2020-2021 College Catalog

Criminal Investigation Specialist TCC

Criminal Investigation Specialist TCC (Major Code: CI31)

Program Description

The Criminal Investigation Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit introduces students to the procedures, techniques, legal concerns and challenges associated with a criminal investigation. Combining classroom lectures and practical exercises in the program allows students to better comprehend the various investigative procedures. Students will gain introductory exposure to knowledge and skills that may encourage further academic preparation in such areas as forensic technology, crime scene investigation, death investigation, laboratory technology, evidence technology, forensic computer science, and other criminal justice related fields.

Career Information


Forensic Science Technicians

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 10% nationally and 6% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $32,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Mortissa Harvey
Program Director, Criminal Justice
Academic Building C2127

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 Terms

Credit Hours: 30

Estimated Program Cost: $5,492

Course Outline

Occupational Courses (24 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


CRJU 1010Intro. To Criminal Justice


CRJU 1030Corrections


CRJU 1040Principles Of Law Enforcement


CRJU 1062Methods Of Criminal Investigat


CRJU 1068Criminal Law - Criminal Justic


CRJU 2020Constitutional Law


CRJU 2050Criminal Procedure


Occupational Course Option – Select one of the following (3 Credits)

CRJU 1063Crime Scene Processing


FOSC 2010Crime Scence Investigation I


Occupational Course Option – Select one of the following (3 Credits)

CRJU 1072Intro. to Forensic Science


FOSC 1206Intro. to Forensic Science


Total Credit Hours: 30


Program Outcomes

1. Graduates should be able to attain academic, occupational, and professional knowledge.
2. Graduates should be able to attain skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.