Associate Degree

Forensic Laboratory Technology

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Associates Degree in Forensic Laboratory Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Forensic Laboratory Technology degree program is designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce or admission into programs in forensic biology.  Forensic laboratory technicians are responsible for analyzing biological evidence as it relates to legal and other investigations, collecting and processing evidence at a crime scene or in a laboratory, and working in a team with other scientists. Students will complete a curriculum that provides them with the theoretical backgrounds, practical skills, and scientific techniques utilized in modern crime laboratories.  Students will demonstrate skills required of laboratory technologists in criminal investigations through forensic pathology, biological chemistry, human identification and anthropology, molecular biology, and examination of physical evidence.

Estimated Annual Cost: $7,785

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.

 

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What You Will Learn

Students will complete a curriculum that provides them with the theoretical backgrounds, practical skills, and scientific techniques utilized in modern crime laboratories.

Students will demonstrate skills required of laboratory technologists in criminal investigations through forensic pathology, biological chemistry, human identification and anthropology, molecular biology, and examination of physical evidence.

Program Benefits

Earning an AAS degree in Forensic Laboratory Technology will prepare students for employment opportunities and meet educational requirements for continuation towards a bachelor of applied science degree in Forensic Laboratory Technology. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to transfer credits to a BAS degree program in forensics.

Program Costs

One of our goals is to offer the highest quality college education at some of the most affordable tuition rates. To understand our tuition rates, please visit the Tuition and Fees Basics Page on our website. Keep in mind that total costs for the program will depend not only on tuition rates, but the number of quarter hours students must take in order to complete the degree.  This will include courses both in the core and in the major.

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