Forensic Science Fundamentals (Certificate)

Program Description

The Forensic Science Fundamentals Technical Certificate of Credit begins to introduce students to various careers in the rapidly growing field of forensic science. Students will gain introductory exposure to knowledge and skills that my encourage further academic preparation in careers in forensic technology in areas such as crime scene investigation, death investigation, laboratory technology, evidence technology, forensic computer science, and general forensic science or criminal justice fields.

Program Details

  • Major Code: FSF1
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 12

Admission Requirements

• Submit completed application and application fee
• Be at least 16 years of age
• High school diploma or GED are NOT required
• Meet assessment requirements

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement

A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
FOSC 1206Introduction to Forensic Science3
CRJU 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJU 1062Methods of Criminal Investigation3
CRJU 1063Crime Scene Processing3

Note: Student must complete all courses in the same term with a grade of C or better.

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Faculty Advisors

Julie Gates
Program Coordinator/Instructor
julie.gates@sctech.edu
770-412-5751
Griffin Campus - Room 612

Career and Academic Planning

Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
sharon.craft@sctech.edu
770-646-6143
Griffin Campus
Room 107