Oakland Community College 
Programs

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNOLOGY (CRJ.PET.AAS)

Associate in Applied Science Auburn Hills

   The Police Evidence program provides students with an education background in police administration and procedures, plus extensive experience in coursework relating to the criminal justice field such as criminal investigation, law and related criminal justice subjects. Students learn investigative procedures such as crime scene methods, practical techniques for collecting, preserving and handling physical evidence. Students will perform basic laboratory examinations of simulated crime evidence. Graduation fulfills the entrance requirements for the Police Academy at OCC.
   NOTE: Completion of an Academy is required to become a sworn officer in the Criminal Justice field.
   Graduates choosing not to pursue sworn police officer status may be employed as civil servants or choose to continue their education at the bachelor level.

Major Requirements Credits
BIO 1600 Human Structure and Function 3
or    
BIO 2630 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHE 1510 General Chemistry I 4
CIS 1050 Personal Computer Productivity Tools (MS-Office) 4
COM 1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
or    
COM 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 3
CRJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 1030 Police Communications 3
CRJ 1070 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CRJ 1120 Criminal Law and Administration of Justice 3
CRJ 1220 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CRJ 2154 Ballistics, Firearms and Explosive Identification 4
CRJ 2200 Criminal Investigation and Case Preparation 4
CRJ 2254 Fingerprint Classifications 4
CRJ 2310 Interview and Interrogation Techniques 3
CRJ 2364 Crime Scene Photography 4
CRJ 2403 Field Project 3
ENG 1350 Business Communications 3
or    
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
SOC 2510 Sociology 3
SOC 2610 Introduction to Criminology 3
 
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
 
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
 
NOTE: The Criminal Justice faculty strongly encourage all CRJ students to take PER 2540 Medical First Responder; however, it does not satisfy the PER General Education Requirement.
 
●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.