Forensic Science Training
Training Is in Our DNA
Providing forensic science training is a core capability of NFSTC. From members of U.S. Special Forces, to preparing forensic scientists who work in State crime labs, NFSTC brings high quality training to professionals who are on the front lines of public safety. Contact us at email@example.com about the services below or to learn how NFSTC can build the training your organization needs.
NFSTC’s Introduction to CSI online course is now available with no application required. Developed for new crime scene investigators and law enforcement first responders, and those interested in crime scene investigation, the training offers a step-by-step introduction to scene processing and evidence collection. An introduction to crime scene photography is also included. Only $129.
NFSTC offers high-quality Forensic Biological Screening and DNA analyst training which builds upon the academic foundation developed by NFSTC for the National Institute of Justice as part of www.dna.gov. Our training can include your choice of specialized workshops, hands-on exercises and assessments.
Many NFSTC projects are available online to round out your forensic science knowledge.
NFSTC has a wealth of experience in the development of forensic training programs. NFSTC developed curriculum for degree programs at St. Petersburg College, the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida. In addition, NFSTC has developed and delivered numerous training programs through the National Institute of Justice, including multimedia training for the DNA Initiative (available online at http://dna.gov/training/otc/). In 2008 alone, NFSTC received four competitively awarded cooperative agreements from the Office of Justice Programs to develop training programs in the areas of DNA analysis, crime scene investigation and pattern evidence training.
NFSTC’s subject matter experts provide instruction in a comprehensive range of forensic disciplines including toxicology, chemistry, microscopy, arson and explosives, firearms examination, DNA analysis and more. Complementing the in-house staff is a network of more than 180 subject matter experts who can provide instruction covering the complete continuum of forensic disciplines.
NFSTC employs a dedicated team of instructional designers who work with subject matter experts to develop curriculum that can be delivered via instructor-led training classes or through online distance learning programs.
“One of the best instructors I’ve ever had, highly knowledgeable, entertaining and realistic in terms of law enforcement.” (Essentials of Crime Scene Investigation)
~Lt. Nicholas Zeoli
Rockland (MA) Police Dept. in the Rockland Standard
Several NFSTC classes are delivered using a blended learning approach, in which students complete preparatory work online before attending classroom- and scenario-based instruction at the NFSTC training facility in Largo. This approach enables all trainees to acquire the same level of fundamental knowledge about the area of study and reinforces skills learned in the classroom environment. In addition to maximizing class preparation, assessment and results, this method of delivery minimizes time away from the job.
NFSTC presented a poster with additional information about blended learning at the 2010 National Institute of Justice conference.