Crime Scene Investigation: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Crime Scene Investigation: Certificate


Your pass to cross the line.

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

Program Description


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

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.

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

Accreditation & Accolades


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.

Quick Facts


Quick Fact 1
Learn to investigate the crime scene, conduct interviews and interrogations, and testify in court.
Quick Fact 2
Get hands-on experience through a variety of workshops and mock exercises.
Quick Fact 3
Courses include documentation, criminalistics, impression evidence, and more.

What People Are Saying


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

Mike Ricks Program Director

FAQs & Additional Information

toggle all
What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 31 credits x $190 per credit = $5,890.

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.

*Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

Other Resources

Program Dean


Michael Ricks

Criminal Justice Program Director/Business & Industrial Technologies

mricks@tcl.edu

Request More Info


  • Should be Empty:
  • News


    New HVAC classes at New River Campus January 22, 2021

    10-week classes start February 4.

    More News
    Register now for spring mini-mesters January 20, 2021

    Check out these 7-week and 10-week options

    More News
    Welcome Week 2021 January 12, 2021

    We're taking Welcome Week online for Spring 2021. Join us!

    More News

    Explore Related Programs


    Programs