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Computer Forensics – AAS Degree

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Computer Forensics

Associate in Applied Science

This degree is for students that want to work in a computer forensics environment with electronic devices that may hold evidence that could be used in a court of law. Students will be qualified for careers in computer forensics in federal, state, and local agencies as well as law enforcement organizations, and in the private sector. There is a predicted rise in the need for well qualified security professionals and this degree will support students to gain the knowledge needed to prepare for COMPTIA certifications as well as an Associate in Applied Science. Courses in this degree include security awareness, operating systems, criminal behavior, managing network environments, and introduction to cybercrimes.

Students who are planning to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree should, when given a choice, enroll in the general education course that is IAI GECC approved and articulated with participating Illinois institutions. Please refer to the Transfer Planning webpage for more information. https://www.jalc.edu/academic-advisement/transfer-planning/

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Program Details

CIS 2012

FIRST YEAR – FALL SEMESTER

ORI 100College 1011
CIS 208Security Awareness3
CIS 230Operating Systems3
CRJ 103Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 105Criminal Behavior3
MAT 120Elementary Statistics OR MAT 119 3
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FIRST YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

CIS 200Network Essentials3
CIS 171Intro to Scripting4
CIS 206Managing Network Environment I3
OFT 207Computer Applications for Business3
CIS 209Introduction to Cybercrimes3
ENG 101English Composition I OR ENG 113 Professional Technical Writing3
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FIRST YEAR – SUMMER SEMESTER

PHL 121Introduction to Logic3
ELECTIVEIAI Social & Behavioral Science Elective3
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SECOND YEAR – FALL SEMESTER

CIS 216Cloud Technology3
CIS 219Ethical Hacking3
CRJ 209Criminal Law3
ELT 214Fundamentals of Computing Hardware3
CIS 229Digital Forensics3
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SECOND YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

CIS 213Penetration Testing3
CIS 231VPNs and Firewalls3
CRJ 205Investigation Techniques3
ELT 218Intro to Network Technologies3
COM 115Speech OR COM 116 Speech Interpersonal Communication3
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Total Hours for Degree71

The Computer Forensics Program is a minimum of 71credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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Computer Forensics Faculty Contact

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Roger Jeter

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

Email: rogerjeter@jalc.edu
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8179
Office: B75A