Computer and Digital Forensics Program

Computer and Digital Forensics Program

 

Lorain County Community College is now offering 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 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.  According to the research conducted by the Joint Center for Policy Research in 2007, 30 percent of companies hiring IT professionals indicated a strong immediate need and job openings in the field of application specialist and software security architects.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a median income was $60,000 for an associate degree graduate in computer security and forensics.  According to a recent survey by ZDNET, certified computer digital forensics and information security personnel earn an average annual salary of $95,000 and rank the fourth highest paid IT career. 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.



Associate of Applied Science in Computer Engineering Technology- Computer and Digital Forensics Major
This program 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 computer, 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.  Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Computer and Digital Forensics - One Year Technical Certificate
The Computer Engineering Technology - Computer and Digital Forensics  One-Year Technical Certificate 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.

Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

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