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Course outlines are provided here for your information and reference as they become available and have received the required approvals.

Available BCIT course outlines can be accessed by selecting the term, the course subject and the course number from the dropdown list(s) below. If outlines are available for your selected term and course, they will then be listed. If any of these steps don’t result in what you are looking for, it indicates that no outline is currently available. If you are looking for an outline from a current term please check back closer to the start of the course or consult another outline from a previous term.  Please keep in mind that the content from previous outlines may be different than current offerings of the course. For historical outlines not covered in this system please contact BCIT Library at 604-432-8370 to see if they have the outline you require.

The course outline is a statement of educational intent and direction, providing BCIT students with clear, concise, accurate and readily available information related to course content and administration. BCIT course outlines are governed by Policy 5403 and the creation of course outlines is subject to the procedure described in 5403-PR1.

Forensic Investigation - FSCT


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define forensic image analysis, digital enhancement, and key image processing terminology.
  • Use a non-destructive, forensically valid digital imaging workflow.
  • Describe current hardware and software applications used in digital imaging.
  • Use Photoshop to make color, brightness and contrast adjustments to crime scene, evidence and traffic collision photos.
  • Use Adobe Bridge to manage digital images in a forensics setting.
  • Digitally enhance and chart fingerprints, questioned documents, video and other images.
  • Size images to 1:1 or other specific sizes and make measurements from images.
  • Correct Pixel Aspect Ratio in analog and DVR images.
  • Calibrate monitors and printers for maximum color resolution and quality.
  • Use Photoshop Actions and custom workspaces to make Photoshop an efficient tool for forensic image analysis.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2010

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