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

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

7,680

2031

11,670

Percent Change

52

Projected Job Openings

1080

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 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), 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 Summary

Please contact PublicSafetyAdvising@spcollege.edu for questions regarding this program.

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

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.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Support and Major courses

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. 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 Social and Behavioral Sciences- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H or AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics-Core
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 Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Science 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.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

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VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Kevin Thomas
Lead Instructor
727.341.4540
Susan  Demers
Dean

Florida CIP Code

1743040300: Computer Related Crime Investigations ()

Federal CIP Code

43.0403: Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism

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

Program Admissions

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