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Student Trainee Application for Forensic Anthropology and Clandestine Grave Recovery
Georgia Public Safety Training Center, Forsyth, GA

Introductory Fall Course Application Due - September 1 (must have attended Spring Course first)

Advanced Spring Course Application Due - Februrary 1

Forensic Anthropology and Clandestine Grave Recovery is a course offered twice a year to crime scene investigators across the state of Georgia. Undergraduate and graduate students from any recognized university may apply to attend the course as a trainee. 

The course is divided into two sections- two classroom days, followed by two field days. The classroom days cover the basic components of forensic anthropology and archaeological techniques. The two field days are designed to teach attendees about the systematic process of excavating and recovery of a clandestine grave. These days are labor intensive. Attending the course is free of charge. However, all accepted trainees are required to pay for their hotel, transportation, and food costs while staying Forsyth, Georgia.

This course is approximately 32 hours. If Student Trainees would like to use these hours towards an internship or senior research course at their university, arrangements must must be made with the home university prior to attending the course. 

Please keep in mind- this course is designed for professiional law enforcement officers and civilian investigators across the state. Student Trainees are expected to dress appropriately and act in a professional manner at all times. Failure to meet tjese standards may be cause for dismissal at any point during the course at the discretion of the instructor. 

Student Trainee Applications Require the Following

1. A copy of your trainscript (can be unofficial).

2. At least one recommendation letter from a faculty member with which you have worked        closely. 

3. The completed application. Download the application here.

Upcoming Course Dates: 

Introduction Course: March 30- April 2, 2020

Advanced Course: October 5-8, 2020 (must have attended the Spring course first)


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