Computer Information Systems/Computer Forensics Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems (Computer Forensics)

Credits required 62/63

Dean

William Berardi, william.berardi@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, priscilla.grocer@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: CI

Concentration Code: CIF

Program Goals Statement

Students will be prepared for entry-level computer forensics technician positions in the private commercial sector and in the criminal justice system. They will know the law regarding the digital investigative process and will be able to conduct analysis of computer and/or network equipment and related data files.

Program information

  • Students gain technical skills to find evidence and the knowledge of the legal issues related to these skills for this rapidly growing field.
  • Note: Students may be required to obtain and use specific hardware, operating systems, or applications.
  • Transfer credit for any Computer Information Systems (CIS or CIT) course must be approved by the CI Department Chair or by a full-time CI faculty member.

Elective Recommendations

  • See Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations specifically for CIS plans

After BCC

  • Students in the program are prepared to work in law enforcement agencies, the private commercial sector, and law firms as computer forensics technicians.
  • If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Technical Literacy, First Year Experience 

Degree Requirements

General Courses

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Choose one of the following

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

History choice impacts other competencies. See Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations for CIS plans.

Choose one of the following

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses

Multicultural Perspective Elective

0-3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-7

Choose courses from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations for CIS plans.

Program Courses

CIS 106Operating System Scripting

1 credit

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 134Networking Technologies

4 credits

CIT 150Network Security

3 credits

CIT 155Introduction of Computer Forensics

3 credits

CIT 255Advanced Computer Forensics

4 credits

CIT 256File System Forensic Analysis

3 credits

CIT 275Computer Forensics Seminar

4 credits

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

CRJ 256Criminal Investigation

3 credits

CRJ 258Criminal Procedure

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:40

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

Mathematics Elective

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CIS 106Operating System Scripting

1 credit

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 134Networking Technologies

4 credits

CIT 155Introduction of Computer Forensics

3 credits

CRJ 256Criminal Investigation

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

History Elective

3 credits

CIT 150Network Security

3 credits

CIT 255Advanced Computer Forensics

4 credits

CRJ 258Criminal Procedure

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Or

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

CIT 256File System Forensic Analysis

3 credits

CIT 275Computer Forensics Seminar

4 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Or

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

 

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