2017-2018 Pierce College Catalog 
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2017-2018 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Forensic Technician Certificate

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Pierce College offers the Certificate in Criminal Justice Forensic Technician at the Fort Steilacoom campus and at the military sites. This certificate is designed to provide students with basic skills in crime scene preservation and courtroom testimony. Employment will depend upon, at a minimum, the successful completion of a two-year degree and other experience in the law enforcement field. Students wishing to obtain careers in forensic science will need to major in science and use this certificate to enhance their qualifications. Forensic scientists require a minimum of a four-year science degree for employment.

Total Credits Required 42

*Prerequisite required.

NOTE: Students should be aware that certain criminal behavior may prohibit their employment opportunities in many criminal justice occupations. Students are encouraged to research these situations and consult with a Criminal Justice advisor.

Program code: 967C

Last revision: 2016-17

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