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Learning Recommendations: It is highly recommended students complete INT475 - Police Science/Forensics 1 & INT476 - Police Science/Forensics 2 prior to enrolling in this course.  Also, the learning of this course will be complemented by taking SST505 - Criminal Justice 1 & SST506 - Criminal Justice 2, for those students pursuing the Criminal Justice IB Career Pathway.   

General Description: This course is intended to take the study of Forensics to a deeper level than the introductory courses of Police Science/Forensics 1 & 2.  Students will learn advanced techniques in crime scene analysis and evidence collection as well as multiple ways to reveal latent fingerprints.  Additionally, students will learn more advanced forensics techniques that build on their background understanding and broaden their exposure to the field of forensic investigations. 


  • Advanced Crime scene Analysis and Evidence Collection
  • Advanced Techniques in Fingerprint Collection
  • Ballistics
  • Arson & Fire Investigation
  • Explosion Investigation
  • Injury and Trauma Analysis
  • Crime scene & Accident Reconstruction
  • Mock Crime Scene Processing


Students learn through a combination of:

  • Lecture/discussion
  • Demonstrations
  • Hands-on practice of crime scene investigative and forensics techniques
  • Inquiry-based laboratory work
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • Guest speakers

Equipment to be provided by Student: None

Note: Students who complete Police Science/Forensics 3 and either INT475 - Police Science/Forensics 1 or INT476 - Police Science/Forensics 2 may qualify for college credit at various community and technical college programs. For more information, please visit the CTE Dual Credit page.

Students wanting to enroll in the IB Career Program must take their Career Track courses in their Junior and Senior years to count towards their IBCP Certificate. Click here for more information.


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