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Cybercrime (A.A.S.)

Official Title of Major: Cybercrime, A.A.S.

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


Total Credit Hours: 60

About the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute

Purpose: Prepares students for careers in the area of criminal investigation and cybercrime or to meet requirements for promotion and additional career responsibility. Provides students with an educational opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in cybercrime. Prepares students with a continuous and thorough accumulation of knowledge in cybercrime prevention, criminal investigation and evidentiary presentation.

Students who have career interests in an area of criminal justice should consult with one of the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute faculty to assure specific career goals are met.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

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General Education Requirements: 24 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 3 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits

See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits

Additional General Education requirements: 6 credits

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the social and behavioral sciences (with SOC 111 ) or biological and physical sciences or wellness general education requirements.

Technology Requirement

Satisfied by CTP 103 .

Wellness Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the wellness requirement. In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Fast Track Option

This program has a Fast Track Option  for those holding a college degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe and explain the foundational theoretical concepts and history of cybercrime in the U.S. and abroad.   
  • Explain cybercrime techniques used to compromise government and private networks. 
  • Describe the basic components of computer technology, to include hardware, software, and network systems.   
  • Explore and develop career paths in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity.   
  • Outline a computer forensic investigation. 
  • Examine the interconnected roles between federal, state, and local law enforcement to investigate and apprehend cybercriminals. 

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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