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    Jun 22, 2024  
2019-2020 | Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Career Outlook 

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.
  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

  CIS 211S Operating System Concepts     3     ►Meet with transfer institution advisor for proper selection of writing elective, if applicable.
  CIS 214S Networking Essentials     3    
  CIS 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

  CYB 238S Computer Forensics Essentials       3 C   ►Meet with Career Services.
►Meet with transfer institution advisor for proper selection of mathematics elective, if applicable.
  PHI 123S Introduction to Ethics       3    
  PSY 221S Abnormal Psychology      3    
  Mathematics Elective 1  3    
  Credit Hours 12    
  1Refer to AAS general educations requirements.        

Semester 4

  CYB 239S Advanced Computer Forensics    3 C   ►Submit graduation application.
►Advisor reviews student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
►The Academy begins in July and January. Application packets must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to start.
  POA 270S Police Officer Academy I 1 8 C  
  POA 275S Police Officer Academy II 1 8 C  
  Credit Hours

  1Students choosing to not attend the peace officer academy may substitute alternate coursework tailored to their personal goal(s), including-but not limited to-CRJ 211S, CRJ 212S, PLS 225S, PSY 225S, PSY 227S, PSY 230S, SOC 225S, SSV 211S or SSV 212S.

Total Credit Hours | 64

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