Computer Forensics (Fast-Track) Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Introduction to Computer Forensics CIT121 3 CIT110 or CIT112 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
PC Hardware and Software CIT182 3
Windows Operating Systems CIT268 3 CIT110 or CIT112 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Advanced Computer Forensics CIT221 3 CIT121 and CIT268
Cyber Crime in Today’s Society CRJ245 3 ENG111, CRJ101, and CRJ103 or Instructor permission
Keyboarding Techniques OIM100 1
Total Credits 16

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Program Overview

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.

Career Outlook

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.