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Forensics

Professionals in the criminal justice community seeking advancement through enhanced skills training can select among several certificate programs offered through the Texas Forensic Science Academy. Forensic Technician, Forensic Investigator Levels I & II, Major Crimes Investigator and Property and Evidence Management are all programs offering certificates comprised of courses approved by the International Association for Identification and International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts and accredited by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Forensic Investigator courses cover technical skills from forensic photography to bloodstain pattern analysis and skeletal death investigation. The Forensic Technician program includes training in latent print processing and crime scene investigation. Basic property technician and courtroom testimony courses are part of the Property and Evidence Management certificate program. Some courses are available online including basic criminal investigation, death Investigation and basic property technician.​

Certificate Programs

Forensic Investigator I
Forensic Investigator II
Forensic Technician
Major Crimes Investigator
Property and Evidence Management

Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended

Forensic Investigator 1

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA101

Forensic Photography I

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA104

Latent Print Processing

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA105

Basic Criminal Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA106

Crime Scene Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA111

Courtroom Testimony

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA113

Basic Criminal Investigation (Online)

Online

Forensic Investigator 2

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA102

Forensic Entomology

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA103

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA108

Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA109

Skeletal Death Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA110

Death Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA112

Forensic Photography II

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA114

Death Investigation (Online)

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA117

Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation

Face-to-Face

Forensic Technician

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA100

Forensic Technician

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA104

Latent Print Processing

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA106

Crime Scene Investigation

Face-to-Face

Major Crimes Investigator

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PUBLICSAFETY

AIR550

Collision Reconstruction

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA101

Forensic Photography I

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA102

Forensic Entomology

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA103

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA105

Basic Criminal Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA109

Skeletal Death Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA110

Death Investigation

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA111

Courtroom Testimony

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA112

Forensic Photography II

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA113

Basic Criminal Investigation (Online)

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA114

Death Investigation (Online)

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA117

Forensic Fire Fatality Investigation

Face-to-Face

Online Courses

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA107

Basic Property Technician

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA113

Basic Criminal Investigation (Online)

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA114

Death Investigation (Online)

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA115

Foundations of Fingerprint Comparison

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA116

Foundations of Forensic Photography

Online

Property and Evidence Management

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA101

Forensic Photography I

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA107

Basic Property Technician

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

FSA111

Courtroom Testimony

Face-to-Face
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