Criminal Justice Technology – Forensic Science

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. The curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Criminal Justice Technology – Forensic Science Degree (A5518C)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Criminal Justice Technology - Forensic Science

Curriculum Code: A5518C

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Fall Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 0 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3 0 3
CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
15 2 16

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CJC 112 Criminology 3 0 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3 0 3
CJC 114 Investigative Photography 1 2 2
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy or 2 2 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3) (2) (4)
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
12 – 13 4 14 – 15

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence 3 0 3
CJC 144 Crime Scene Processing 2 3 3
CJC 146 Trace Evidence 2 3 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 3 2 4
10 8 13

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CJC 244 Footwear and Tire Imprints 2 3 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 0 3
CJC 245 Friction Ridge Analysis 2 3 3
CJC 145 Crime Scene CAD 2 3 3
CJC 141 Corrections 3 0 3
12 9 15

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Com 3 0 3
CJC 246 Advanced Friction Ridge Analysis 2 3 3
CJC 222 Criminalistics 3 0 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
14 3 15
Total Semester Hours: 73 – 74
Students entering the Criminal Justice curriculum who completed the BLET curriculum after May 31, 2002, may receive credit for the following courses.
CJC 120    Interviews/Interrogations
CJC 131    Criminal Law
CJC 132    Court Procedure and Evidence
CJC 221    Investigative Principles
For students entering the Criminal Justice curriculum who completed the BLET curriculum before May 31, 2002, course credit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture
*ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 160 Introduction to Film
*ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 211 Humanities I
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre *MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 211 Theatre History I *MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 210 History of Rock Music
*ENG 231 American Literature I *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
*ENG 232 American Literature II *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
*ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
*ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
*Approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. 


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