Network Systems Technology: Digital Forensics AS

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    Dale Mabry
AS.NST.DIG.FOR (60 Credit Hours) | Part of the Information Technology Subject

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Digital forensics (sometimes known as digital forensic science) is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.

The digital forensics AS degree prepares you for a career in security concepts and computer forensics investigations. Develop proficiency in basic and advanced security concepts, computer forensics investigations, and other skills related to this field.

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

Program Required Courses

YEAR I – First Semester

†CGS 1000 Introduction to Computers and Technology - 3 cr.
*†CTS 1106 Introduction to Linux - 3 cr.
*†CTS 1305 Introduction to Networking - 3 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
Natural Science General Education CORE - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester

†CET 1172C PC Upgrading and Repair: Hardware - 3 cr.
†CNT 1401 Introduction to Network Security - 3 cr.
Mathematics General Education CORE - 3 cr.
†POS 2041 American Government - 3 cr.
Elective - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester

†CGS 1103 Project Management - 3 cr.
†CGS 2091 Information Technology: Ethical and Legal Ethics Issues - 3 cr.

YEAR II – First Semester

†CET 1174C PC Upgrading and Repair: Software - 3 cr.
†CIS 2359C Information Assurance – Network Systems - 3 cr.
†CIS 2381C Computer Forensics and Incident Response - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.

YEAR II – Second Semester

†CEN 2939 Network Administrator Capstone - 3 cr.
†CIS 2352C Information Assurance – Local Systems - 3 cr.
†CIS 2353 Security Management and Penetration Testing - 3 cr.
Elective - 3 cr.

Select 6 credit hours from the following:

CEN 2904 Special Topics in Networking - 3 cr.
CEN 2905 Special Topics in Networking - 3 cr.
CEN 2930-33 Special Topics in Networking - 3 cr.
CET 1600 Cisco Network Fundamentals - 3 cr.
CET 1610 Cisco Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials - 3 cr.
†CNT 2510 Wireless Networking - 3 cr.
†CTS 1303 Enterprise Operating Systems I - 3 cr.

*Permission of instructor required for concurrent enrollment with prerequisite.

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

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Dale Mabry
DTEC 434
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Dale Mabry
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