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Medicolegal Death Investigation, TD

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Bossier Parish Community College and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences recognize the increasing demand for qualified, trained personnel with policing skills in local and regional law enforcement and corrections facilities. 

Program Review
BPCC offers the Technical Diploma in Mediolegal Death Investigation.  Law enforcement and coroner’s agencies encourage enrollment in this diploma program by offering career advantages to college-educated candidates and professionals. This diploma focuses on specialized training related to criminal investigation with an emphasis on forensic skills necessary for death scene investigation whether by natural or unnatural causes. 

General Degree Information
Graduates receive a total of 45 hours of college credit for completion of course work required for the Technical Diploma in Mediolegal Death Investigation.  The Technical Diploma will complement the Criminal Justice AAS program and is a ‘stackable’ diploma with the CJ AAS in Medicolegal Death Investigation concentration and may count toward a baccalaureate at colleges and universities electing to accept the transferred course(s).

Learning Outcomes:
Recipients of the Technical Diploma in Medicolegal Death Investigation will have demonstrated:

  1. The skills required for entry-level employment in the criminal justice profession;
  2. The skills to comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize information related to their area of responsibility by demonstrating their expertise;
  3. The application of the skills necessary to prepare written reports and the ability to make effective oral presentations;
  4. Effective verbal and written communication with the public, staff, and administration by documenting activities, maintaining databases, and effective performance;
  5. The ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate job-related task in the profession of law enforcement.
  6. The ability to communicate successfully within the criminal justice profession using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills;
  7. Competency in the performance of skills required for entry-level employment and skills to perform rudimentary death investigations.
  8. The knowledge required to apply for the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation National Registry Examination

Required courses for the Technical Diploma in Mediolegal Death Investigation:

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Total Credit Hours: 45

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Additionally, students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course required in the curriculum to earn the Technical Diploma in Mediolegal Death Investigation.

This degree can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction. Contact your academic advisor for details.

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