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St. Petersburg College was one of the first regionally accredited colleges in the U.S. to offer an associate in science degree and professional certificate program in Crime Scene Technology.
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Our Associate in Science Crime Scene Technology degree prepares you to work in crime scene investigations and to earn your bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration at SPC. The A.S. degree gives you a working knowledge of crime scene technology and a chance to participate in lab and field experiences, mock crime scene exercises and moot court hearings.
All courses in this degree program are offered both face-to-face and online on a regular basis.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Forensic Science Technicians
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
What you learn in SPC's certificate and A.S. degree in Crime Scene Technology
- Search a crime scene and gather data
- Record a crime scene and related evidence
- Collect and develop evidence
- Preserve and develop fingerprints
- Map, measure and log the crime scene
- Secure a crime scene
- Present courtroom testimony
Crime Scene Technology Associate in Science
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Please contact PublicSafetyAdvising@spcollege.edu for questions regarding this program.
This program is offered as a Fully Online program.
The goal of this program is to prepare successful students for employment in the field of criminalistics with a specialty in Crime Scene Technology. The student can serve in, but is not limited to, a position as a Crime Scene Technician, Crime Scene Photographer, Fingerprint Classification Specialist, Crime Lab Assistant, Investigator/Consultant, Juvenile Assessment Worker, Latent Print Examiner/Trainee, Fire Inspector/Investigator, Forensic Science Specialist and Property and Evidence Personnel. Crime Scene Technologists can be employed by Local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies, State Attorneys’ Offices, Public Defenders’ Offices, Medical Examiners’ Offices, law firms and private industry.
The content includes, but is not limited to, a working knowledge of all basic tenets in crime scene technology encompassed in the phases of crime scene search, recording, evidence gathering, packaging of evidence and courtroom testimony. The goal is the proper collection of crime scene evidence according to all legal dictates for presentation in court.
Reinforcement of basic skills in English, mathematics, and science appropriate for the job preparatory program is provided through vocational classroom instruction and applied laboratory procedures and practice.
Laboratory and field experiences are an integral part of this program. Students will participate in mock crime scene exercises, moot court hearings and various lab experiences that involve the processing of evidence.
1. A minimum grade of "C" in all Support and Major courses.
2. Completion of an End-of-Program Assessment Examination.
+ Courses CJL 2610 and CJE 2671 should be taken during the student’s last semester.
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- which semester each course is typically offered
- if the course has a prerequisite
- courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
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Florida CIP Code
1743040600: Crime Scene Technology ()
Federal CIP Code
43.0406: Forensic Science and Technology
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