Forensic Specialist Certificate

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses.  Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog.  Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

First YearCredits
CRJ 1000 Introduction To Criminal Justice3    
CRJ 2010 Criminal Investigation3    
CRJ 2030 Evidence and Criminal Procedures3    
FRS 1000 Introduction To Forensic Science3    
FRS 2040 Forensic Photography3    
CRJ 2020 Criminal Law  3  
FRS 2010 Basic Prin Documentation & Communication  3  
FRS 2030 Trace Evidence  3  
FRS 2050 Crime Scene Analysis  3  
FRS 2280 Forensic Specialists Practicum    4
FRS 2290 Forensic Specialists Practicum Seminar    1
Year Total: 15 12 5
Total Credit Hours:   32

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or, (815) 224-0202.

*Please note course offerings per semester. Most FRS & CRJ courses are offered in the fall or spring semester, not both. Note: Fall/Spring course offerings. 
*FRS 2010 & 2030 will be offered every other year. Please plan accordingly.  2/10/15

Program cost, completion, and career information

Forensic Specialist Certificate
Program Completion DataDept of Labor SOC-Codes Relating to this program of study
On-time graduation rate*0%19-4092Forensic Science Technicians
In-field placement rate**100%
Median Loan Debt**100%
Estimated Program Cost
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* Information based on previous Fiscal Year

** Information based on average of past five Fiscal Year

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