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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

Criminal Justice Technology: Latent Evidence Concentration, A.A.S. (A5518A)


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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during day and evening hours. Minimum time for completion: Day – five semesters full-time attendance; Evening – ten semesters part-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

Latent Evidence is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology. This curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of latent evidence systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, evidence processing and procedures.

Students will learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence. They will learn fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. Students will record, cast, and recognize footwear and tire-tracks; and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations especially in local, state, and federal law enforcement, and correctional agencies.

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:


Natural Sciences/Mathematics:


Social/Behavioral Sciences:


Criminal Justice Elective:


Total Credit Hours Required: 68/72


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 110) from below:


Students who elect to take (MAT 143) from below:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 12 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 12


Spring – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 4 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 13


Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 2 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 12


Fall – 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 13/16


Total Hours: Class 15/16 | Lab 8 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 18/19


Grand Total Hours: Class 59/60 | Lab 20 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 68/72


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