Students enrolled in this program of study would obtain twenty-seven (27) to thirty (30) degree hours by completing basic law enforcement training at an ACLEST accredited academy and attending advanced courses presented by the Criminal Justice Institute of the University of Arkansas.

Technical Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation Degree Checklist


Course Requirements     ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
Criminal Justice Institute    27-30 
Computer Applications*     
Crime Scene Investigation Certificate of Proficiency     
Special Topics     
General Education Courses    9
CISS  1013  Introduction to Computers*  CPSI 1003  
ENGL  1013  Composition I (or) ENGL 1013  
ENGL 2253 Technical Writing
MATH  1053  College Algebra (or) MATH 1103  
MATH 1153 Quantitative Literacy MATH 1113
Total     36-39 

*Computer Applications course may be taken at either the Criminal Justice Institute or UACCH.


The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.