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Computer Forensics Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Principles of Internet and Information Security CIT118 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Introduction to Computer Forensics CIT121 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Information Security and Assurance CIT219 3 CIT268
Advanced Computer Forensics CIT221 3 CIT121 and CIT268
Criminal Law CRJ103 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Evidence and Court Procedures CRJ202 3 CRJ101 and CRJ103 and CRJ208 and ENG111 or Chair approval
Criminal Justice Elective 3
Computer Elective 3
Computer or Criminal Justice Elective 3
Total Credits 27

Demonstrated knowledge of IT skills through work experience or course work, is required for entrance to this program. Permission of Department Chair or program coordinator is required for non-coursework experience.

Program Overview

Computer Forensics is the name for a field of study and practice that incorporates many areas of expertise including but not limited to hard drive and mobile device analysis, and computer crime investigation.

This certificate provides to the Information Technology and Criminal Justice professionals the opportunity to obtain basic knowledge, training and skills in Computer Forensics.

Career Outlook

This Certificate Program is designed to align with the law enforcement, public safety, private industry and homeland security needs to ensure consistent, current and flexible training in the emerging technology field of Computer and Digital Forensics.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Image and analyze the evidence found on a hard drive including file system analysis.
  • Analyze digital evidence including evidence found in the seizure of cell phones, PDA’s and other mobile devices.