Mar 05, 2024
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.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 3 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits
Additional General Education requirements: 6 credits
Program Requirements: 36 credits
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.
Satisfied by CTP 103.
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.
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.
Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.
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