816 S. Walter Reed Drive
Arlington, VA 22204
Fax: 703-228-5815
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Forensic Technology

Forensic Technologies


Anne Cupero, Instructor

The first class of its kind offered in Arlington County, Forensic Technologies gives students a survey of the many forensic disciplines. Students process mock crime scenes, test DNA, measure bones, study death investigation, and learn how to use deductive reasoning to bring a criminal case to its best solution. This is a great class to see how science can be put to use in the real world AND to prepare for college!

Students participating in the Forensic Technologies program can receive / qualify for:

  • SKILLS-- according to the Virginia State Competency List for Forensic Technologies.
  • EXPERIENCE--through the Career Center's PRIME and Job Internship Programs.


• Arlington County Police Department
• Bode Research Laboratory
• D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office
• Drug Enforcement Agency
• Federal Bureau of Marshals
• Marymount University
• Metro Transit Police
• NOVA Cadaver Laboratory
• Smithsonian Institution – Anthropology Department
• Virginia Institute of Forensic Science


The Forensic Technologies Program at the Arlington Career Center is enriched by a remarkable list of industry experts who come and speak to the students, as well as industry partners who host the students on field trips (see box on upper right of this page).

This real taste of the exciting field of Forensic Technologies may explain why almost half of our graduates go on to study forensic technology or a related field at the post-secondary level. To find out more, please contact Program Instructor Anne Cupero (listed above).


Christopher Newport University
College of Charleston
George Mason University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Mountain State University
Northern Virginia Community College
University of Delaware
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
West Virginia University

Last Modified on June 26, 2008