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Killeen ISD set to launch new course for students in Criminal Investigation

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 15:05:56-05

Killeen ISD students interested in careers in law enforcement will get a chance to process crime scenes, conduct criminal investigations and collect evidence in a new course.

Although it won't exactly be CSI Killeen, Superintendent John Craft said the new course will provide relevant and interesting career studies that will lead to good jobs.  

“We are always looking to be innovative with our curriculum and to provide the courses and the instruction that will keep students engaged and in school and prepare them for success upon graduation,” Dr. Craft said.

The school board is expected to give final approval to the plan at its regular meeting Tuesday, December 11. The public part of the meeting starts at 6 p.m.

The new course will introduce students to the profession of criminal investigation. Students will understand basic functions of criminal investigations and procedures and will learn how to investigate or follow-up during investigations. Students will learn terminology and procedures related to criminal investigations, crime scene processing, evidence collection, fingerprinting, and courtroom presentations.

The Criminal Investigation course will start next school year at the KISD Career Center.

Criminal Investigation is not the only new course planned for next year. The board is expected to also approve a new course in Fashion Marketing. The course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the various business functions in the fashion industry. 

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