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Forensic Identification

Tuition fee CA$17,027 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,584), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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The only program of its kind in Ontario, the Forensic Identification graduate certificate provides you with leading-edge forensic knowledge and skills for public and private policing. As the only graduates of this program in the province, it is designed for students who are interested in becoming frontline investigators. The program’s unique hands-on approach provides expert instruction utilizing the most modern criminal forensic technology within a specialized curriculum. You will study advanced fingerprint development and analysis, physical matching of footwear and tool marks, digital photography, DNA and blood profiling, forensic interviewing, fraudulent document examination, rules of evidence, and trial procedure.

Training takes place in a state-of-the-art crime scene studio and forensic lab located at the Humber Centre for Justice Leadership. This innovative facility features a simulation lab for processing forensic evidence from staged crime scenes including photography, fingerprint development, advanced evidence collection techniques, and digital crime scene mapping. The centre also features four interviewing labs for practising interviewing techniques and assessing credibility. Finally, your forensic investigation skills and knowledge are put to the test in our mock courtroom.

What Makes This Program Different?

While there are several universities that offer forensic programs with a theoretical science-based curriculum, Humber is the only public college in Canada that provides a comprehensive hands-on approach to forensic identification.

From day one, we’ll have you in our state-of-the-art labs, such as our crime scene lab, forensic studio, interview rooms, and our realistic mock courtroom, working on a variety of engaging forensic-based projects. In two semesters, you’ll develop career-ready skills in forensics, making you a highly desirable candidate to employers in the Criminal Justice field.

Is This Program Right for You?

  • Are you an analytical thinker?
  • Able to work under pressure?
  • Detail- and task-oriented?
  • Articulate and systematic?
  • Flexible in your expectations of working conditions?
  • Able to remain calm, focused, detailed, and on-task in the face of disturbing, stressful and tragic circumstances?

If the answer is yes to all of the above, then you would make a perfect candidate for this program.

Projects You’ll Work On

In this program, you’ll learn by doing. In our heavily project-based curriculum, you’ll develop expertise in forensic identification skills. Some projects you’ll be working on include:

  • Casting footwear impressions
  • Creating diagrams
  • Blood Spatter Experiments
  • Forensic Exhumation of a Body
  • Mock Disaster Scene
  • Creating a Crime Scene Model
  • Mock Crime Scene taken through the investigation and into a Mock Court Room

Watch the video to find out about what Forensic Identification students learn at Humber and about the live labs they have access to.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment in public law enforcement such as municipal, provincial or federal police and regulatory agencies, border services, transit services, or correctional services. Graduates may wish to work as a civilian employee of a police service, a uniformed police officer as a scenes-of-crime officer, or in specialized units such as forensic identification or criminal investigations. They may also find employment in private policing as a corporate or insurance investigator.

Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States