Educational Programs

Computer Forensics

 

Program description

Interested in a career investigating cybercrime? MCTC's unique Computer Forensics program provides an integrated background in information technology and security, computer forensics, criminal justice, law, investigation and ethics. You’ll graduate with valuable teamwork, technical, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills that give you a leg up in finding a job right a way or continuing on to a four-year degree.

Program start and location

You may begin in the fall, spring or summer semesters. Courses are taught on MCTC’s main campus.

Degree options and requirements

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Computer Forensics A.A.S. Degree—60 credits

What you will learn

  • Instructors with business and industry experience lead classes and cover the various program areas.
  • You’ll gain knowledge and skills in information technology, information security, computer forensics, criminal justice, law, investigation and ethics.
  • You will have the chance to work in groups with other class members to learn valuable teamwork and communication skills that reflect the real-world soft-skill requirements.
  • You will develop technical problem-solving skills that you can immediately put to work on the job.

Points of pride

  • Instructors with business and industry experience lead classes and cover the various program areas
  • Workers with a computer forensics background are frequently employed by government and legal agencies. Rapid growth in online communications is boosting the demand for information security specialists.
  • Computer forensics students have the opportunity to participate in student life activities like the Information Technology Club, technology competitions, industry events and internships.
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  • Many courses are offered during the day and at night. There are varied teaching formats: classroom, online and hybrid (combines classroom and online). Core and mandatory courses are offered every semester.
  • Computer learning labs feature small class sizes and are designed for individual work on computers and small group meetings.
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Where you could work

  • Information technology departments
  • Network administration
  • Internet service providers
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  • IT consulting firms
  • Training centers
  • Technology vendors
  • Help desk centers
  • Technical support
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Potential job titles

  • Computer Security Specialist
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  • Cybercrimes Investigator
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  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Network Specialist
  • Computer Forensics Technician or Investigator
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Occupational outlook

An increase in computer security jobs is expected as technology continues to advance and becomes more affordable, according to iseek.org. As more businesses add computers, they will need specialists to ensure the security of their networks. In addition, as businesses increase their Internet use, the demand for computer security specialists should increase.

Beyond-the-classroom opportunities

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in valuable learning activities such as internships, student learning experiences and the Information Technology Club.
  • You'll also have the opportunity to participate in various student club activities, technology competitions and industry events.

Academy

This program is part of the Academy of Media and Technology. Click here for more information.

Articulation Agreements and Common Course Outlines

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