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2011-2012 Academic Catalog 
2011-2012 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting and Financial Management Certificate of Technical Studies

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Financial Management and Accounting are two of the most important practices of management. This certificate program will help the student understand the basic practices in financial management and accounting; while building the basic systems and practices needed in a healthy organization. Organizational leaders and managers develop skills in accounting and financial management. Expecting others within or outside the organization to manage finances is clearly asking for trouble. This certificate program is designed to provide organizational leaders and managers with skills in financial management, critical areas of cash management and booking, which must be done according to certain financial controls to ensure integrity in the accounting process. The program will teach students how to generate financial statements (from booking journals) and analyze those statements to really understand the financial condition of the organization. Financial analysis shows the reality of the situation of the organization at a certain time or period.

Technical Programs in Crime Scene Management

The Crime Scene Management Program focuses on crime scene investigations and the collection, preservation, packaging, transportation, and documentation of physical evidence left at the crime scene. The program is an extension of LSUE's nationally recognized associate degree program in fire and emergency services and was also developed in conjunction with the associate degree program in criminal justice.

Professionals responding to crimes may be crime scene investigators, arson investigators, or evidence recovery technicians. Regardless of the job title, the forensic specialists handling crime scenes must be well versed in all areas of recognition, documentation, and recovery of physical evidence and must know how to preserve evidence for laboratory processing.

Students in the program learn the importance of correctly handling evidence from the outset of an investigation. An entire criminal investigation can hinge on the initial responder properly identifying and securing the scene to restrict access and prevent evidence destruction. Investigators must be able to collect both physical evidence and testimonies from witnesses to prove that a crime has been committed, to establish key elements of a crime, to link suspects to the crime, to identify a victim, and to exonerate the innocent.

All course work in the program must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Additionally, course substitutions will be highly restricted and can be approved only by the Head, Division of Health Sciences and Business Technology.

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