This 5-day (40-hour) course will provide students with information on short tandem repeat (STR) typing and will include: (1) intensive software training, (2) principles of PCR, (3) principles of electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis, (4) review of Identifiler loci, and (5) fragment sizing on different analytical platforms Each class is limited to 12 students.
Classroom lectures, group discussions, and laboratory exercises
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests.
SWGDAM specified classes: molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics, or approval of course coordinator
Pre-course reading material may be assigned.
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.