Forensic Science Technology 

Program Description

The Forensic Science technology program prepares students for various careers in the rapidly growing field of forensic science. Students will gain knowledge and skills in this program that will prepare them for entrance, retention, or advancement into careers such as crime scene investigation, death investigation, laboratory technology, evidence technology, forensic computer science, and general forensic science, or criminal justice fields.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Major Code: FST3
  • Award Level: Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 7 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 68

Admission Requirements

• Submit completed application and application fee
• Be at least 16 years of age
• Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
• 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.


First TermChoose One: (Required)
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
COLL 1500College Success & Career Exploration3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Choose One: (Required)
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology3
POLS 1101American Government3

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric3

Second Term(Required)
MATH 1111College Algebra3
SPCH 1101Public Speaking3

Humanities/Fine Arts elective: Choose One: (Required)
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, OR THEA 1101 3

Third TermBIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I1
CRJU 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
FOSC 1206Introduction to Forensic Science3

Fourth TermBIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II1
FOSC 2010Crime Scene Investigation I4
Elective (Choose one elective from the list below)3-4

Fifth TermFOSC 2011Crime Scene Investigation II4
BIOL 2117Introductory Microbiology3
BIO 2117LIntroductory Microbiology Lab1
Elective (Choose one elective from the list below)3-4

Sixth TermCHEM 1211Chemistry I3
CHEM 1211LChemistry Lab I1
FOSC 2014Documentation and Report Preparation4
FOSC 2150Case Preparation and Coutroom Testimony4

Seventh TermCRJU 2050Criminal Procedure3
Elective (Choose one elective from the list below3-4

Electives: (only one may be CRJU 2060 or FOSC 2037)
CRJU 1062Methods of Criminal Investigation3
CRJU 1063Crime Scene Processing3
CRJU 2060Criminology3
FOSC 2012Forensic Trace Evidence4
FOSC 2028Bloodstain Pattern Analysis4
FOSC 2033Death Investigation3
FOSC 2035Forensic Photography4
FOSC 2037Victimology3
FOSC 2040Forensic Firearms and Toolmark Identification4
FOSC 2041Latent Print Examination4
FOSC 2200Forensic Firearm Injuries Dist. Firearm Safety4
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Program Faculty
Program Coordinator/Instructor
Vaughn Estes

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Room 107