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C239
Computer Security and Forensics (MSS)
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The Computer Security & Forensics program is a certificate option that is part of the Microcomputer Support Specialist degree program. Graduates will be able to investigate computer crimes and incidents and accurately analyze and report findings.

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Semester 1
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SU2015
FA2015
CIS 1104
Intro to Online Learning
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This course is an assessment of student skills and their ability to effectively learn via course(s) instructed online. Topics include evaluating a student's learning style, basic computer and web browsing skills, and web based learning tools. Emphasis will be placed on using computer hardware and software to access online resources and programs. In addition, various learning methods will be presented to help students evaluate if online learning is right for them.

CTY 1201
IT Fundamentals
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This course is an introduction to the skills required to become a successful systems support professional. Students will learn preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and fault resolution skills pertaining to computer systems. Upon completion of this course, students are encouraged to sign up for and take the entry-level CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam.

ENG 1212
Technical Writing
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This course contains the basic principles of writing technical reports for business and industry. The students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revising of technical reports, as well as develop skills in the comprehension of industry documents (reports, procedural plans, etc. ). Topics covered include:basic grammatical rules, the organization and presentation of technical information, and the role of technical report writing.

JUS 2201
Criminal Investigations I
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An introductory course in the basic concepts of criminal investigations. The course will cover theory and procedures of criminal investigations and problems that can arise in criminal investigations. Emphasis will be focused on the preliminary criminal investigations, protection of the crime scene, protection of evidence, interviewing, and interrogations. PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

Term Total
13.5
Semester 2
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SU2015
FA2015
CTY 2201
Operating Systems Essentials
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This course is an introduction to the basic and advanced software skills required of successful IT professionals. Students will learn to install, upgrade, and maintain select Windows operating systems. Upon completion of this course, students are encouraged to sign up for and take the Microsoft MTA exam.

CTY 2205
Networking Fundamentals
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This course is designed to help students learn the fundamentals skills and concepts they will use on the job in any type of networking career. Specific topics will require students to identify and describe all of the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use to manage and maintain wired and wireless networks.

CTY 2214
Cisco Technician Essentials I
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This course is the first of two courses designed to train students with the goal of obtaining Cisco CCENT ICND1 (100-101) certification. Specific topics include the essential knowledge and application of networking fundamentals, LAN switching, and basic IPv4 addressing and subnetting. PREREQUISITES: CTY 1201 CompTIA A+ PC Technician I, CTY 2201 CompTIA A+ PC Technician II, CTY 2205 CompTIA Net+ Technician.

CTY 2226
Computer Ethics
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This course is designed to address the ethical and legal issues surrounding computers and networking. Students are challenged to think critically and draw their own conclusions which ultimately prepares them to become responsible, ethical users of future technologies.

CTY 2227
Computer Forensics
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This course is designed to address the steps and tools required to do an investigative report using computer forensics.

Term Total
16
Program Total
29.5


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