Forensic Science Certificate - X073



  • Overview

    The Forensic Science Certificate is designed for those already in law enforcement who are interested in learning new technology and skills or for incoming students who are not ready to enter a degree program. A Forensic Science Certificate will prepare existing law enforcement personnel for advancement in the field and hopeful law enforcement personnel for entry into a highly competitive field.

    Upon completion of this degree students will be able to:

    • Practice good laboratory techniques ensuring safety, quality control, and quality assurance.
    • Create well-organized, informed, and effective written reports and scientific articles.
    • Supply informed, concise, and unbiased expert witness testimony.
    • Properly collect, preserve, and process evidence using various scientific techniques.

    The Forensic Science Certificate will be an in-house certificate that is specialized and not intended for transfer. Students selecting this major should be advised that employers in Forensic Science related occupational fields conduct both CORI (Criminal Offense Record Act) and SORI (Sex Offender Registry Informational) checks pursuant to Chapter 6, Sections 172-178 of the Massachusetts General Laws related regulations.

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    • Certificate
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Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040