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    Aug 08, 2020  
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice/Computer Forensics Option, A.A.S.

The Criminal Justice/Computer Forensics degree option is a two-year program combining criminal justice with network and computer security. Students will take courses to prepare them to detect illegal network acts and learn how to obtain and ready evidence for prosecution of criminal acts.

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Appreciate the value of general education in any criminal justice environment;
  2. Communicate effectively, meeting the standards for criminal justice performance;
  3. Develop proficiency in carrying out the skills required of a criminal justice officer;
  4. Use current knowledge of criminal justice practices to meet the demands of the work environment;
  5. Think critically to meet the requirements of the criminal justice profession;
  6. Practice the ethical standards of the criminal justice profession;
  7. Show professionalism and effective interpersonal skills as a part of the criminal justice team and a member of the criminal justice profession;
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of and develop an appreciation for the continuous learning required to practice in the criminal justice field;
  9. Accept diversity in the criminal justice environment and assess the ability to provide criminal justice services equally to all clients.
  10. Examine the tools used for forensics analysis;
  11. Utilize the tools for forensics analysis;
  12. Analyze and develop processes and procedures to report forensics findings;
  13. Demonstrate an understanding of both technical and nontechnical methods used for espionage;
  14. Demonstrate an ability to successfully perform forensics analysis, develop proper reports of the findings and appropriately present the reports.

Total Credit Hours: 64

1 Select from ENG 125S , BUS 223S , or ENG 122S .
2 See AAS mathematics requirement .

Students who do not wish to attend the police office academy may substitute alternate coursework to tailor the degree to fit their individual educational and professional goals.  Examples of alternate coursework include, but are not limited to, the following: CRJ 211S , CRJ 212S , SSV 211S , SSV 212S , SOC 225S , PSY 225S , PSY 227S , PSY 230S , PLS 225S .