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Course Description

This course is designed for students who desire an introduction to the basic tasks and responsibilities of an Evidence Technician. Students will be provided with the basic knowledge and skills needed to identify, process, collect and preserve various types of physical evidence. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: POST Basic Certificate or Equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and recognize physical evidence .
  • Identify what equipment is needed at the crime scene.
  • Develop the skills to operate the crime scene cameras and related equipment .
  • Develop skills to collect footwear, tire track evidence and collect latent fingerprint impressions .
  • Collect DNA and biological evidence and properly submit it to the lab.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
Gavilan College Red Diamond 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Red Diamond Gilroy, CA 95020 Red Diamond (408) 848-4800