Investigating Crime Scenes!
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!!
Former F.B.I. Criminal Profiler
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
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 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,
There are essential two major areas of study;
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!!
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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