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Cyber Forensics Technology - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Information Technology Area of Study

Application Code 315

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 and/or Computer and Digital Forensics. 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 cyber forensics or are seeking advanced skill in the examination and preservation of electronic evidence using cyber forensics standards and documentation. Cyber 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).

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

CFOR-101Computer Forensics I

3

CMSY-105Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices I

3

CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3

MATH-143Precalculus I

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
CFOR-200Computer Forensics II

3

CMSY-158Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification

3

CMSY-162Introduction to Network Security Systems

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-204Taking Your Business Mobile

3

CFOR-210Computer Forensics III

3

CMSY-219Operating Systems

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Science Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
CFOR-250Computer Network Forensic Technology

3

CMSY-172Introduction to Programming with JavaScript

3

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

-Any General Education Core Course

2

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Utilize software, procedures, and various forensic tools used in computer forensics.
  2. 2. Demonstrate the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot and apply security configurations to various network devices.
  3. 3. Apply forensics principles to acquire, authenticate, and extract digital evidence from various digital media using computer forensics tools.
  4. 4. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning in business practices.