A certificate in crime scene investigation (the “CSI” popularized by television shows) from Columbia College focuses on the identification, documentation and preservation of evidence. It can be added to an ongoing academic plan or attained by those who already have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited school.
Students learn about the criminal justice system, investigation techniques and methods of recording data. They can also take courses in specific types of evidence or incidents.
This certificate emphasizes scientific methods, knowledge in the application of the law and the ability to recognize intricate details that must be handled with care.