Crime Scene Technology

An Associate's degree or College Credit Certificate in Crime Scene Technology 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. Work conditions can he harsh

Upon completion of the program, you may seek employment as a Crime Scene Investigator or Evidence Technician for law enforcement agencies, medical examiner's office, legal firms, the insurance industry or private forensic labs. Forensic Science Technicians (Crime Scene) investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence. Often, they specialize in areas such as DNA analysis or firearm examination, performing tests on weapons or on substances such as fiber, glass, hair, tissue, and body fluids to determine their significance to the investigation.

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There are two tracks, one for day and one for night:

  • Day is Mon-Thurs from 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Night is Thursday from 6:30pm – 9:15pm and Saturday from 8:30am – 3:15pm  (2 classes)

CSI uniforms cost approximately $100.

All CSI will be required to complete a background investigation - cost is approximately $140.


Criminal Justice Technology

An Associate's degree in Criminal Justice Technology (Law Enforcement or Non-sworn) will prepare the student for a career in the Criminal Justice system. Course content includes police administration, criminal law, criminal psychology, forensic science and criminal investigation.

These degree programs have tracks for Law Enforcement officers and a General track for non-sworn civilians.

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Web Resources

Crime Scene Technology

Accident Reconstruction Network

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Crime Scene Investigator.net

Forensics Information


Criminal Justice Technology

Criminal Justice links from FSU

Top 100 websites for Criminal Justice


Full-Time Faculty

Mr. Paul Friedman, Faculty web page

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