Program: Criminal Justice
Option: Crime Scene Technician Option
Contact: Mr. Terry Alston
Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Credits Required: 65
The Chesapeake College Criminal Justice – Crime Scene Technician Degree option prepares students for entry or advancement in the field of crime scene investigation. The program was developed and is maintained in accordance with the Maryland State Police crime scene investigation standards and protocols. Qualified students may transfer to the University of Maryland University College Criminal Justice/Forensic Investigation bachelor’s degree program.
PROGRAM GOALS: The Criminal Justice – Crime Scene Technician Degree program will:
· Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the college’s general education competencies.
· Prepare students for the detection, collection, preservation and transportation of evidence.
· Prepare students in areas such as law enforcement and criminal justice, law enforcement administration, police operations, criminology, criminal investigation, criminal evidence and procedures, and criminalistics.
· Prepare students for successful careers in crime scene investigation or for further study in the field.
The Criminal Justice – Crime Scene Technician Degree program provides a broad foundation which will help prepare the student for entry-level employment or advancement in the field of crime scene investigation. The curriculum includes discussion of the criminal motives associated with particular crimes, courtroom presentation, and the legal and ethical responsibilities of the crime scene technician. In addition to criminal justice courses, students will also take courses in related areas and in general education. Note: Completion of this program is not a prerequisite for entry into a police academy nor does it provide complete entry-level training for work as a county or state police officer. Students should consult with the College’s Admissions Office or an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.
Note: Completion of this program is not a prerequisite for entry into a police academy nor does it provide complete entry-level training for work as a county or state police officer.
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(G. Ed.) General Education Program Requirement
Please note: This information is for planning purposes only. The list of courses may not be complete. Please contact an advisor to be sure that courses are applicable to your desired course of study.