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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Criminal Justice-Forensic Technology, AAS-T

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90 Credits

The Criminal Justice- Forensic Technology degree program introduces individuals who wish to gain employment in areas such as police support, crime scene investigations, and fingerprint and trace evidence examination to the field of Forensic Technology. Forensics or criminalistics is concerned with the recognition, identification, individualization, and evaluation of physical evidence using the methods of the natural sciences. Some of the major areas of this specialty include forensic medicine, toxicology, serology, anthropology, and odontology, trace evidence (hair, fibers, glass, etc.), documentary evidence, ballistics, explosives, accelerants, and fingerprint processing and examination.

Many forensic technology students continue their academic careers by transferring; some others seek employment with a variety of criminal justice agencies.

Forensic technology students may gain employment in areas such as police support, crime scene investigations, fingerprint technology. Employers include local, state and federal organizations as well as private industry.

Students interested in transfer should consult the transfer institution catalog or transfer department.

Contact: Jashon Banks Sr - jbanks@greenriver.edu, Michelle Williams - mwilliams@greenriver.edu

Program Website: Criminal Justice | https://www.greenriver.edu/students/academics/degrees-programs/criminal-justice/

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs and hypotheses.
  2. Meet obligations necessary to complete individual and group tasks.

Required core classes (35 credits)

Students must attain a grade of 2.0 or above in CJ classes.

Related Instruction Requirements (40 credits):

Satisfies related instruction requirements.

Written Communication (10 credits):

Oral Communication & Human Relations (5 credits):

Choose one from the following:

Computation (5 credits):


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