Forensic Science Technology – Learning Outcomes


Forensic Science Student gathering evidence off a truck

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Forensic Science Technology program is to serve the unique needs of students who desire a quality education in the field of forensic science. Upon completion of this two-year degree program, students are well-prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to continue their education towards a desired baccalaureate or higher degree in forensic science, pre-law, criminal justice, mortuary science, a medical field, or general sciences. Forensic Science graduates can also enter a police academy to prepare for a career in law enforcement.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Forensic Science Technology plan of study the student will be able to:​

  1. Demonstrate competency in the collection, processing, analyses, and evaluation of evidence.
  2. Demonstrate competency in the principles of crime scene investigation, including the recognition, collection, identification, preservation, and documentation of physical evidence.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and the use of problem-solving within the field of forensic science.
  4. Identify the role of the forensic scientist and physical evidence within the criminal justice system.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to document and orally describe crime scenes, physical evidence, and scientific processes.
  6. Identify and examine current and emerging concepts and practices within the forensic science field.​