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

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

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Learn to investigate the crime scene, conduct interviews and interrogations, and testify in court.
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Get hands-on experience through a variety of workshops and mock exercises.
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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

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What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 31 credits x $170 per credit = $5,270.

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 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Other Resources

Gainful Employment: Learn more about the Crime Scene Investigation Certificate.

Program Dean

Kenneth Flick

Division Dean/Business & Industrial Technologies


Michael Ricks

Criminal Justice Instructor/Business Technologies

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