LCCC News

 New Forensic Science Program
Beginning with the fall 2017 semester, Luzerne County Community College will offer an associate in science (AS) degree in Forensic Science.

The new degree program is designed to prepare students with the required background for successful transfer to a baccalaureate program. The program includes courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, as well as the general education core. Students will study related theories in the classroom and conduct appropriate experiments in the College's laboratories. As part of the laboratory experience, students will use a variety of equipment including NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), IR (Infrared Radiation), and PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, forensic science technicians have a current median salary of $56,750 per year and are expected to experience a 27% job growth by 2024.

For more information, contact the LCCC Admissions Office at 570-740-0340 or 570-740-0334 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7340 or 7334.