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Computer Forensics

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

Students are accepted into this program for fall, spring and summer terms.

ITEC courses in these programs require achievement of the following minimum placements:

MnTC Goal Area courses in this program may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

MCTC's Computer Forensics A.A.S. is a unique degree program that combines knowledge and skills of a number of areas including information technology, information security, computer forensics, criminal justice, law, investigation and ethics. Computer forensics professionals are primarily employed by governmental and legal agencies that specialize in cybercrime investigations. Instructors with business and industry experience lead classes and cover the various program areas. In addition, you will have the chance to work in groups with other class members to learn valuable teamwork and communication skills that reflect the real-world soft-skill requirements.

Upon completion of the program, you will have gained strong technical problem- solving, interpersonal and communication skills that will be useful as you enter the workforce.


Program Learning Outcome #1:  Develop professional skills including communication, customer service, and teamwork

Program Learning Outcome #2:  Create and configure systems; selecting appropriate tools to use

Program Learning Outcome #3:  Maintain systems

Program Learning Outcome #4:  Develop troubleshooting and problem solving skills

Program Learning Outcome #5:  Prepare students for ongoing study and professional development in the IT industry



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ITEC 1005

 Preparing for IT

 1.00

 ITEC 1100

 Information Technology Concepts

 2.00

 ITEC 1110

 Information Technology Skills

 2.00

 ITEC 1150

 Programming Logic and Design

 3.00

 ITEC 1250

 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

 3.00

 ITEC 1425

 Data Communications

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 CMST Course

 Choose any CMST course that meets MnTC Goal Area 1

 3.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 PSCI 1101

 American Government

 3.00

 PSCI 2000

 Constitutional Law

 3.00

 ITEC 1310

 Microcomputer System Maintenance

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:  

 16.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 INFS 1000

 Information Literacy and Research Skills

 2.00

 ITEC 2710

 Or

 ITEC 1475

 Or

 ITEC 2880

 Microsoft Network Administration

 Or

 Linux System Administration

 Or

 Cisco Network Administration

 4.00

 ITEC 2865

 Internet/Intranet Security: Implementation and Management

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:  

 13.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ITEC 2855

 Computer Forensics

 4.00

 ITEC 2950

 Information Technology Career Preparation

 2.00

 SOCI 2155

 Introduction to Criminal Justice

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7, 8, 9, or 10

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose courses from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:  

 16.00

General Education (27 Credits):

To complete the Computer Forensics A.A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete 27 credits of General Education coursework. The required courses are ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110, ENGL 1111, CMST 1000, PSCI 1101, PSCI 2000, SOCI 2155, and a minimum of three credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10.

It is strongly recommended that students seeking transfer into Metropolitan State University’s B.A.S. in Computer Forensics complete MATH 1110 and MATH 1150.  

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.