Forensic Science & Technology

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CIP Code - 430106

Mission

The mission of the Forensic Science and Technology program is to provide high quality classroom and laboratory instruction in concurrence with current practices to prepare students for careers in the field of forensic science and provide a means for current law enforcement professionals to advance in their field.

Program Description

The Forensic Science and Technology program prepares students for various careers in the rapidly growing field of forensic science. Students will gain knowledge and skills that will prepare them for entrance, retention or advancement into careers such as crime scene investigation, death investigation, laboratory technology, evidence technology and general forensic science or criminal justice fields.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Associate of Applied Sciences (Forensic Science and Technology)
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS): Basic Forensic Science
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Competently demonstrate the collection, safekeeping, testing and analysis of evidence.
Competently document crime scenes through sketches, photographs, and written reports.
Demonstrate familiarity with the tasks and duties of: crime scene investigators, laboratory technicians, evidence room technicians, fingerprint identification technicians, and photographic technicians.

Degree Requirements

 

Course Course Title Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Tot Cr Hrs Clock Hrs
ENGL101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 0 3 45
PSYC 201 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 0 3 45
MATH110 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3 0 3 45
FORS100 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE 3 0 3 45
CJUS101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 0 3 45
CJUS201 CRIMINAL LAW 3 0 3 45
SPCM120 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 0 3 45
BIOL201 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I 3 0 3 45
BIOL203 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I LAB 0 1 1 30
FORS ELECTIVE
FORS214 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION I 3 0 3 45
FORS224 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION I LAB 0 1 1 30
FORS ELECTIVE
BIOL221 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 3 0 3 45
BIOL223 HUMAN ANANTOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LAB 0 1 1 30
FORS220 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION II 3 0 3 45
FORS230 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION II LAB 0 1 1 30
CHEM110 CHEMISTRY I 3 0 3 45
CHEM111 CHEMISTRY I LAB 0 1 1 30
FORS ELECTIVE
BIOL210 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 3 0 3 45
BIOL211 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY LAB 0 1 1 30
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3 0 3 45
FORS280 CASE PREPARATION AND COURTROOM TESTIMONY LECTURE 3 0 3 45
FORS282 CASE PREPARATION AND COURTROOM TESTIMONY LAB 0 1 1 30
FORENSIC SCIENCE ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 3 FROM THE LIST BELOW) 9 135
AAS – Forensic Science and Technology 61 1020
FORS132 DEATH INVESTIGATION 3 0 3 45
FORS210 VICTIMOLOGY 3 0 3 45
FORS240 BLOODSTAIN PATTERN ANALYSIS 3 0 3 45
FORS242 BLOODSTAIN PATTERN ANALYSIS LAB (MUST BE TAKEN WITH FORS 240) 0 1 1 30
FORS160 CRIMINOLOGY 3 0 3 45

Optional Certificates

Certificate Requirements - Basic Forensic Science

Course Course Title Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Tot Cr Hrs Clock Hrs
ENGL101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 0 3 45
PSYC 201 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 0 3 45
MATH110 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3 0 3 45
FORS100 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE 3 0 3 45
CJUS101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 0 3 45
CJUS201 CRIMINAL LAW 3 0 3 45
SPCM120 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 0 3 45
BIOL201 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I 3 0 3 45
BIOL203 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I LAB 0 1 1 30
FORS ELECTIVE* 3 0 3 45
FORS214 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION I 3 0 3 45
FORS224 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION I LAB 0 1 1 30
CTS- Basic Forensic Science 32 510

Certificate Requirements - Crime Scene Investigation


Course Course Title Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Tot Cr Hrs Clock Hrs
FORS100 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE 3 0 3 45
CJUS101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 0 3 45
FORS214 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION I 3 0 3 45
FORS224 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION I LAB 0 1 1 30
FORS220 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION II 3 0 3 45
FORS230 FORENSIC CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION II LAB 0 1 1 30
FORS280 CASE PREPARATION AND COURTROOM TESTIMONY LECTURE 3 0 3 45
FORS282 CASE PREPARATION AND COURTROOM TESTIMONY LAB 0 1 1 30
CTS- Crime Scene Investigation 18 315

Notes

Students are strongly encouraged to see advisor, Claire Shepard, before registering for classes in this program. Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement: A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in Forensic Science from Louisiana Delta Community College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in a Public Safety field. For more information contact: Claire Shepard 318-345-9176 claireshepard@ladelta.edu