Our programs prepare you to work in the growing field of computer and digital forensics as:
The growing field of computer forensics is not your father's crime tracking. Today's cybercrime sleuths need to be masters of many technologies. We teach you how to recover electronic assets, trace digital footprints and use the Internet as a crime-fighting tool. Our certificate gives you tools you can use in business or law enforcement.
Our Computer Related Crime Investigation Certificate is part of our A.S. Degree in Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations, which transfers to our bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.
Our programs in computer related crime investigations and digital forensics teach you:
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2009 (415)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2009 (415), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
firstname.lastname@example.org -Kevin Thomas, Lead Instructor, AC, (727) 341-4540Brian Frank, Dean, AC, (727) 341-4503
This certificate requires eight of nine courses listed below for a total of 24 credit hours which include skills in researching, investigating, using computer software, interpreting laws, and using the internet as an investigative tool. This certificate will prepare the student for careers in corporate computer security investigation or similar careers in law enforcement.
The prerequisites for entry to the program are permission of the Dean and basic computer usage skills: editing files, navigating a file system, and browsing the internet. The courses include tasks that will enhance the student's ability to obtain and interpret data from various sources. The student will also be provided with scenarios and case histories to explore and gain experience.
These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Public Safety Criminal Justice, subplan Computer Related Crime Investigations.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
Federal CIP Code
43.0103: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Job Related Opportunities
SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Attend an advising session with program director or faculty member.
2. Submit signed CRCI Waiver form.
MAJOR CORE COURSES
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSESSelect 21 credits
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