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    May 29, 2023  
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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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

  CIT 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.
►Student must take CIT 110S in order to take the CIT sequence for the next 3 semesters.
  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication     3    
  CRJ 111S Introduction to Criminal Justice     3 C  
  ENG 121S Composition I      3    
  PSY 121S Introduction to Psychology   3    
  Credit Hours 15    

Semester 2

  CIT 211S Operating System Concepts     3     ►Student to meet with transfer advisor at four-year school for proper selection of writing elective.
  CIT 214S Networking Essentials     3    
  CIT 215S Microcomputer Hardware   3    
  CRJ 112S Criminal Law     3 C  
  SOC 115S Juvenile Delinquency       3    
  Writing Elective1 3    
  Credit Hours 18      
  1To be chosen from ENG 125S, BUS 223S or ENG 122S.  

Semester 3

  CIT 242S Computer Forensics Essentials       3 C   ►Student should meet with Career Services.
►Student to meet with transfer advisor at four-year school for proper selection of mathematics elective.
  PHI 123S Introduction to Ethics       3    
  PSY 221S Abnormal Psychology      3    
  Math Elective 1  3    
  Credit Hours 12    
  1Refer to AAS general educations requirements.        

Semester 4

  CIT 243S Advanced Computer Forensics    3 C   ►Student to submit graduation application.
►Advisor to review student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
►Academies begin in July and January.  Application packets must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to start.
  POA 270S Police Officer Academy I  ♦ 8 C  
  POA 275S Police Officer Academy II  ♦ 8 C  
  Credit Hours 19    

Total Credit Hours | 64

♦ Students who do not wish to attend the police officer academy may substitute alternate coursework to tailor the degree to fit their professional goals. Alternate coursework includes, but is not limited to CRJ 211S, CRJ 212S, SSV 211S, SSV 212S, SOC 225S, PSY 225S, PSY 227S, PSY 230S or PLS 225S. 

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