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    Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 | Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 | Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice/Computer Forensics | A.A.S.



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Transfer Agreements  

The Criminal Justice/Computer Forensics 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
appreciate the value of general education in any criminal justice environment;
communicate effectively, meeting the standards for criminal justice performance;
develop proficiency in carrying out the skills required of a criminal justice officer;
use current knowledge of criminal justice practices to meet the demands of the work environment;
think critically to meet the requirements of the criminal justice profession;
practice the ethical standards of the criminal justice profession;
show professionalism and effective interpersonal skills as a part of the criminal justice team and a member of the criminal justice profession;
demonstrate an understanding of and develop an appreciation for the continuous learning required to practice in the criminal justice field;
accept diversity in the criminal justice environment and assess the ability to provide criminal justice services equally to all clients;
examine the tools used for forensics analysis;
utilize the tools for forensics analysis;
analyze and develop processes and procedures to report forensics findings;
demonstrate an understanding of both technical and nontechnical methods used for espionage; and
demonstrate an ability to successfully perform forensics analysis, develop proper reports of the findings and appropriately present the reports.

Semester 1


  CIS 110S Computer Concepts and Applications    3     ►Meet with advisor to establish student education plan, two-way communication and academic partnership.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
►CIS 110S must be taken in Semester 1, to advance into balance of CIS courses.
  CIS 211S Operating System Concepts   3    
  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication     3    
  ENG 121S Composition I      3    
  PSY 121S Introduction to Psychology   3    
  Credit Hours 15    

Semester 2


  CIS 214S Networking Essentials     3     ►Meet with transfer institution advisor for proper selection of writing elective, if applicable.
  CIS 215S Microcomputer Hardware   3    
  PSY 221S Abnormal Psychology     3    
  SOC 224S Race & Ethnicity   3    
  Credit Hours 12      

Semester 3 [Summer]


  PHI 123S Introduction to Ethics     3     ►The Academy begins in July and January. Application packets must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to start.
  Mathematics Elective 1  3    
  Credit Hours 6    
  1See AAS mathematics requirement.      

Semester 4


  CRJ 111S Introduction to Criminal Justice       3 C   ►Meet with Career Services.
►Meet with transfer institution advisor for proper selection of mathematics elective, if applicable.

►The Academy begins in July and January. Application packets must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to start.
  CRJ 112S Criminal Law       3 C  
  CYB 238S Computer Forensics Essentials      3 C  
  Writing Elective1   3    
  OR      
  CYB 238S Computer Forensics Essentials      3 C  
  POA 270S Police Officer Academy I   13 C  
  Credit Hours 12-16    
  1Refer to AAS general education requirements.        

Semester 5


  CYB 239S Advanced Computer Forensics    3 C   ►Submit graduation application.
►Advisor reviews student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
  CRJ 290S Criminal Justice Capstone  OR 3    
  CRJ 291L Internship Experience  AND 2    
  CRJ 291R Internship Seminar   1    
  Technical Electives1 9    
  OR      
  CYB 239S Advanced Computer Forensics  1 3 C  
  POA 275S Police Officer Academy II 1 13 C  
  Credit Hours 15-16    
  1ART 165S, BUS 110S, BUS 116S, BUS 221S, CRJ 211S, CRJ 212S, CRJ 213S, CRJ 299S, PSY 225S, REL 121S, SOC 115S, SSV 111S, SSV 112S, SSV 212S, or SSV 214S.

Total Credit Hours | 60-65


NOTE:  Students seeking employment as police officers should follow the Police Academy track in semesters 3 and 4.