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2015-16 College Catalog

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Information Technology - Computer Forensics Technology - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

Application Code 308

For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH 239—443-518-1520.

This curriculum is a guide for transferring to four-year institutions, such as University of Baltimore, Champlain College, or the University of Maryland University College to complete a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. Students are advised to check the requirements of the major at the institution to which they intend to transfer. This program is for students who plan to pursue entry-level careers in the emerging field of computer forensics or are seeking advanced skill in the examination and preservation of electronic evidence using computer forensics standards and documentation. Computer Forensics involves the examination and preservation of electronic evidence for use in legal proceedings, administrative hearings, information technology, and business. The program fully maps to the eight knowledge domains as currently specified by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). 

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-143Precalculus I

3

-or higher core course

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3

-Any General Education Core Course

2

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
CFOR-101Computer Forensics I

3

CFOR-200Computer Forensics II

3

CFOR-210Computer Forensics III

3

CFOR-250Computer Network Forensic Technology

3

CMSY-105Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices I

3

CMSY-158Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification

3

CMSY-219Operating Systems

3

CRIM-101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRIM-108Cyber Law Ethical Practices

3

CRIM-210Evidence and Procedure

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Utilize software, procedures, and various forensic tools used in computer forensics.

2. Demonstrate the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot and apply security configurations to various network devices.

3. Apply forensics principles to acquire, authenticate, and extract digital evidence from various digital media using computer forensics tools.

4. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning in business practices.