Crime Scene Technology Degree, AS - Crime Tech - Keiser University

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Crime Scene Technology, AS (CST)

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, Tampa, West Palm Beach

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Program Description

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Crime Scene Technology prepares students with fundamental competencies in the areas of recognizing, documenting, collecting, preserving and presenting physical material for use as evidence in legal proceedings.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • To provide students with comprehensive background knowledge of the American judicial system, its Constitutional foundation, key components and participants.
  • To instruct students in the skills associated with basic field investigative procedures with primary emphasis on principles, concepts, and fundamental techniques utilized in forensic field (crime scene) investigations.
  • To instruct students in the specialized procedures used to effectively and safely process and document the results of forensic field investigations.
  • To introduce students to basic procedures, witness demeanor, and protocols associated with providing evidence in legal proceedings.
  • To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level positions as crime scene investigators or forensic identification specialists.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Prerequisite for Entering the Program

  • Entering students must achieve a Wonderlic score (or comparable) of 18 or above for entrance to the program;
  • Undergo level 2 criminal background check; and
  • Personal interview with campus AS-CST Program Director.

Prerequisites for Entering Major Courses

  • A Successful completion of all lower division General Education courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Prerequisites for Continuing in the Program

  • All Upper and Lower Division courses must be completed with a grade of “C” better.

Graduation Requirements (In addition to Degree Requirements section of the catalog.)

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 system.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Crime Scene Technology, students must earn 60.0 credit hours.  Program requirements are as follows:

Crime Scene Technology Major Courses ( 31.0 credit hours )
Forensic Photography 4.0 credit hours
Forensic Imaging and Processing 4.0 credit hours
Introduction to Forensic Science Technology 4.0 credit hours
Field Investigative Procedures and Presentation of Evidence 4.0 credit hours
Forensic Communications 4.0 credit hours
Forensic Legal Concepts 4.0 credit hours
Fingerprint Identification and Development 4.0 credit hours
Introduction to Biological Evidence 4.0 credit hours

General Education Courses ( 29.0 credit hours )

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* An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

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