2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, A.S.

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Department Chair Person - Dr. Kristi Smith

The Information Technology Department offers an Associate of Science Degree in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics that emphasizes the skills required to function in a Security Operations Center, as part of a Computer Security Incident Response Team, or IT Security department. Should the student elect to continue taking classes toward a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, credits will be applied toward the Concentration in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics.


The following content labels and related descriptions delineate the areas of development expected as a result of completing the program:

1. Fundamental Knowledge - Students will demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of core cybersecurity principles.                 

2. Cyber Defense - Students will demonstrate knowledge of threat mitigation and will demonstrate the ability to apply cyber defense methods to a system to repel attacks.

3. Digital Forensics - Students will demonstrate knowledge in the rules, laws, policies, and procedures that affect digital forensics and demonstrate the ability to use one or more common digital forensic investigation tools.

4. Media Analysis - Students will describe methods and approaches for forensic analysis on specified media, and demonstrate the ability to extract and analyze recovered data using a variety of forensically-sound techniques.    

5. Device and Network Analysis - Students will demonstrate the ability to use common tools to analyze and decipher network traffic, identify anomalous or malicious activity, and provide a summary of the effects on the system.  

Core Course Requirements


Art/English/Music/Theatre/Social Science


History/Political Science

  • HIST or PLSC  3 Credits

Information Communication Technologies

Religious Studies

  • RLST  3 Credits

Cultural Diversity

  • Cultural Diversity  3 Credits

Total Credits in Core: 25 Credits

Total Credits in Major: 30 Credits

Other Required Coursework

Total Credits in Other Required Coursework: 6 Credits

Total Credits of Free Electives: 0 Credits

Total Credits for Degree: 61 Credits

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