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

Official Title: Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Digital Forensics, A.A.S. (Fast Track Option)

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 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 Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner (MCFE) exam. Upon completion of the Digital Forensics area of concentration degree, students are eligible for DoD/DC3 National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence program certificates.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Dawn Ryan

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 110 - Network Essentials  
4 credit hours     
CTS 170 - Digital Forensics 1  
3 credit hours     
CJS 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice   3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 207 - Digital Forensics 2  
4 credit hours      
CTS 120 - Introduction to Linux   4 credit hours      
CTS 140 - Network Security Fundamentals  
4 credit hours      

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 209 - Digital Forensics 3  
4 credit hours      
CTS 234 - Windows Server  
4 credit hours      

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 242 - Network Intrusion Detection and Penetration Testing  
4 credit hours     
CYB 270 - Cyber Capstone  
1 credit hour    
Elective(s) from the elective list.
Students may take any combination of electives below; students must achieve a total of 5 credit hours of electives for the award of this degree.
CTS 216 - Network Forensics  
CTS 236 - Virtualization & Cloud  
CTS 240 - Advanced Network Defense  
STM 213 - Professional Skills for STEM  
5 credit hours    


About this Fast Track Planner

Only students who are eligible for Fast Track may use this planner. (See Fast Track Option   in the Academic Regulations catalog section.)

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