Program Overview:

This program is designed to introduce a field of science that incorporates both science and criminal justice. Students will learn to identify, collect and analyze evidence using the scientific method and deductive reasoning. Medical forensics involves many aspects of health science instruction including anatomy, physiology, microscopy, lab safety, and clean techniques. Career exploration will include hands-on experience with evidence identification, measurement and collection, blood spatter documentation and analysis, microscopic examination, chemical analyses, death investigation, and more.

Course Descriptions:

For Concurrent Enrollment Classes see Appendix.

CJ 1350/Medical Forensics- Intro to Forensic Science: This semester course is designed to introduce the field of forensic science. The focus is on introductory skills necessary to prepare students for careers such as crime scene technician, criminalist or forensic scientist. 

Biology 1090/Advanced Health Science- Medical Anatomy & Physiology: This is a semester course designed to prepare students for a health science career. Paired with medical forensics, the focus will be on the normal functions of the human body in order to aid in determining the manner and cause of death as determined by a medical examiner.

Career Possibilities:

  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Criminalist
  • Forensic DNA Analyst
  • Fingerprint Analyst
  • Drug Chemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Medical Examiner
  • Forensic Nurse Examiner
  • Blood Spatter Analyst
  • Firearms Examiner
  • Forensic Serologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician

Additional Details:

High School Credit:
CTE credit or elective credit: up to 2 credits 

Concurrent Enrollment:
6 college credits through SLCC. Student is responsible to register and pay for concurrent enrollment classes at SLCC. 

Skills Certification:
Utah State Skill Certificate Test 

ACT or SLCC Accuplacer Test results 

Recommended: General Biology and Introduction to Criminal Justice

Costs/Fees for the 2020-2021 School Year

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