Jul 06, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Technology: Forensic Science Concentration, A.A.S. (A5518C)


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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.

Forensic Science is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology, which focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. 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:


Students are required to take a minimum of 1 SHC from the following:

Total Credit Hours Required: 68/72


Developmental Course Requirements


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 110 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:


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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