This certificate program provides an understanding of investigation, collection, and process of evidence from the crime scene to the courtroom. Students may choose this certificate as it may provide an opportunity to work in a non-sworn entry-level position in a law enforcement agency, such as an evidence technician.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Basic Investigations certificate program, students should be able to:
Conduct a preliminary investigation of a crime scene (e.g., securing the scene, conducting interviews, collecting evidence using forensic science)
Analyze fingerprint and trace evidence collected at a crime scene