering, processing, photographing, and preserving evidence in support of law enforcement; and preparing written reports detailing the crime scene

    PROGRAM

    Courses      Credits
    Criminal Investigation     5
    Legal Foundations of Criminal Evidence     6
    Crime Scene Photography     6
    Forensic Fingerprint Analysis     6
    Crime Scene Investigation II     6
    Forensic Chemistry and Trace Evidence Analysis     6
    Forensic Biology and Impression Evidence     6
    Independent Study in Criminal Justice     3

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