Computer and Digital Forensics

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Engineering Division

Lorain County Community College offers the Computer and Digital Forensics program. This associate of applied science degree prepares graduates with the necessary skills to find employment as computer forensics analysts, electronic and cyber discovery specialist, and a general computer engineering technologist. The majority of local and regional organizations from the following sectors have expressed have indicated their immediate need to hire graduates of this program or to use it to update the skills of their current employees: Law enforcement (local, state, and federal); law firms; software development companies; large accounting firms; banks, and insurance organizations with large computer networks.

Additionally, graduates can start their own businesses with little capital requirement. Students will complete an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited program that guarantees transfer of credits. Graduates of this program will have skills in a rapidly growing and under-served technical field in Northeast Ohio. Regionally, there are an estimated 96,000 IT professionals employed in Northeast Ohio across all industry sectors. This two-year LCCC program provides students with a college degree in a high demand area and guarantees maximum transferability.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): The program is designed to meet all ABET criteria, and is intended to become ABET accredited. This guarantees ease of transfer of earned college credits, encouraging students to pursue a Baccalaureate degree.

Educational Opportunities in Computer and Digital Forensics

Associate of Applied Science
The Computer Engineering Technology - Computer and Digital Forensics major provides graduates with the skills necessary to enter careers in computer technology and digital forensics, and in the design, application, installation, operation, and maintenance of computers, networks, and other digital devices and associated equipment.  Along with a general electronics background, students are given comprehensive information and training in digital forensics and data recovery tools and practices through this extensive, hands-on oriented curriculum.

Educational Opportunities through LCCC’s University Partnership

The University of Akron
Bachelor of Science in Computing Applications Specialist
The bachelor’s degree requires the completion of 128 credits. Students take 96 of those credits at LCCC’s tuition rate. Of the remaining 32 credits, 16 credits are delivered by Akron University, locally at the LCCC campus, reducing the time and transportation costs to a minimum. Additionally, all three stackable levels: the one-year technical stackable certificate, the associate stackable degree, and the bachelor’s degree have been designed to allow completion within a three year, time frame, if students choose to enroll during the summer semester. The graduate will be specialized in his/her industry choice through the industry-specific courses, and will be an attractive candidate for the job.

Students can retrain and retool by pursuing only a small subset of the required courses. Students will enjoy a maximum transferability of their earned credits and degrees, since the program major will be Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
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Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.