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Evidence Technology - CCL

Gainful Employment Information
Major: 5655
Effective Term: 2009 Spring Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 25

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Evidence Technology prepares students for careers as police or civilian crime scene technicians. The program provides comprehensive instruction in crime scene photography, fingerprint classification and processing, crime scene investigation and search techniques, collection, packaging, and processing of evidence, chemical processing of evidence, and related skills such as, proper courtroom demeanor.

Program Notes:

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

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice 3
AJS201 Rules of Evidence 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
AJS213 Evidence Technology/Fingerprints 3
AJS215 Criminalistics: Physical Evidence 3
AJS216 Criminalistics: Biological Evidence 3
AJS241 Police Photography 3
AJS242 Crime Scene Processing 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1

Program Competencies

  1. Use the appropriate techniques to identify, interpret and classify fingerprints and explain the problems associated with the development of latent prints. (AJS213, AJS215)
  2. Identify and explain the problems related to the preservation of evidence and the chain of evidence. (AJS213, AJS215, AJS216, AJS201, AJS242, AJS275)
  3. Use photography and other appropriate equipment and techniques to identify and preserve different types of evidence. (AJS241)
  4. Practice crime scene and traffic accident photography. (AJS241)
  5. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of physical evidence. (AJS215, AJS213, AJS242, AJS275)
  6. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of biological evidence. (AJS216, AJS242, AJS275)

Complete program information is available here.

All information 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.

Please refer to the Official MCCCD CCTA website for official programs information.