AS in Criminal Investigations
Everest University's Associate of Science in Criminal Investigations program is designed to teach students about technology crimes, fingerprinting, criminalistics, and other associated topics. Read on to learn more about Everest University's Associate of Science in Criminal Investigations program.
Official Program Name:
Associate of Science in Criminal Investigations
School Offering Program:
Applicants to Everest University's Associate of Science in Criminal Investigations program should have some ability in problem solving and be interested in the field of criminal investigations. Applicants to Everest University should have earned a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.
Students enrolled in Everest University's Associate of Science in Criminal Investigations program have an opportunity to learn about technology crimes, crime scene photography, fingerprints, biological evidence, and the collection and presentation of visual and audio evidence. The degree program also requires the completion of general education courses and training for personal and professional development, which covers areas such as career expectations, job search techniques, and positive self-image. A capstone course concludes the degree program.
Campus-Based and Online
The Associate of Science in Criminal Investigations is comprised of 96 credits.
Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.
Course Topics for an Associate of Science in Criminal Investigations:
Programs and schedules vary by campus. Contact an Everest University admissions representative for more information about prerequisite requirements before enrolling in a program.
- Criminalistics I (4 credits)
- Criminalistics II (4 credits)
- Graphics and Documentation I (4 credits)
- Graphics and Documentation II (4 credits)
- Fingerprints Classification and Latents I (4 credits)
- Fingerprints Classification and Latents II (4 credits)
- Crime Scene Photography I (4 credits)
- Crime Scene Photography II (4 credits)
- Biological Evidence I (4 credits)
- Biological Evidence II (4 credits)
- Criminal Investigations Capstone Course (4 credits)
- Choose 2 of the following:
- Crime Scene Dynamics I (4 credits)
- Crime Scene Dynamics II (4 credits)
- Technology Crimes I (4 credits)
- Technology Crimes II (4 credits)
- Collecting and Presenting Audio and Visual Evidence (4 credits)
- Criminal Justice Communications (4 credits)
Students who have completed Everest University's Associate of Science in Criminal Investigations program have an opportunity to pursue a broad array of jobs in the criminal investigations field. Some of these opportunities may exist with a medical examiner's office, forensic laboratories, or state and local governments. Job applicants should have strong problem-solving skills and an ability to observe and analyze crime scene situations and evidence.
Jobs graduates could pursue include:
- Print examiner
- Evidence technician
- Private investigator
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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