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Printed on 5/25/2018

Evidence Technician - Advanced

20-504-26 Certificate (C) 12 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Add to your investigative and evidence collection skills with this certificate. Learn to investigate fire scenes and crash scenes. Gain skills and techniques in forensic anthropology to identify human remains and assist in the detection of crime. You’ll also learn how to use the structure and biology of insects in death scene investigations. These skills will take you further in your law enforcement career.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Fire Investigation
Provides learners with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene investigations.
Prereq: Principles of Emergency Services (10503191) and Firefighting Principles (10503142)
Crash Scene Investigation
Teaches the importance of crash scene management as a crime scene management application. Students are exposed to response, recognition, documentation, collection and preservation of evidence techniques. Topics include reports, legal aspects, manual and laser measuring techniques, plotting methods, manual and computer-aided diagramming, evidence collection, approach speed, approach angle, crush evaluation, departure angle, drag factor, percent braking, post-collision speed, scrape, skid, test skids, etc.
Prereq: College Tech Math 1A (10804113) and Basic Crime Scene Photography (10504131)
Forensic Anthropology, Intro to
Provides the student with information regarding forensic anthropology as it applies to the science of physical anthropology and the legal process. Students will learn how forensic anthropologists apply standard scientific techniques developed in physical anthropology to identify human remains, and to assist in the detection of crime. Students will be exposed to how the forensic anthropologists assist in locating and recovering suspicious remains, establish if the bones are human, how to determine the sex, race, age, stature, weight, and any pathology of the newly acquired skeleton, determine manner and cause of death and, if homicide, identify the murderer.
Prereq: General Biology (10806114)
Forensic Entomology, Intro to
Provides the student with the applications and the study of insect and other arthropod biology to criminal matters. Defines how it is primarily associated with death investigations, how it can be used to detect drugs and poisons, determine the location of an incident, detect the length of a period of neglect in the elderly or children, and find the presence and time of the infliction of wounds. Students will be introduced to the structure and biology of insects and other similar creatures associated with entomology. Students will be led through standard death scene investigative procedures, the collection and field processing of entomological evidence, at the scene or at autopsy, and the lab processing and analysis of this evidence.
Prereq: General Biology (10806114)

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