Cybercrime Investigation

Award: Certificate

This certificate is designed for current law enforcement and security employees to enhance their skills. Graduates of relevant law enforcement training programs may receive advanced standing credit for some requirements.

Program Information:

Minimum credits: 38

Length: 4 semesters part-time

Career opportunities:

  • Corrections Officer: $34,610 Job growth: 4%
  • Patrol Officer: $40,600 Job growth: 4%
  • *Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2015. BLS.gov

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Contact: 434.797.8402 or 434.797.8462

Program Outcomes:

Graduates will demonstrate the ability 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

Course Sequence

  Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
First Semester
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 0 3 3
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 0 3 3
ITE 116 Survey of Computer Software Applications 2 0 2 2
Total 12 0 12 12
Second Semester
ADJ 130 Introduction to Criminal Law 3 0 3 3
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3 0 3 3
ITN 276 Computer Forensics I 3 2 5 4
Total 9 2 11 10
Third Semester
ADJ 161 Introduction to Computer Crime 3 0 3 3
ITN 277 Computer Forensics II 3 0 3 3
Total 6 0 6 6
Fourth Semester
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law 3 0 3 3
SOC 236 Criminology 3 0 3 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 2 5 4
Total 9 2 11 10

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate in Cyber Crime Investigation: 38

For more information consult the College Catalog.

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