Our programs prepare you to work in the growing field of computer and digital forensics as:
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The number of cybercrimes seems to grow every day: internet fraud, online identity theft, illegal downloading of music and movies. Even crimes that don't use a computer can leave an electronic footprint. Our Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations A.S. Degree teaches you how to recover and investigate evidence and material from all kinds of digital devices.
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 2016 (520)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2016 (520), 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.
Anna Goree, Advisor, AC, (727) 341-4456Kevin Thomas, Lead Instructor, AC, (727) 341-4540Brian Frank, Dean, AC, (727) 341-4503Sharon Setterlind, Dean, 7273414677
This is a professional training program which will provide the student with skills in researching, investigating, using computer software, interpreting laws, and using the Internet as an investigative tool. The goal of this program is to prepare successful students for careers in corporate computer security investigation or similar careers in computer security and law enforcement. Also the courses have been aligned with industry certifications.
The prerequisites for entry to the curriculum are permission of the Dean; attend an interview session; and basic computer use 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.
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.
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