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Forensics Certificate

27 Hours

Semester I

Course Description

This course includes an overview of the functions and responsibilities of agencies involved in the administration of justice to include police organizations, court systems,
correctional systems, and juvenile justice agencies.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 202
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers an introduction to investigative techniques which stress the examination of questioned documents, fingerprint techniques, polygraph examinations, firearms identification, pathology, toxicology, ballistics, and clandestine operations.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


ENG 155
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the principles of expository writing through practice and development of communication skills.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032 , ENG 101 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


LEG 231
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes a study of the definition and classification of criminal offenses, criminal responsibility, and legal procedures in a criminal prosecution.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


PSY 201
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes the following topics: an introduction to the basic theories and concepts in the science of behavior, scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning, memory, development, personality, and abnormal behavior.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032 and RDG 032 or RWR 032


Semester II

Course Description

This course is the study of advanced photography procedures and methodologies used in the documentation of crime scenes and forensic evidence to encompass the use of forensic light sources, digital imaging and the preparation and presentation of
courtroom exhibits.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CRJ 101


CRJ 230
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the fundamentals of interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects. Different methods of conducting crime scene searches and methods used in investigating various crimes are studied in the course.

Classroom Hours: 3


CRJ 236
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the established rules of evidence from arrest to release in the administration of criminal justice.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CRJ 115 or LEG 231


ENG 165
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course develops practical, written, and oral professional communication skills.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 155 or ENG 101 with a grade of “C” or better