Academic Programs

Police Science - Forensic Investigations

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

This unique program covers a continuum of forensic and criminalistics inquiries, from initial and subsequent crime scene investigations to evidence examination and analyses to criminal legal proceedings.

To be accepted into the program, students much achieve the following scores on the Computerized Placement Test (CPT): 80 Reading; 86 Sentence Structure; 56 Arithmetic or 38 Elementary Algebra. Students will acquire an in-depth understanding of the scientific methods underlying forensic investigations.

Use of case studies and practical laboratory exercises fosters examinations of how forensic science influences the outcomes of investigative and legal processes. Attorneys, police officers, case workers, public defenders, insurance investigators, authors, physicians, nurses, private investigators, and other professionals in fields related to forensics will find this program challenging and rewarding.

Graduates of this program may seek employment as entry-level crime scene technicians or transfer to a four-year institution. 

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice.................................. 3
CRJ 140 Criminal Investigation................................................. 1
CRJ 110 Patrol Procedures....................................................... 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3
CRJ 133 Constitutional Criminal Procedure.............................. 3
CRJ 131 Criminal Law and Procedure...................................... 3
CRJ 262 Fingerprint Technology............................................... 2
CRJ 101 Ethics in Criminal Justice............................................ 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers......................................... 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology........................................... 3
CRJ 210 Law Enforcement Management.................................. 3
CRJ 168 Weapons Familiarization............................................. 1
CRJ 260 Medicolegal Death Investigation................................ 3
BIO 116 General Biology 1B..................................................... 4
BIO 169 Human Anatomy and Physiology IA w/lab OR.......... 4
CHM 166 General Chemistry I.................................................... 5
CRJ 139 Mental Health First Aid............................................... 1
CRJ 144 Police Photography.................................................... 2
CRJ 241 Applied Criminalistics................................................. 2
CRJ 200 Criminology................................................................. 3
MAT 121 College Algebra.......................................................... 4
FLS 100 Spanish for Professionals: Law Enforcement OR...... 1
FLS 141 Elementary Spanish I.................................................. 4
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication.................................... 3
CRJ 243 Traffic Collision Investigation...................................... 2

Program Total............................................................ 64

Contacts

Don Dorn, Ext 1448 Room A76L don.dorn@witcc.edu
Gary Powell, Ext 1463 Room A23L gary.powell@witcc.edu
Ron Barnes, Ext 1347 Room A75L ron.barnes@witcc.edu
Greg Strong, Ext. 1480, Room B109, greg.strong@witcc.edu
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
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