Crime Scene Technician Certificate


Are you interested in police work and crime Scene investigation?

Do you naturally defend and protect people in need? Do you feel angry when the law is broken putting both people and property at risk? If so, your perfect career choices may include law enforcement officers, correctional officers, or crime scene technician. These careers require you to have good moral character and the strength to stand for the law. If you are up to the challenge, purse a Certificate in Crime Scene Technology at  Gulf Coast State College.

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 Who is eligible to apply for the CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY program?

You must meet the following requirement in order to apply to the CSI Program at Gulf Coast State College. 

Admission requirements include the following:

  • Citizen of United States.
  • High School diploma or GED (transcript required).
  • Not discharged from Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.
  • Good moral character and NOT have been convicted of a felony, or any misdemeanor involving lying or perjury.
  • Submit to and pass background investigation that includes a fingerprint check.


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
  • The CSI Program hours can be applied towards completing the A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice.

How do I apply to the CRIME SCENE TECHNICIAN PROgram?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Courses CH
 #CJE1640, Intro to Crime Scene Tech 3
 +#CJE1643, Advanced Crime Scene Tech 3
 #CJE1770, Crime Scene Photography I 3
 +#CJE1772, Crime Scene Photography II 3
 #CJE2644, Crime Scene Safety 2
 #CJL2610, Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence 3
 #CJE2640, Intro to Forensic Science 3
 #CJE2672, Fingerprint Classification 3
 +#CJE2671, Latent Fingerprint Development 3
 #CJE2676, Biological Evidence 2

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 dusting for prints

Dusting for Prints

This Program offers hand on practical exercises to enhance what you learn in class.

 collecting evidence

Contact the Advisor

John Ammons

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Department Chair

Gregory S. May
850-769-1551 extension 5601