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Crime Scene Technology (Code 66072)

The Crime Scene Technology College Credit Certificate is a 28-credit program designed to provide students with practical skills needed to work in a crime scene discipline. The fast-track certificate program will enabled interested students to obtain an industry certification which will facilitate employment opportunities in this fast growing area of criminal justice.

The certificate prepares students for employment in the field of criminology with a specialty in Crime Scene investigation or Forensic Science. Students can work in the various fields with job opportunities including forensic science technician, crime scene technician, medical examiner investigator, insurance investigator, legal investigator, forensic paralegal, crime scene investigator and laboratory technician. Students may also continue their formal education at Miami Dade College to earn an Associate in Science in Crime Scene Technology.

General Education Requirements – 9 Credits Core Course Requirements – 19 Credits
SPC-1017 – Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credits) CCJ-1191 – Human Behavior (3 credits)
CLP-1006 – Psychology of Personal Effectiveness (3 credits) CCJ-1020 – Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
BSC-1084 – Functional Anatomy (3 credits) CJE-2600 – Criminal Investigations (3 credits)
  CHS-1522C – Forensic Science 1 (4 credits)
  CJE-1640 – Crime Scene Technology 1 (3 credits)
  CJE-2671 – Basic Fingerprinting (3 credits)

Homeland Security (Code 27012)

The College Credit Certificate in Homeland Security prepares students to work in the homeland security and other criminal justice, legal, or public service-related fields. The program prepares students to work in law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions associated with Homeland Security and mobile units dealing with physical evidence, etc. or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

Requirements – 15 Credits
DSC-1006 – Introduction to Homeland Security (3 credits)
DSC-2242 – Transportation and Border Security (3 credits)
DSC-2590 – Intelligence Analysis and Security Management (3 credits)
CCJ-1191 – Human Behavior in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
CJL-2062 – Constitutional Law and Legal Procedure or Evidence (3 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • Prospective students must have a high school diploma or GED.

  • Prospective students must fill out an MDC admissions application.

  • Prospective students must take the placement test.

  • Prospective students end with a visit to the new student center for orientation and advisement.




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