Computer Forensics

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Forensics

Credits required 28/29


William Berardi

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, ext. 2403

Program Code: FR

Program Goals Statement

This certificate provides information technology and criminal justice professionals with the opportunity to obtain knowledge, training, and skills in computer forensics. Computer forensics examines legal evidence found in computers and digital storage media. This certificate offers two tracks. Those with a background in criminal justice should choose the Information Technology track. Those with an information technology background should choose the Criminal Justice track.

Program Information

  • Students without the required courses must submit documented proof of their acquired knowledge for evaluation by either the Computer Information Systems or Criminal Justice department chairs.
  • 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.


  • Students without basic computer skills should enroll in CIS 111 prior to enrolling in this program.

After BCC

  • Graduates are prepared to work in law enforcement agencies, the private commercial sector, and law firms as computer forensics technicians.

Program Requirements

Core Courses

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

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Concentration Courses - Criminal Justice Track

CRJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 113Criminal Law

3 credits

CRJ 256Criminal Investigation

3 credits

CRJ 258Criminal Procedure

3 credits

Concentration Courses - Information Technology Track

CIS 106Operating System Scripting

1 credit

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 134Networking Technologies

4 credits

CIT 150Network Security

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:11

Recommended Course Sequence - Pre-Admission

Students should take CIS 121 prior to enrolling in this certificate.


Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101, CRJ 101, CRJ 113, CIS 120

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CIT 155 and CRJ 256 or CIS 106 and CIS 134

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CRJ 258 or CIT 150 and CIT 255

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CIT 256, CIT 275

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