Forensic Science

Course Description

This course discusses techniques used by forensic scientists in identification, collection, comparison, and analysis of different types of physical evidence from crime scenes. The course is intended for the non-science major seeking a law enforcement career but it is useful to all students interested in the field of forensic science. Emphasis will be given to trace evidence, DNA evidence, bloodstain patterns, firearms, tool marks, fingerprints, questioned documents, drugs, arson, explosives, computer forensics, and courtroom expert witness testimony. This is a combined content lecture and skill-building crime lab utilization course.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
37406 ADMJ 84 01Z ··W···· 06:00 PM-07:50 PM Jeremiah Garrido ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-01-03 to 2022-03-25.

Footnote Information

ADMJ-084.-01Z-: This is an online class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. Recordings of the class meetings will be available. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273.
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