Classroom lectures, group discussions, and practical laboratory exercises.
Students will strive to demonstrate mastery of mass spectra data interpretation, absorption theory and techniques, sample comparison and identification, and macro-programming. The goal is to give the students an advanced-level understanding of the range of materials encountered in fire debris and their reliable and accurate analysis and reporting.
Completion of C151 (Intro Analysis of Ignitable Liquids) or equivalent. Participants must be familiar with the basic principles of organic chemistry, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry ignitable liquids and fire debris analysis.
Pre-course reading materials may be offered.
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $480.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.
Checks may be made payable to CA State Department of Justice.