Forensic Technology

Investigating Crime Scenes!



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


This emphasis is geared toward those students who wish to become forensic specialists or crime scene technicians. Some graduates become fingerprint examiners while others continue their education in a hard science to become a criminalist (forensic scientist).


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, taught by seasoned professionals. Because of our unique program, police departments and crime labs throughout the state now employ forensic technicians and latent print examiners who received their education at Grossmont College.


El Cajon Police Crime Laboratory professionals who attended Grossmont College!



Forensic Technology Degree Plan

Please click on Required Courses for a list of courses for each of our degrees.

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Semester One

AOJ 110

AOJ 148

AOJ 150

BIO 120

CHEM 113 or 115


Can back-fill courses with GE courses 


Recommend summer courses for: AOJ 200, 206, 240 and / or GE lecture


Note: Math 90 pre-req for Chemistry


Semester Two

AOJ 218

AOJ 252

AOJ 254

AOJ 200

Semester Three

AOJ 220

AOJ 206

AOJ 240

Semester Four

BIO 120

CHEM 113 or 115

GE Classes


 Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying. TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) can also be a disqualifier. Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.