The Associate in Science (AS) in Crime Scene Technology program offers a sequence of courses that
provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant
technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for employment in the field of criminalistics
with a specialty in Crime Scene Technology. The student potentially can be employed in positions of
Crime Scene Technician, Crime Scene Photographer, Fingerprint Examiner and Classification Specialist,
Crime Scene Lab Assistant, and Crime Scene Unit Supervisor. Crime Scene Technologists can be
employed by state attorneys' offices, public defender offices, medical examiner offices, law firms and
private industry. The AS CRST program may also be beneficial to professionals seeking incentive
benefits or career enhancement in the field.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 60 credit hours in the following areas: 18
credit hours of General Education Requirements, 38 credit hours of Crime Scene Technology Core
Requirements, and 4 credit hours of Open Electives. The Crime Scene Technician Certificate is a 28
credit hour certificate that prepares students for entry into employment and is comprised of core courses
in the AS Crime Scene Technology degree. As such, it can be earned before the student has earned the AS
Crime Scene Technology degree.
Many courses require prerequisites. Click on each course's name in the list below to check for
prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must
complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.
Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major after which, students must complete an
application for graduation through the Office of the Registrar and enroll in the GRD 2000 course the
semester in which they intend to graduate. Students must apply for graduation by the published deadline
to be assured of final clearance for graduation, timely receipt of their diploma, and participation in the