CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Forensic Technology (8409/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8409
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:None
New for 2018: Forensic science plays a crucial role in today’s civil and criminal cases by collecting, documenting, testing and analyzing crime scene evidence using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques. This course provides an introduction to students who might be interested in forensic science careers in toxicology, serology, controlled substances, latent fingerprints, firearm/tool mark, DNA and document analysis, among others.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    • Emergency and Fire Management Services
    • Law Enforcement Services
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.