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Crime Scene

Program Overview

This fast-track program provides students with an industry certification that strengthens their candidacy for employment in this growing area of criminal justice. The certificate prepares students for a career path in the field of criminalistics with a specialty in Crime Scene investigation or Forensic Science.

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Program Details

This is a 28-credit program designed to provide students with practical skills needed to work in a crime scene discipline. Students may also continue their formal education at Miami Dade College to earn an Associate in Science in Crime Scene Technology. Areas of study include:

  • Fundamentals of Speech Communications
  • Psychology of Personal Effectiveness
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Human Behavior
  • Criminal Investigation

Career Prospects

Continued studies in this field may lead to employment opportunities such as:

  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Medical Examiner Investigator
  • Insurance Investigator
  • Legal Investigator
  • Forensic Paralegal
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Laboratory Technician

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