Fingerprint Identification and Classification are growing fields within Criminal Justice brought about by the growth of technological investigative tools.
Hillsborough Community College now offers courses in Fingerprinting.
These courses are college credit classes which can also be used toward the 28 credit College Credit Certificate in Crime Scene Technology also offered by Hillsborough Community college.
The College’s Fingerprinting Training Courses are designed to prepare graduates for work in fingerprint classification and identification and in crime scene. They are also designed for students who are pursuing a career in law enforcement and criminal investigation.
These courses would be appropriate for anyone entering the fields of law enforcement, criminal investigation, crime scene or forensics.
Enrollment is open to H.C.C. students and non-students alike and requires only a High School Diploma, subject to HCC enrollment policies.
FINGERPRINT TRAINING CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
A student can receive a Hillsborough Community College Certificate of Completion in Fingerprinting Training upon successful completion of 4 credits in Fingerprinting courses.
Students must successfully complete Latent Fingerprint Development and Fingerprint Classification to receive this certificate of completion.
Please Note: Students must apply to the Criminal Justice Program Manager to obtain their Fingerprinting Certificate.
FINGERPRINT TRAINING COURSES OFFERED
CJE 2671c - Latent Fingerprint Development
This course explains and discusses the techniques involving detection, enhancement and recovery of latent fingerprints from physical evidence. This course will cover mechanical and chemical methods and surfaces will be analyzed and evaluated for application in both theory and practice.
CJE 2672c - Fingerprint Classification
This course explains and discusses the Henry modified system of Fingerprint classification. This course will deal with all aspects of fingerprint classification, identification, and filing systems and will prepare the student to conduct inked fingerprint examinations.
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Please Note: The Hillsborough Community College Certificate of Completion in Fingerprint Training is not a College Credit Certificate but a Certificate acknowledging successful completion of the Fingerprint courses offered.