Become an expert in solving computer crimes

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.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Information Security Analysts

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

4,830

2026

6,680

Percent Change

38

Projected Job Openings

570

Our Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations A.S. Degree teaches you

  • Computer research and investigative tools and techniques
  • How to track hackers, pedophiles and internet stalkers
  • How to conduct identity theft and internet fraud investigations
  • How to combat computer software piracy and copyright infringement
  • Legal aspects of computer-related crime investigations

Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations Associate in Science

DIGFORN-AS

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.



Program Leadership Information

publicsafetyadvising@spcollege.edu -

Kevin Thomas
Lead Instructor, AC
(727) 341-4540


Brian Frank
Dean, AC
(727) 341-4503


James Stewart
Dean
727-341-4677
stewart.james@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

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.

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

1743011600:

Federal CIP Code

43.0116: Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.


AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Psychology (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
PSY 1012 General Psychology 3
PSY 1012H Honors General Psychology 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJE 1669 Identity Theft Investigations 3
CJE 1680 Introduction to Computer Related Crime Investigations 3
CJE 1681 Internet as an Investigative Tool 3
CJE 1682 Tracking and Profiling Hackers, Pedophiles and Internet Stalkers 3
CJE 1683 Internet Pornography Investigations 3
CJE 1684 Internet Fraud Investigations 3
CJE 1685 Legal Aspects of Computer Related Criminal Investigations 3
CJE 1686 Forensic Computer Related Crime Investigations 3
CJE 1687 Computer Software Piracy and Copyright Infringement 3
CET 1171C Computer Repair Essentials 3
CIS 1358 Operating System Security 3
CET 1172C Computer Support Technician 3
CIS 2352 Ethical Hacking 3
CTS 1120 Network Security Foundations 3
Total Credits 63

Continue your education at SPC

SPC's Computer Related Crime Investigation Certificate is part of our Associate in Science Degree in Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations, which transfers to our bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.

Industry Certification

This program prepares you for the following industry certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+

PUBLIC SAFETY ADVANCED TRAINING

If you're looking for training as a current public safety professional or need to meet your mandatory training requirements, SPC offers a wide range of Advanced and Short-Term Training for public safety professionals.

Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations A.S. Degree