COMPUTER FORENSICS

Computer Forensics Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree
Overview

The Computer Forensics Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree program trains students to analyze and recover electronic data relevant to criminal activity and investigations. This intermediate-level program combines lecture with laboratory-based training to recover and decrypt data as well as repair software and hardware. Students are taught computer security, fundamentals of operating system such as Linux and Windows, data analysis and recovery, and legal issues in computer forensics. Graduates are employed as forensic examiners, specialists or investigators.

Courses

92 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months

Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Course Titles Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 92
ACT 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BUS 224 Professional Development 4
CSC 105 Introduction to Programming 4
CSC 146 Legal Issues in Forensics 4
CSC 147 Forensics I 4
CSC 200 Principles of Technology 4
CSC 240 Visual Programming 4
CSC 247 Forensics II 4
CSC 248 Digital Forensic Analysis 4
ENG 101 Composition I 4
ENG 102 Composition II 4
FYE 101 Information Literacy 4
GEN 215 Human Dynamics 4
MNE 108 Computer Hardware Fundamentals 4
MNE 109 Computer Network Fundamentals 4
MNE 111 Administrating Windows 4
MNE 203 Introduction to Linux 4
MNE 213 Computer Security Fundamentals 4
MTH 101 College Mathematics 4
MTH 201 College Algebra 4
PSA 102 Introduction to Legal Systems 4
PSY 214 Introduction to Psychology 4
SOC 214 Introduction to Sociology 4
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What are some websites with more information on the Computer Network Security & Forensics field?

http://www.nsa.gov/ America’s code breakers and code makers, the core missions of the NSA and CSS are to protect U.S. national security systems and to produce foreign signal intelligence information. Their website includes cryptologic heritage and historical information on the agency and its evolvement.

http://www.staysafeonline.org/ The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the pre-eminent public-private partnership working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), corporate sponsors and partners and nonprofit collaborators to promote cyber security awareness for home users, small and medium sized businesses, and primary and secondary education.

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