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Forensic Investigations A.A.S.

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Forensic Investigations provides a unique alternative to traditional criminal justice programs and is designed to develop occupational competence for entry into public law enforcement and/or private investigative fields. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Locate, document and collect physical evidence at a crime scene
  • Insure the chain of custody is maintained
  • Properly mark all evidence prior to collection and account for it at all times until the crime is solved

Transfer Agreements

Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Forensic Investigations A.A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.

Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*

Course Catalog

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Forensic Investigations A.A.S.

Job Opportunities

  • Forensic Investigator
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Crime Scene Examiner
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Private Investigator
  • Crime Laboratory Analyst
  • Medical Examiner
  • Forensic Engineer

Prior Felony Disclaimer

State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits Herkimer County Community College admission applications from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history. After acceptance, the College shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if such individual seeks campus housing or participation in clinical or field experiences, internships or study abroad programs. The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law.

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the academic division office of their intended academic program.


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