TEEX, through the Texas Forensic Science Academy (TFSA), and Blinn College are now offering a Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program for Blinn College students. Students participating in the program will receive high-quality forensic technical training to prepare them for employment in the forensic industry.

The Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) consists of 272 hours of specialized forensic training. It is delivered during a collegiate semester through eLearning, traditional classroom instruction and practical application.  Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive 18 hours of collegiate credit through Blinn College and a Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management Professional Certificate through the TEEX – Texas Forensic Science Academy.

Application for CTISP is online through the TEEX Student Portal.  A Federal Criminal History Background Check must be submitted as part of the application process.


Funding Options: DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types: Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Category Course # Course Title Description Division
Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management FIV150 Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills
The Spring 2023 program, class dates of 01/17/2023 to 05/11/2023, is shown above as LS FIV150 9 in the schedule.Those who investigate and process crime scenes perform a critical role in the criminal justice system as their findings are the underpinnings of criminal casework that determine verdicts of guilt or innocence. The Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) is a blended learning opportunity consisting of 272 hours of specialized forensic training. Participants learn sound, field-tested, current methodologies and technical skills rooted in science-based practices. This application-intensive program instructs participants how to effectively identify, document, collect and process evidence found at crime scenes as preparation for employment in the forensic industry.
CTISP is delivered through a collegiate semester-based course offering schedule and consists of a mixture of eLearning courses, traditional classroom instruction and practical application. Participants have dual enrollment in the TEEX Texas Forensic Science Academy (TFSA) and Blinn College. Upon successful completion of this program, participants receive 18 hours of collegiate credit through Blinn College and a Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management professional certificate through the TEEX Texas Forensic Science Academy.The course fees for CTISP total $5,480.00 This amount is paid directly to Blinn College by the participant. The Federal Criminal History Background Check totaling $50.00 is a separate fee paid directly to TEEX by the participant (unless the participant makes arrangements for another provider to conduct the background check). This fee, regardless of result or admittance into CTISP, is non-refundable.
Participants enrolling in this program musts be admitted to Blinn College as a student. If you are not yet enrolled at Blinn College, please visit: http://www.blinn.edu/admissions/steps-to-apply.html to apply. Note: TEEX Academy participants currently attending Blinn College, or for those that it has been less than one full semester since last attending Blinn College, do not need to reapply. Those participants who have attended Blinn College beyond that time in the past, but attended no colleges since, still need to apply; no transcripts will be needed in this instance. If you have any questions about the Blinn College requirements, please contact Robert Stanberry at (979) 209-7399 or [email protected]
Sallie Mae funding is now available as a funding source to be able to attend CTISP. Refer to “Other Information” at the end of this page for instructions on how to apply. Show less
The Spring 2023 program, class dates of 01/17/2023 to 05/11/2023, is shown above as LS FIV150 9 in the schedule.Those who investigate and process crime scenes perform a critical role in the criminal justice system as their findings are the underpinnings of criminal casework that determine… Show more
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Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management FIV151 Foundations of Forensic Photography
Photography is a critical element in the documentation of criminal investigations. This course addresses the basic concepts of photography and their application to professional investigative documentation. For the final project, participants have the opportunity to capture photographs at a simulated crime scene, acting in the traditional role of an investigator for the case.
This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for Texas Forensic Science Academy Foundations of Forensic Photography course #667369, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX’s Texas Forensic Science Academy. Show less
Photography is a critical element in the documentation of criminal investigations. This course addresses the basic concepts of photography and their application to professional investigative documentation. For the final project, participants have the opportunity to capture photographs at a… Show more
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Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management FIV152 Forensic Photography I
Capturing evidence and documenting the crime scene through skilled photography techniques is crucial to a proper criminal investigation. This course will address the basic concepts of photography and their application to professional crime scene documentation. Course instruction will be through lecture, case review, and practical exercises.
This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography Course #40053, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX’s Texas Forensic Science Academy. Show less
Capturing evidence and documenting the crime scene through skilled photography techniques is crucial to a proper criminal investigation. This course will address the basic concepts of photography and their application to professional crime scene documentation. Course instruction will be… Show more
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Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management FIV153 Crime Scene Investigation
Proper crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and documentation are key components to any criminal investigation. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for conducting investigations ranging from general crime scene investigations to death investigations. Course instruction is through lecture and case review with emphasis on practical application.
This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Intermediate Crime Scene Course #2106, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX’s Texas Forensic Science Academy. Show less
Proper crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and documentation are key components to any criminal investigation. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for conducting investigations ranging from general crime scene investigations to death… Show more
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Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management FIV154 Forensic Photography II
Once an investigator has mastered basic forensic photography, there are advanced skills and techniques that can allow for greater effectiveness in documenting crime scenes and physical evidence. Participants will learn photographic techniques such as low light/nighttime, ultraviolet, infrared, and laser photography. Course instruction is through lecture, case review, and application exercises.
This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography II Course #40054, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX’s Texas Forensic Science Academy. Show less
Once an investigator has mastered basic forensic photography, there are advanced skills and techniques that can allow for greater effectiveness in documenting crime scenes and physical evidence. Participants will learn photographic techniques such as low light/nighttime, ultraviolet, infrared,… Show more
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Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management FIV155 Latent Print Processing
Even with the advent of DNA and other forensic technologies, fingerprints continue to be one of the single most important methods for biometric identification and criminal investigation. During this course, participants will receive information and learn techniques and methods for processing latent fingerprints. Students will learn how to enhance visible fingerprints from crime scenes, as well as from physical evidence. Course instruction is through lecture and practical laboratory application.
This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Latent Print Processing Course #40055, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX’s Texas Forensic Science Academy. Show less
Even with the advent of DNA and other forensic technologies, fingerprints continue to be one of the single most important methods for biometric identification and criminal investigation. During this course, participants will receive information and learn techniques and methods for processing… Show more
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Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management FIV156 Basic Property Technician
Collecting and storing evidence is a crucial aspect of an investigation. This online course will teach participants how to properly manage and store property and evidence for investigative purposes. Participants will also complete interactive scenarios by applying Texas law and proven practices developed by the Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians (TAPEIT). The practices learned in this course may be superseded by your agency departmental policy.
This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Basic Property Technician Course #40062, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX’s Texas Forensic Science Academy. Show less
Collecting and storing evidence is a crucial aspect of an investigation. This online course will teach participants how to properly manage and store property and evidence for investigative purposes. Participants will also complete interactive scenarios by applying Texas law and proven… Show more
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Forensic Investigation & Evidence Management FIV157 Basic Criminal Investigation (Online)
This online course prepares participants for their transition from a traditional patrol/traffic function to an investigative position, such as a detective. The Basic Criminal Investigation course is also appropriate for those agencies that require officers to perform both patrol and investigative functions. From the initial response to case prosecution, officers will learn how to manage a wide variety of common criminal investigations. Emphasis is placed on preparation of affidavits, procurement and execution of search and arrest warrants, interview and interrogation procedures, and rules governing the collection and preservation of evidence. Additionally, participants will learn case preparation techniques and unique aspects of special topic investigations, such as narcotics, property crimes, and crimes against persons.
This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Basic Criminal Investigation Course #40051, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX’s Texas Forensic Science Academy. Show less
This online course prepares participants for their transition from a traditional patrol/traffic function to an investigative position, such as a detective. The Basic Criminal Investigation course is also appropriate for those agencies that require officers to perform both patrol and… Show more
Online ILEPSE Learn More about Basic Criminal Investigation (Online)
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