Latent Print Collection and Classification - Certificate
The Certificate in Latent Print Collection, and Classification is designed to provide
students with the knowledge and ability to secure latent and visible prints at crime
scenes or from evidence and to classify those prints for identification and comparison.
The curriculum teaches the techniques, procedures, and practices used in the detection,
development, and processing of prints, regardless of type or circumstance, and the
classification and comparison of prints, including systems such as AFIX Tracker. This
certificate is specifically designed for students who are currently in law enforcement,
or who are planning to seek a position in law enforcement and advance to the position
of a criminal investigator or an assignment to a crime-scene unit. It is intended
for those students who have completed the A.A.S. in Criminal Justice with an emphasis
in Crime Scene Investigations (CSI), or a similar program at a regionally accredited
institution of higher education, or in-service law enforcement officers with the permission
of the Department Chair.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Dan Wysong (843) 349-5326
This advanced-certificate program is designed to provide students with the general
and specific techniques, procedures, and practices to secure latent and visible prints
at crime scenes or from evidence and to classify those prints for identification and
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|Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|CRJ 141||Forensic and Investigative Report Writing||3|
|CRJ 200||Basic Latent Print Development & Collection Techniques||3|
|CRJ 225||Impression Evidence||3|
|CRJ 198||Fingerprint Classification||3|
|CRJ 201||Fingerprint Science||3|
|CRJ 204||Advanced Crime Scene & Investigative Photography||3|
|CRJ 197||Advanced Fingerprint Classification||3|
|CRJ 206||Advanced Techniques in Latent Print Development & Collection||3|
|CRJ 264||Alternative Methods in Latent Print Development & Collection||3|
Total Credit Hours