CROSS THE LINE


Learn how to protect, investigate and interrogate the right way with TCL.

A Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) is a specially trained police officer who analyzes and documents evidence at the scene of the crime.

Program graduates can expect to find employment in state and local law enforcement agencies, security companies, correctional facilities, and attorneys’ offices.

The Program


TCL’s 31-credit-hour certificate program provides you with the basic skills necessary to investigate the crime scene, conduct interviews and interrogations, and testify in court. You’ll learn proper techniques for collecting and analyzing a wide variety of evidence including fingerprints, trace material, blood spatter, and ballistics.

Courses include forensic and investigative documentation, criminalistics, impression evidence, and more. In addition, students receive hands-on practice through a variety of workshops and mock exercises.

Plus, this program is eligible for the S.C. Wins Scholarship, which can pay up to $65 per credit hour.

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    GET SKILLED

    Learn to investigate the crime scene, conduct interviews and interrogations, and testify in court.

    HANDS-ON

    Get hands-on experience through a variety of workshops and mock exercises.

    INTERESTING COURSES

    Courses include documentation, criminalistics, impression evidence, and more.

    ACCREDITATION


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

    PROGRAM COST


    Tuition: 31 credits x $200 per credit = $6,200.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2021 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary; all subject to change.

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    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “Protecting and analyzing the crime scene are some of the most important aspects of criminal justice.”

    Michael Ricks

    Program Director

    Program Dean


    Shunda Ware

    Dean, Business and Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8238

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118

    Instructors


    Michael Ricks

    Criminal Justice Instructor

    843-525-8322

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 16, Rm. 124