Crime Scene Photography Essentials

This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate Degree.

This certificate provides students with necessary photographic skills to prepare them for an understanding of crime scene photography. They will learn important needed skills from the understanding of how to manually operate a camera in many lighting situations, the basics of crime scene photography, professionally edit photographs, and the art of drone photography.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Understand the core concepts of crime scene photography for the professional field.
  • Show technical competency in knowledge required for evidence documentation, proper evidence handling, and accurate photographic recording.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in handling forensic photography equipment.
Required Courses (6 units)  Units
ADJ/PHO-27 Crime Scene Photography 3
PHO-20 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
Elective Courses (3 units)  Units
PHO-9 Intermediate Photography 3
PHO-23 Drone Photography 3