Criminal Justice Technology - Crime Scene Investigation Path - Associate in Applied Science Degree
Crime Scene Investigation
This program offers an in-depth study in legal issues, fundamental principles, and investigative techniques used in criminal investigations, crime-scene processing, and case preparation. The Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) emphasis is designed for the student who is interested in seeking employment with a law-enforcement agency and, after academy training and probation, applying within his or her agency for a position in investigations or with a crime-scene unit. The CSI program is also designed for the current law-enforcement officer who is seeking additional education or training for advancement or as a member of an investigative unit or a crime-scene unit.
Students learn the basic principles of criminal investigations, crime-scene process, case preparation, and forensic-science techniques, applications, and equipment from both a theoretical perspective in the classroom and through hands-on field training. The program concludes with an intensive capstone course in which students develop education portfolios based on previous coursework and a 135-hour internship involving activities that require the application of concepts taught throughout the program.
For more information, contact:
Jeff Scott - (843) 349-7140
The scientific advances in techniques, procedures, processes, and equipment in criminal investigations and the need for specialized knowledge and skills to successfully investigate crimes and crime scenes has created a demand for highly educated and trained employees, especially in the rapidly advancing fields of criminal investigations and crime scene investigations.
Jobs for forensic-science technicians are expected to increase by 20 percent in the next few years. CNNMoney.com named forensic-science technicians number 6 in its list of the Top 10 Fastest-Growing Fields. Employment growth in federal, state, and local government agencies is being driven by the increasing application of forensic-science techniques, such as DNA analysis, to examine, solve, and prevent crime.
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Office of Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:
- Horry County Police Department
- Myrtle Beach Police Department
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|First Semester - Fall|
|CRJ 101||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJ 115||Criminal Law I||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|CRJ 120||Constitutional Law||3|
|CRJ 201||Fingerprint Science||3|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|MAT 155||Contemporary Mathematics||3|
|MAT 101||Beginning Algebra|
|Third Semester - Summer|
|CRJ 203||Forensic Photography||3|
|CRJ 230||Criminal Investigation I||3|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Fourth Semester - Fall|
|CRJ 130||Police Administration||3|
|CRJ 220||Judicial Process||3|
|CRJ 229||Bloodstain Pattern Analysis||3|
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking||3|
|Fifth Semester - Spring|
|CRJ 235||Practical Crime Scene Investigation||3|
|CRJ 236||Criminal Evidence||3|
|CRJ 242||Correctional Systems||3|
|CRJ 260||Seminar in Criminal Justice||3|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
|*Approved History Elective courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, or HIS 202|