As the only CSI program in the state of Kansas besides the Wichita State University bachelor’s degree , Northwest Tech’s Crime Scene Investigation Technology program is an incredibly unique educational experience. Our program is hands on with technical courses comprising a majority of the coursework, which means you’ll learn by doing everyday.
Utilizing modern methods used in the field and laboratory for forensic identification, Northwest Tech’s Crime Scene Investigation Technology program will prepare you with competencies in the areas of locating, preserving, developing, collecting, analyzing and presenting physical evidence. The CSI Tech program will provide you with learning opportunities to develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition. Within your coursework, a combination of criminal investigation and forensic lab theories and practical applications will develop skills necessary for employment. As a graduate of the CSI Tech program you will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Electrical Technology students will gain a thorough knowledge of the National Electric Code. You will prepare for and develop the competency to pass the state-prescribed Journeyman test. A Journeyman’s Electrician license will be awarded to you once you receive a passing grade on this exam. You must also complete the occupational work experience (OWE) as required by the licensing state for a Journeyman’ s Electrician license.
- Display knowledge of the basic concepts of criminal and forensic investigation and the functions of a crime scene investigator.
- Identify crime scene considerations and determine different crime scenes.
- Properly collect, preserve, document and transport all evidence identified at the crime scene.
- Conduct the proper method of crime scene investigation.
- Develop a crime scene matrix.
- Display use of a digital camera, flash and close up photography.
- Demonstrate the ability to use the Photoshop software program to print, enlarge and photograph crime scenes and evidence.
- Identify drugs & their effects.
- Recover deleted files and data remnants.
- Exhibit the proper method of presentation of evidence, photographs and charts in the courtroom.
<trSecond Year, First SemesterCredits
|First Year, First Semester||Credits|
|Introduction to Forensic Science||3|
|Rules of Evidence||4|
|Crime Scene Safety||3|
|Ethics in the Criminal Justice System||3|
|General Education: Anatomy & Physiology||5|
|Total Semester Hours||18|
|First Year, Second Semester||Credits|
|Crime Scene Photography I||4|
|Criminalistics: Physical Evidence||4|
|Drug Identification & Effects||3|
|General Education: English Composition I||3|
|Total Semester Hours||17|
|Fire & Arson Investigation||3|
|Criminalistics: Biological Evidence||4|
|Introduction to Cyber Investigation||4|
|General Education: Chemistry||5|
|Total Semester Hours||16|
|Second Year, Second Semester||Credits|
|Terrorism & US Security||3|
|Forensic Pathology: Death Investigation||3|
|Crime Scene Reconstruction||4|
|Court Room Presentation||3|
|General Education: Intermediate Algebra||3|
|Total Semester Hours||16|
|Total Program Hours||67|
Below is a list of items Northwest Tech’s Admissions Team will need prior to your acceptance into the Crime Scene Investigation program.
- A Northwest Tech Application Completed and Submitted
- $25 Application Fee Paid
- High School or GED Transcript Submitted
- (If Applicable) College Transcript Submitted
- ACT or Compass Scores Submitted (Compass Testing can be scheduled on-site at the Northwest Tech campus)
- Background Check Completed**
Required items can be submitted in person at the Northwest Tech campus, via postal mail addressed to: Northwest Tech Admissions, 1209 Harrison, Goodland, KS, or through email communications with firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Crime Scene Investigation Technology students are required to complete a background check once on campus in the fall. The instructor will conduct the background check process during class time and the fee for the background check will be paid for through program lab fees included in your cost estimate for the program.
Associate of Applied Science
- Pat Morel
Norton Police Chief
- Burton Pianalto
Sherman Co. Sheriff
- Clifton Couch
Goodland Police Chief
- Bonnie Selby
Former Sherman Co. Prosecutor
- Cody Beeson
Cheyenne County Sheriff
- Michael Thompson
CCC Criminal Justice Program Director
- Linda Davis-Stevens