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Crime Scene Technology, AS

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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.

Program Structure

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.

Course Prerequisites

Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course 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 commencement ceremony.

General Education Requirements (18 Credit Hours)

Gen Ed Social Sciences *

Gen Ed Humanities *


* Courses specified as Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities may be chosen from any courses listed in the Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide, AA , under their respective categories.

Crime Scene Technology, AS Degree Open Elective Requirements (4 Credit Hours)

Electives may be taken from any 1000 and 2000 level courses

Total Degree Requirements: 60 Credit Hours

Information is available online at: www.fsw.edu/academics/ or on the School of Business and Technology Home Page at: www.fsw.edu/sobt

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