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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
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Our Forensics/CSI Program

Program Highlights

  • Apply forensic science and investigative techniques to process crime scenes and interview suspects.
  • Solve medical mysteries by designing and performing advanced laboratory experiments using math and science.
  • Use cutting-edge technology to isolate, manipulate, and alter DNA in the creation of "mutant" organisms.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for college criminal justice education and police academies.

Program Length

The forensics/crime scene investigation program is two years in length. Students have the opportunity to obtain security guard certification, as well as, OSHA 10-hour general industry and CPR instruction.

Students successfully completing the program have the opportunity to earn free dual enrollment college credit providing all requirements are met.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Cataloging and Preserving
  • Chain of Custody
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Development of Forensic Science
  • Evidence Collection and Processing
  • Fingerprinting
  • Observations and Findings
  • Reconstructing Crime Scenes

Security Guard Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.07–$15.24
  • Annual: $25,100–$31,690

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Related Career Pathways

  • Autopsy Technician*
  • CIA Investigator*
  • Computer Forensics*
  • Crime Scene Technician*
  • Criminologist*
  • Detective*
  • Drug Enforcement Agent*
  • Fingerprint Technician*
  • Forensic Technician
  • Dispatcher*
  • Forensic Recovery Technician*
  • Laboratory Technician*
  • Private Investigator*
  • Private Security Guard

*with additional education in this field.