Build Your Future in the Law Enforcement Field

The Crime Scene Investigation Skills Certificate Program prepares students for entry-level employment as a crime scene investigator or field evidence technician in the law enforcement field. The program requires the completion of 17 units with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 or better for courses offered in the certificate program.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate – Crime Scene Investigation Skills

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Dr. Kevin C. Sampson
Department Coordinator
714.992.7591
ksampson@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Crime Scene Investigation

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

Careers in this Field:

• Police Officer
• Public Safety Officer
• Sheriffs
• Deputy Sheriffs
• Police Identification
• Records Officer
• Detective
• Criminal Investigator
• First-Line Supervisor
• Private Detective
• Correctional Officer

Salary range: $73,370 – $145,050

Employment of forensic science technicians is projected to grow 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 2,600 new jobs over the 10-year period.

State and local governments are expected to hire additional forensic science technicians to process their high case loads. Additionally, scientific and technological advances are expected to increase the availability, reliability, and usefulness of objective forensic information used as evidence in trials. As a result, forensic science technicians will be able to provide even greater value than before, and more forensic science technicians will be needed to provide timely forensics information to law enforcement agencies and courts.

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Dr. Kevin C. Sampson

Department Coordinator

Average Salary in this Field

$73,370 to

$145,050 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Police Officer

Criminal Investigator

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