Forensic Science is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology, which focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. 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.
Please see the catalog for more information about the degree and certificate options for this curriculum.
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Sherry Herman, Department Head
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4050
Catawba Valley Community College Criminal Justice Technology Latent Evidence Concentration major holds three (3) National Championships and the 2018 State and 2018 National Championship from Skills USA in Crime Scene Processing.