To access the databases from ON campus:
You should not be asked for login credentials if utilizing any of the computers on a Coastal Bend College campus.
To access the databases from OFF campus (this includes Dual Enrollment campuses):
Your login credentials will be as follows:
Username: Your CBC Email (Ex. Imastudent@study.coastalbend.edu)
Password: Your CBC email password (Ex. Your student ID number)
If you are having trouble logging in, or need additional login credentials, please call (361) 592-1615 Ext. 4084 or (361) 354-2737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workforce course of study is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to investigate, document, and collect physical evidence at various types of crime scenes. The student will study the science based disciplines found within the specialized Field of Forensic Science and Criminalistics and will prepare the student for employment as a Crime Scene Technician. Course emphasis will include a combination of criminal justice, natural sciences, psychology, and mathematics, as well as specialized courses concerned with crime scene analysis, documentation, collection techniques and reconstruction.
Criminalist careers are in high demand. Granted, the popularity of shows like CSI, Law & Order, and Bones brought forensic science into the mainstream. Still, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2021) has also noted an uptick in demand. From 2019 to 2029, forensic science technicians, who share a similar occupational title to criminalists, are projected to grow by 14 percent, a rate that is faster than the average for all occupations at 4 percent.
The two-year curriculum prepares students for employment in public or private agencies charged with the responsibility of public safety, crime prevention, crime investigation, criminal apprehension, offender rehabilitation, and confinement. Tech-Prep credit will be awarded using the CJLE or CJSA course prefix. For a listing of advisory committee members and additional information on Level One High School Dual Credit Certificates, please go to the Additional Information section of the Coastal Bend Catalog. Law Enforcement is an articulated high school credit program. Students who have successfully completed appropriate Law Enforcement courses in high school may be able to receive college credit for those courses.
The Associate of Arts/Associate of Science Field of Study: Criminal Justice degree program is a two-year course of study that covers the core materials needed to complete the first two years of a Texas four-year college or university’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) /Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. The AA-CJ/AS-CJ program is designed to parallel the student’s choice in a bachelor’s program at any Texas four-year college or university.
Become a Student at Coastal Bend College
|1. Enroll at Coastal Bend College|
|2. Apply for Financial Aid|
|3. Register for Classes|
|4. Buy the materials for your course|
|5. Have a great semester and stop by your campus library, we'd be happy to get to know you and help you throughout your time at CBC!|
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