Cybercrime Investigation

Cybercrime Investigation, a 38-credit certificate program, will focus on cybercrime, computer forensics and network security, according to a news release from the college.

Web-based courses from the planned program are being offered during the fall semester. Cybercrime investigation will be the fourth specialization in the of justice program, according to the release.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete the cybercrime investigation certificate program will know how to:

  1. Investigate computer crimes and incidents and accurately analyze and report findings
  2. Prepare written computer-forensics investigation reports that are admissible in court
  3. Describe network components, protocols, architectures, and the application of current communication and networking technologies
  4. Acquire, recover, document and analyze information contained within and created by computer systems, including different operating systems and networks, computer devices, and digital devices including cellular telephones and digital cameras
  5. Identify the specifics of computer and network security exposures and vulnerabilities and the countermeasures available to prevent breaches and other system intrusions
  6. Help organizations increase awareness of security policies and procedures
  7. Collect, analyze and evaluate evidence data using industry-standard computer forensic software and hardware
  8. Collaborate with others to conduct a proper computer-forensics investigation
  9. Discuss and apply the rules of evidence and court procedures and apply the legal and ethical issues related to the acquisition and analysis of digital evidence

Curriculum Map:

Students who successfully complete the cybercrime investigation certificate program will know how to: Required Course 1 Required Course 2 Required Course 3 Required Course 4 Required Course 5 Required Course 6
Outcome 1
Investigate computer crimes and incidents and accurately analyze and report findings
ADJ 161 ITN 276 ITN 277 ADJ 100 ADJ 130 ADJ 227
Outcome 2
Prepare written computer-forensics investigation reports that are admissible in court
ITN 276 ITN 277 ADJ 130 ADJ 227 ADJ 100  
Outcome 3
Describe network components, protocols, architectures, and the application of current communication and networking technologies
ITE 116 ITN 276 ITN 277 ITN 260    
Outcome 4
Acquire, recover, document and analyze information contained within and created by computer systems, including different operating systems and networks, computer devices, and digital devices including cellular telephones and digital cameras
ITN 276 ITN 277 ADJ 161 ITN 260    
Outcome 5
Identify the specifics of computer and network security exposures and vulnerabilities and the countermeasures available to prevent breaches and other system intrusions
ITN 260 ADJ 161 ITN 276 ITN 277 ADJ 100  
Outcome 6
Help organizations increase awareness of security policies and procedures
ADJ 100 SOC 236 ADJ 161 ADJ 130 ADJ 227 ITE 116
Outcome 7
Collect, analyze and evaluate evidence data using industry-standard computer forensic software and hardware
ITN 276 ITN 277 ADJ 161      
Outcome 8
Collaborate with others to conduct a proper computer-forensics investigation
ITN 276 ITN 277 ITN 260 PSY 200 SOC 200 ITE 116
Outcome 9
Discuss and apply the rules of evidence and court procedures and apply the legal and ethical issues related to the acquisition and analysis of digital evidence
ADJ 130 ADJ 161 ADJ 227 ITN 276 ITN 277 ITN 260

Course Sequence

      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
ENG 111   College Composition I 3 0 3
PSY 200   Principles of Psychology 3 0 3
ADJ 100   Survey of Criminal Justice 3 0 3
ITE 116   Survey of Computer Software Applications 2 0 2
    Total 12 0 12
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
ADJ 130  

Introduction to Criminal Law

3 0 3
SOC 200   Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
ITN 276   Computer Forensics I 3 2 4
    Total 9 2 10
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
ADJ 161   Introduction to Computer Crime 3 0 3
ITN 277   Computer Forensics II 3 0 3
    Total 6 0 6
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fourth Semester      
ADJ 227  

Constitutional Law

3 0 3
SOC 236   Network Security Basics 3 0 3
ITN 260  

Criminology

3 2 4
    Total 9 2 10

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate in Cyber Crime Investigation: 38

For more information consult the College Catalog.

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