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Forensic Technology

Investigating Crime Scenes!

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John Douglas, Former F.B.I Criminal Profiler

Some of our students ready for the REAL THINGS!

Responding to crime scenes are a routine part of a
Forensic Specialists or Evidence Technicians job!!


John Douglas,
Former F.B.I. Criminal Profiler

Courtenay Reed Photography by Courtenay Reed

A Forensic Technology Emphasis is the choice for those who wish to get involved with the collection, preservation and analysis of crime scene evidence.

This emphasis is geared toward those students who wish to become "forensic specialists" or crime scene technician.  Some graduates become fingerprint specialists or crime scene photographers.

We also have courses in forensic chemistry and forensic biology.  We hope that this may students to pursue degrees in the sciences with an emphasis on forensic science.  Out program is often the first step for many who decide to pursue a career as a forensic expert or "Criminalist."  Criminalists positions require advanced degrees in chemistry and /or biology.

Our student with Park Dietz, Criminal Profiler

Our forensic technology emphasis is unique in that it is one of the few such degree programs in the U.S. to offer a "hands-on" approach to topics such as investigative photography and identification technology. Because of our unique program,  police departments and crime labs throughout the state now employ evidence technicians who received their education at Grossmont College.

Our student with Park Dietz, Criminal Profiler

There are essential two major areas of study; Forensic Technology itself, and Fingerprint Comparisons. In the Forensic Technology area, our instructors prepare students for the demands of crime scene photography, crime scene processing and criminalistics.

We have  basic and advanced Fingerprint courses. Diane Do and John Farrell from San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. and Tom Washington from San Diego PD are our instructors and have prepared many students for a career as fingerprint specialists.

We are working with AFIX Tracker@ systems to enhance our students ability to be able to be very competitive in their job searches. This is an advanced fingerprint comparison system. Our student interns have already been working on such programs as CALID@ and AFIS@ systems, with local police agencies. AFIX will give us an "in-house" training program that is very unique!!

Learn Computers!

Some of the programs we are now working with include Adobe Photoshop™ for Digital Imaging, Kodak’s Quick-Solve™ program, Imageware’s C.R.I.M.E.S. ™ software and "Crime Zone" software. We also use Canon™ digital cameras, as well as Epson™ & HP™ scanners and printers! It’s important for you to learn how to use computer software in almost any field today.

Students should be aware that prior felony convictions and any domestic violence misdemeanor convictions are disqualifying. Prior substance abuse and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.

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