California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
This one-week (38-hour) course will presents a comprehensive overview of the theory and practical application of gas chromatograph (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) instrumentation in forensic toxicology. Topics to be presented include capillary chromatography theory and operation, basic mass spectrometer theory and operation, instrumental set-up and configuration, use of GC and GC/MS in forensic toxicology, as well as qualitative and quantitative analyses. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding by successfully completing a number of laboratory exercises and by achieving passing scores on daily quizzes. Priority admission to this course will be afforded to California public crime laboratory personnel. It is directed towards those who are currently assigned responsibility for forensic toxicological analyses. Each class is limited to 12 students. This course is POST reimbursable, Plan IV.
Classroom lectures, audiovisual presentations, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises.
Successful completion of Forensic Toxicology - Basic Concepts (T101) or consent of the course coordinator.
Pre-course reading material may be provided.
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of members of qualifying professional organizations. A $600.00 tuition fee is required for all other public agencies, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.