2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
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2020-2021 College Catalog

CJI Crime Scene Investigation, AAS


July 1, 2019

About This Degree


The University of Arkansas System’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) provides education and advanced training in progressive areas of law enforcement to sworn law enforcement officers and individuals employed full-time by a law enforcement agency in a crime scene capacity. To successfully complete a program, students will be required to complete basic law enforcement training at an Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (ACLEST) accredited academy, take special courses through the Criminal Justice Institute, and general education courses through National Park College (NPC). NPC offers tuition waivers for certified law enforcement officers within Garland County.

NPC Mentor: James Montgomery (James.Montgomery@np.edu)  501.760.4137

Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

CJI Information and Resources  

CJI Courses - 30 Credit Hours


Crime Scene Investigation Certificate of Proficiency 12 credits
Crime Scene Investigation Technical Certificate 10 credits
Advanced Crime Scene Technician Certificate Program (63 contact hours) 4 credits

Advanced Crime Scene Special Topics (60 total contact hours needed)
(Number of contact hours noted in parentheses)

  •    Advanced Management of Evidence and Recovered Property (14) or Comprehensive Management of Evidence and Recovered Property (21)
  • Bloodstain Pattern Documentation (21-28)
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction and Intepretation (28)
  • Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement (21)
  • Community, Culture, and Command Spanish (7)
  • The Truth is in the Lies (21)

   Advanced Crime Scene Investigation Electives(40 maximum)

  • Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (28)
4 credits
   

Courses to be approved by CJI’s Degree Program Committee (Director, Assistant Directors, Program Administrators). Degree Program will also be reviewed by the CJI Advisory Board annually. Courses may not be offered each fiscal year.

60 Total Program Hours


See your NPC advisor for degree and graduation information​
* Denotes NPC courses included in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

Purpose of AAS Degree


The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed for employment purposes, and it should not be assumed that the degree or the courses in the degree can be transferred to another institution. While some institutions do accept some courses in AAS Programs, the general rule is that courses in AAS. Degrees are not accepted in transfer toward bachelor’s degrees. Students to whom transfer is important should get assurances in writing in advance from the institution to which they wish to transfer.

The NPC Honors Program


The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications.
Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.