Criminal Justice - Program Outcomes

Criminal Justice Forensic Technician Certificate Outcomes

  1. Graduates will develop and maintain personal and professional relationships.
  2. Graduates will critically assess one's own attitudes, values and assumptions and consider their impact on the community(s) they serve.
  3. Graduates will use information/technology competently and appropriately.
  4. Graduates will communicate appropriately based on topic, audience and situation.
  5. Graduates will accurately utilize the information that they have acquired to understand the correct approach for a forensic investigation in terms of data recovery, examination, use of instruments, and analysis.
  6. Graduates will describe scientific method; hypothesis, theory principle, and law; summarize the scientific investigative process including experimental and control groups.
  7. Graduates will interpret the solution in the context of the problem and evaluate the reasonableness of the solution.

Core Abilities Outcomes

Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.

Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.

Information Competency:
Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.

Effective Communication:
Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

Social Sciences:
Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.

Natural Sciences:
Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world.

Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning:
Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

Cindy Bassage
Program Coordinator

Bobi Foster-Grahler
Criminal Justice Instructor