Jun 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Planner for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Digital Forensics (A.A.S.)

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Total Credit Hours: a minimum of 61

Purpose: Provides training in computer security disciplines with three specific focus areas: security, digital forensics and networking. These degrees prepare students for entry level positions in information assurance and cybersecurity.

Additional Program Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in each Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program course requirement.

About this concentration:

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Digital Forensics (code AAS.CIS.DIGITAL-FRSC):  The Digital Forensics concentration is designed to provide students with skills to enter the workforce. The program emphasizes the proper handling of digital evidence; tools and techniques utilized in forensics analysis, importance of proper documentation and report generation; and the laws and ethics governing evidence handling. The program fully maps to the eight knowledge domains currently specified by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and fully prepares students for the Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE) exam. Upon completion of the Digital Forensics area of concentration degree, students are awarded the Digital Media Collector and Digital Media Examiner certificates sponsored by the DC3 National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence program. In addition, the program objectives support the CompTIA Network + and CompTIA Security+ certifications (exam not provided).

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Mary Wallingsford

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours    
MAT 137 - College Algebra  
Students may select a more advanced general education mathematics course if qualified.
(Mathematics GER)
3 credit hours     
CTS 107 - Cyber Essentials   
(Technology Requirement GER)
3 credit hours     
CTP 194 - Ethics and the Information Age  
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours     
BIO 135 - Principles of Nutrition  
(Biological & Physical Sciences/Wellness Requirement GER)
3 credit hours      


Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2    
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours    
CTS 110 - Network Essentials  
4 credit hours      
CTS 170 - Digital Forensics 1  
3 credit hours      
Social and Behavioral Sciences GER 
Students must satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the Social & Behavioral Science general education requirement.
3 credit hours    
CJS 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice   3 credit hours       


Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 120 - Introduction to UNIX/LINUX  4 credit hours 
CTS 140 - Network Security Fundamentals  
4 credit hours      
CTS 207 - Digital Forensics 2 
4 credit hours      
CTS 234 - Windows Server  
4 credit hours     


Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 209 - Digital Forensics 3  
4 credit hours      
CTS 242 - Network Intrusion Detection and Penetration Testing 
4 credit hours    
Elective(s) from the elective list.
CTS 216 - Network Forensics  
CTS 236 - Virtualization & Cloud  
CTS 240 - Advanced Network Defense  
CYB 270 - Cyber Capstone  
STM 213 - Professional Skills for STEM  
6 credit hours    


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