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Fingerprint Identification and Photography

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fingerprint Identification and Photography is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the field of fingerprint classification and identification. It is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Forensic Science.


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Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Fingerprint Identification and Photography (CER)
Total Credits Required

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

This program replaces:
CCL/5012N Crime and Accident Scene Photography
CCL/5655 Evidence Technology
CCL/5753 Crime Scene Technology
CCL/5877 Evidence Technology

What You'll Learn
  • Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
  • Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
  • Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
  • Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
  • Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
  • Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, and current issues to criminal justice operations (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
  • Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
  • Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
  • Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
  • Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. (AJS101, AJS213, AJS214, AJS290BN)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
AJS213Evidence Technology/Fingerprints3
AJS214Evidence Technology/Photography3
AJS290BNCourtroom Testimony Seminar1

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