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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2019-2020 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems - Computer Forensics and Security, A.A.S.

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Computer Information Systems - Computer Forensics and Security (315)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Computer Forensics and Security Program is designed to provide students with skills in the areas of criminology, data recovery, computer operating systems, network and PC security, cyber crime investigation, the collection and analysis of computer based evidence, ensuring the integrity of the chain of evidence, and preparing evidence for presentation in a court of law. Students will gain experience with professional investigative software and evidence gathering in a dedicated computer lab. A graduate of this program may seek employment as a Security Analyst; Computer Crime Investigator; Data Recovery Specialist; Computer Forensic Examiner; Computer Investigative Specialist; Information Systems Auditor; and Network Security Professional. Successful completion of this program may potentially lead to professional licensure. Licensure may be global, national, or state-specific. This program meets requirements for the State of Pennsylvania. Requirements for other states may vary.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a mastery of the computer forensics methodology and the concepts related to that methodology.
  • Apply computer forensic processes using the appropriate forensics software and hardware to a complex case.
  • Demonstrate competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security.

Minimum - 66 credits


Productivity Applications (COMP 210) or successful completion of exemption test is a prerequisite for COMP 242.

The Mathematics elective must be MATH 100 or above.

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