Digital Forensics, Associate of Applied Science

The Digital Forensic program provides excellent pathways for students to gain the knowledge and skills needed for careers related to computers and digital forensics. Students may transfer to universities and colleges that offer undergraduate education in computers and digital forensics and related disciplines. Our Digital Forensics program of study integrates technology and law.

The Digital Forensics curriculum and courses provide a solid foundation to students in forensic investigation techniques. Students learn how to conduct an actual physical crime scene investigation in a hands-on practicum, gather electronic evidence at the scene, examine the seized electronic evidence using forensic methods, and produce findings  in an examiner's report. The Digital Forensics program utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach which integrates technology and law.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Define digital forensics and describe how to take a systematic approach when preparing a digital investigation;
  2. Apply computer forensic procedures for seizure, preservation, and documentation of electronic evidence;
  3. Describe processing crime and incident scene and chain of custody;
  4. Discuss various File Systems and File System Management of storage medium;
  5. Compare and contrast the methods of data storage on a mobile device;
  6. Apply the best practices for the isolation of mobile devices from cellular networks;
  7. Analyze digital media using forensic tools; and
  8. Identify some of hte current techniques and tools for forensic examinations.

 

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Short Session

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

The Digital Forensic program provides excellent pathways for students to gain the knowledge and skills needed for careers related to computers and digital forensics. Students may transfer to universities and colleges that offer undergraduate education in computers and digital forensics and related disciplines. Our Digital Forensics program of study integrates technology and law.

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

Program Code

578

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Essex, Noell Damron
443-840-2811 or ndamron@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program

General Education Requirements and Electives - 18-20 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities (CMNS 101 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (CSIT 111 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 40-42 Credits

Program Requirements:
Program Electives:

Choose 3-4 credits of technical electives (courses with a CSIT or DCOM prefix).

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.