Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College
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Crime Scene Technology  (6436)


Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/CrimeSceneTech


Program Description
This college credit certificate program will prepare the student to operate behind the yellow crime scene tape. Crime scene technologists locate, collect, and identify physical evidence used to solve crimes. The student will learn how to properly collect and preserve physical evidence, how to photograph crime scenes and how to reconstruct crime scenes and vehicle accidents.
Course content includes crime scene photography, fingerprint classification, crime scene safety and biological evidence.


Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;

Complete an Application for Admission, located at
www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.


Program Length
Total program credits: 28.


Location
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


For More Information
Ed Richard, richarde@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3773


Employment Opportunities
The student who completes the program may find employment as a crime scene technologist, evidence technician, medical examiner investigator, medical investigator, insurance investigator or forensic paralegal.


Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
see www.palmbeachstate.edu/areasofstudy/GainfulEmployment.


Career Path Notes
Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer directly into the associate in science (A.S.) degree in Crime Scene Technology.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/