Forensic Science

  • Students in the Forensic Science degree at Central Maine Community College analyze a staged indoor crime scene with human dummy.
  • Students in the Forensic Science degree at Central Maine Community College analyze a staged outdoor crime scene.
  • Footprint analysis setup as part of the Forensic Science degree at Central Maine Community College
  • Forensic kit setup in the lab as part of the Forensic Science degree at Central Maine Community College

With a heavy focus on criminal justice, investigation, and science, the Forensic Science degree prepares students for employment in crime scene investigation and/or to upgrade to a position within the criminal justice field.

STUDENTS GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN:

  • Fundamental concepts of chemistry and biology as related to forensic investigation
  • Documentation and oral description of crime scenes, physical evidence and scientific processes
  • Photographing crime scene evidence
  • Collection, examination, comparison and identification of fingerprints
  • Collection of blood, trace and fiber evidence
  • Casting of shoe print impressions
  • Assistance in identifying deceased individuals

GRADUATES MAY PURSUE CAREERS AS:

  • Detectives
  • Deputy Sheriffs
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Crime Scene Photographers
  • Crime Scene Technicians

Alignment of program learning outcomes to courses in the program.

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