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Criminal Justice Technology/Latent Evidence – Online Program: Associate in Applied Science Degree

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.

Students who have successfully completed a Basic Law Enforcement Training course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission and passed the Commission’s comprehensive certificate examination will receive credit towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 71-72

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00

or

College Transfer Success

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Intro to Criminal Justice

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Juvenile Justice

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Law Enforcement Operations

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Constitutional Law

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Criminology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Criminal Law

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Critical Incident Management for Public Safety

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

State and Local Government

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Writing/Research in the Disciplines

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Statistical Methods I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Criminology

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Court Procedure and Evidence

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Crime Scene Processing

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Trace Evidence

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Investigative Principles

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Spring Semester

Professional Development

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Ethics and Community Relations

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Friction Ridge Analysis

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Adv Friction Ridge Analysis

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Issue in Crim Justice App

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Students planning to transfer to a 4 year institution should take ACA 122 and either MAT 143 or MAT 152.