FIV150 – 272.00 Hours

Schedule

Details06/07/21 – 08/09/21Bryan, TXLS FIV150 5Register

Address

TEEX-ILEPSE-RELLIS Campus

1500 4th Street
Bryan, TX 77807

Instructor

Christine Ramirez

Start Time

12:01 AM Monday, June 07, 2021

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

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Those who investigate and process crime scenes perform a critical role in the criminal justice system as their findings are the underpinnings of criminal casework that determine verdicts of guilt or innocence. The Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) is a blended learning opportunity consisting of 272 hours of specialized forensic training. Participants learn sound, field-tested, current methodologies and technical skills rooted in science-based practices. This application-intensive program instructs participants how to effectively identify, document, collect and process evidence found at crime scenes as preparation for employment in the forensic industry.

CTISP is delivered through a collegiate semester-based course offering schedule and consists of a mixture of eLearning courses, traditional classroom instruction and practical application. Participants have dual enrollment in the TEEX Texas Forensic Science Academy (TFSA) and Blinn College. Upon successful completion of this program, students receive 18 hours of collegiate credit through Blinn College and a Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management professional certificate through the TEEX Texas Forensic Science Academy.

The course fees for CTISP total $5,480.00 This amount is paid directly to Blinn College by the student. The Federal Criminal History Background Check totaling $50.00 is a separate fee paid directly to TEEX by the student (unless the student makes arrangements for another provider to conduct the background check). This fee, regardless of result or admittance into CTISP, is non-refundable.

Participants enrolling in this program musts be admitted to Blinn College as a student. If you are not yet enrolled at Blinn College, please visit: http://www.blinn.edu/admissions/steps-to-apply.html to apply. Note: TEEX Academy students who attended Blinn College in 2020 do not need to reapply. Those students who have attended Blinn College in the past, and no colleges since still need to apply, but no transcripts will be needed. If you have any questions about the Blinn College requirements, please contact Robert Stanberry at (979) 209-7399 or Robert.Stanberry@blinn.edu

Prerequisites

  • Participant must have received a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Participant must complete and submit a Federal Criminal History Background Check.
  • Participant must be at least 18 years of age before the program class end date.

For admission into the program:

After online registration, participants submit their high school diploma/GED equivalent. A background check release form will be sent to the participant via email.

Important dates to remember:

  • For admission into the Summer 2021 program (06/07/21 – 08/09/21), the release form is due by May 24, 2021.
  • For admission into the Fall 2021 program (08/23/21 – 12/9/21), the release form is due by August 9, 2021.

Notification concerning admittance into the program will be made via email.

Course Completion Requirements

Courses Included in the Program

Blinn Course Listing TEEX Course Listing
CJLE 1394 – Special Topics in Law
Enforcement/Police Science
CJSA 1308 – Criminalistics I
CJSA 2334 – Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
CJLE 1345 – Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation
CJSA 1342 – Criminal Investigation
CRIJ 1306 – Court Systems and Practices
  • Taught by Blinn College; students will need to self-register they have not already taken the class

Online Course Technical Requirements

To successfully complete the online courses, you should have access to a computer with the following system requirements:

  • Computer tower or laptop
    • Note: The use of a tablet is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Broadband or high-speed internet connection
    • Recommended: Wired connection with at least 2.0 Mbps bandwidth (bi-directional, i.e. sending and receiving)
    • Alternative: Wireless (WiFi) connection
    • Note: The use of a MiFi or mobile hotspot is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Current version of web browser
    • Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 52 or higher, Google Chrome 80 or higher
    • Alternatives: Internet Explorer 11, Safari 11 or higher
    • Note: Microsoft Edge is not currently a supported browser.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 28 or higher

Course Attire 

Participants must wear full length pants/jeans, short/long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts), and closed-toe shoes to the traditional classroom instruction and practical application sessions.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.  During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit. 

Suggested Audience

Collegiate students seeking technical training to prepare them for employment requiring investigative skills such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators, patrol officers and forensic nurses.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 232.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • 80.00 hours – International Association of Identification (IAI)
  • 232.00 hours – Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Other Information

  • For questions concerning the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP), please contact Christine Ramirez at Christine.Ramirez@teex.tamu.edu.
  • Participants of the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program must also be enrolled in Blinn College. For inquiries related to Blinn College, please contact Robert Stanberry at (979) 209-7399 or Robert.Stanberry@blinn.edu
  • Passing a Federal Criminal History Background Check is required for admittance into CTISP. It may be conducted by TEEX for a fee of $50.00. This fee, regardless of result or admittance into CTISP, is non-refundable.

Contact Information

Christine Ramirez

Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: Christine.Ramirez@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

  • Course fees and enrollment for CTISP is handled through Blinn College. The course fee total is currently $5,480.00. Please contact Robert Stanberry at (979) 209-7399 or Robert.Stanberry@blinn.edu
  • Passing a Federal Criminal History Background Check is required for admittance into CTISP. It may be conducted by TEEX for a fee of $50.00. This fee, regardless of result or admittance into CTISP, is non-refundable.

Note: Your registration is NOT complete until you have completed and uploaded, faxed, or emailed a Release for Federal Criminal History Background Check.

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