Computer and Digital Forensics Major

Computer Engineering Technology-
Computer and Digital Forensics Major

Associate of Applied Science - Curriculum Code 6120

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 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. Typical job titles: Computer/Digital Forensic Examiner, Computer Systems Specialist, Cybercrime Specialist, Installation Technician and Applications Specialist. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Career information for this program

Fall Semester (First Year)
ELCT 111 Electrical Circuits I 3
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
MTHM 121 Technical Mathematics I 4
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
CMNW 120 Cyber-Forensics Cyber-Crime and The Law 4
CMNW 101 A+ Certification Preparation I       OR 3
TECN 111 Technical Problem Solving 4
     
Spring Semester (First Year)
CMNW 121 Data Collection, Analysis and Forensic Tools 4
ELCT 121 Digital Electronics * 4
ENGL 164 College Composition II with Technical Topics > 3
MTHM 122 Technical Mathematics II > 3
Arts and Humanities Elective(s) ** OR

3

Social Sciences Elective(s)
     
Fall Semester (Second Year)
CMNW 145 Network Installation and Diagnostics 4
CMNW 223 Network Forensics and Investigative Techniques > 4
CMNW 221 C, C++ and Linux for Hardware Interfacing > 4
PHYC 151 General Physics I > 5
   
Spring Semester (Second Year)
CMNW 201 A+ Certification Preparation II >  4
CMNW 220 Data Communications > 4
CMNW 247 Computer Forensics and Data Recovery Capstone >***

 4

Arts and Humanities Elective(s) OR
Social Science Elective(s) ^^ 3
Total Credit Hours: 67/68

1. > Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.
2. OR Indicates that a student may select either course, which may have an effect on the total credit hours.
3. * Indicates that this course has a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently.
4. ** Courses selected from the following list: ARTS 243, 244, 245, 246, 254; ENGL 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 259, 261, 262, 265, 266, 269; HUMS 151, 161, 261, 262, 271, 274; MUSC 262; PHLY 165, 262; RELG 181, 261, 262; THTR 151. 
5. ^^Course selected from the following list: HSTR 151, 152, 161, 162, 171, 252, 267, 268, 269; PLSC 156.
6. *** Indicates that a students may substitute Work-Based Learning (CMNW 287, 288, and/or 289) for the equivalent number of credit hours for this course.
7. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Established    April 2009
Revised         April 2010
Effective        August 2011

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