Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time
Computer Forensics — Associate in Applied Science Degree (64 credits)
IT Security and Audit Control - Certificate (16 credits)
Computer Forensics — Certificate (16 credits)
Data Recovery and Video Forensics — Certificate (16 credits)
Century's Computer Forensics program prepares you for careers in computer science, information assurance, computer incident, investigation, cyberspace ethics and computer law. Computer Forensics is the process of methodically examining computer media for evidence, including the collection, preservation, analysis, and presentation of computer related evidence. After graduation, you may assist with organizations that must protect their proprietary interests or investigate computer activities, employers with civil litigations, or law enforcement agencies in combating cyber-terrorism and other crimes. Computer evidence may also be relevant in human resources, employment proceedings, civil disputes and criminal cases. You could find yourself working in a broad spectrum of jobs. If you are interested in government and law enforcement, you could find employment with a local or state police department. You could also work in the federal government with FBI, CIA, or various military branches. If you’re interested in a corporate environment, you could find employment with a Fortune 500 company, working alongside IT professionals on company policy violations.
Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.
Computer Forensic Analyst
Digital Forensic Examiner/Investigator
Video Forensics Examiner
Entry-level positions start in the $43,000 per year range, with opportunities for promotion as you gain more work experience and subsequent certifications. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov job opportunities for forensic scientists are expected to grow by more than 22% by the year 2018. www.PayScale.com reports that the median annual salary for a law enforcement forensic analyst is $40,000 a year, depending on experience. Forensic scientists employed by federal agencies typically earn higher salaries than those employed by state and local agencies.
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Program Prerequisites for ALL awards
Assessment score placement in MATH 0070, or completion of MATH 0030 with a grade of C or higher, assessment score placement in ENGL 1021, or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher, and assessment score placement in RDNG 1000, or completion of RDNG 0090 with a grade of C or higher.
Additional Prerequisites for IT Security and Audit Control Certificate
Completion of MCST 1013, MCST 2011, ITT 1031, ITT 2031 and ITT 2010 with a grade of C or higher OR MCP Client OS, MCP Server and CCNA OR Network+ industry certification OR Instructor consent.
Additional Prerequisites for Data Recovery and Video Forensics Certificate
Completion of CFIT 2070, CFIT 2080, CFIT 2081 with a grade of C or higher OR Instructor consent.
- Introduction to Computer Forensics
- Computer Investigative Law for Forensic Analysts
- Open Source Forensics Methodology
- Computer and Network Hacker Techniques I
- Principles of Information Security
- Network Security Fundamentals
- PC Hardware and Software
- Supporting Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
- Supporting Microsoft Windows 2008 Server
- Linux Operating System