Computer Forensics Certificate Program
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Principles of Internet and Information Security||CIT118||3||CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval|
|Introduction to Computer Forensics||CIT121||3||CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval|
|Information Security and Assurance||CIT219||3||CIT268|
|Advanced Computer Forensics||CIT221||3||CIT121 and CIT268|
|Criminal Law||CRJ103||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Evidence and Court Procedures||CRJ202||3||CRJ101 and CRJ103 and CRJ208 and ENG111 or Chair approval|
|Criminal Justice Elective||3|
|Computer or Criminal Justice Elective||3|
Demonstrated knowledge of IT skills through work experience or course work, is required for entrance to this program. Permission of Department Chair or program coordinator is required for non-coursework experience.
Computer Forensics is the name for a field of study and practice that incorporates many areas of expertise including but not limited to hard drive and mobile device analysis, and computer crime investigation.
This certificate provides to the Information Technology and Criminal Justice professionals the opportunity to obtain basic knowledge, training and skills in Computer Forensics.
This Certificate Program is designed to align with the law enforcement, public safety, private industry and homeland security needs to ensure consistent, current and flexible training in the emerging technology field of Computer and Digital Forensics.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/ certificate-programs.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Image and analyze the evidence found on a hard drive including file system analysis.
- Analyze digital evidence including evidence found in the seizure of cell phones, PDA’s and other mobile devices.