2013-2014 General Catalog 
    Nov 15, 2018  
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems, Digital Forensics Certificate (Major Code 7601 C)

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Offered at the SPC Reese Center

Digital Forensics is a one-year curriculum designed to train students with diagnostic forensic skills necessary for graduates to be employed in Computer/Digital Forensic positions in Law Enforcement relative to retrieval and court evidence preparation of suspected computer crime and investigation areas that include:  investigating child pornography, locating missing children, detecting money laundering, fighting espionage, gathering of intelligence, combating terrorism, uncovering medical and insurance fraud, investigating identity theft, uncovering employee misuse of company computers, identifying accounting fraud. 

This is a TSI-waved certificate.  Students declaring this major are not subject to the TSI regulations unless they enroll in a course outside the prescribed curriculum.

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, students must have completed BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications and Sciences or have approval of program advisor. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

Program advisor on the Levelland Campus is Ann Gregory, professor of accounting. Program advisor at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center in Lubbock is Ben Walton, professor of computer information systems.

Certificate of Proficiency

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 12


 * Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take HUDV 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
** CTE related course that may be articulated with high school.

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