Forensic Science Technology (Diploma)

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

  • Major Code: FS12
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 6 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 53

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 Term
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics3
PSYC 1010Basic Psychology3
Second Term
ALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology5
CRJU 1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3
FOSC 1206Introduction to Forensic Science3
Third Term
ALHS 1015Basic Inorganic Chemistry2
Choose One: (Required)
COLL 1500College Success and Career Exploration OR3
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers

FOSC 2010Crime Scene Investigation I4
Fourth Term
FOSC 2011Crime Scene Investigation II4
FOSC 2014Documentation and Report Preparation4
FOSC 2150Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony4
Fifth Term
CRJU 2050Criminal Procedure3
Elective (Choose one elective from the list below)3-4
Elective(Choose one elective from the list below)3-4
Sixth Term
Elective (Choose one elective from the list below)3-4

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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Faculty Advisors

Julie Gates
Program Coordinator/Instructor
Griffin Campus - Room 612

Career and Academic Planning

Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107