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New Certificate Programs: Forensics and Cyber Forensics

Certificate in Computer Information Technology – Cyber Forensics
Certificate in Criminal Justice Technology - Forensics

Graphic: keyboard search with magnifying glassCyber forensics professionals can work at financial institutions, for Internet providers and software developers, as well as for governmental agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security and for state and local law enforcement agencies. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, job growth in the cyber forensics field is expected to grow from 13 to 22 percent over the next five years, depending on which industry or government sector one chooses to pursue.

Program of Study
Classes in Computer Information Technology teach students how to use diagnostic and investigative techniques to identify and retrieve data from various types of computer media. Courses introduce the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics in the initial course (CET150) include computer system analysis, physical and logical storage methods for different types of media, tools to recover and analyze data from storage media, system security. Upon completion of study students should be able to identify and collect evidence to prove unauthorized and inappropriate access on computer systems and networks.

Classes in Criminal Justice Technology teach students how to use diagnostic and investigative techniques to identify and retrieve data from various types of computer media. The foundational course covers judicial structure/process/procedure from incident to disposition, kinds and degrees of evidence, and the rules governing admissibility of evidence in court. Topics include consideration of state and federal courts, arrest, search and seizure laws, exclusionary and statutory rules of evidence, and other related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss procedures necessary to establish a lawful arrest/search, proper judicial procedures, and the admissibility of evidence. Students will also understand the functions of the forensic laboratory and its relationship to successful criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Cyber Forensics program requirements
Criminal Justice Technology - Forensics program requirements

For more information on this program of study call:
• Union County: 704.290.5100
• Anson County: 704.272.5300
• Toll-Free 1.800.766.0319


Computer Information Technology program page

Criminal Justice Technology program page