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Please Note: This certificate is not being offered during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Program description

The Computer Crimes Investigation (CCI) certificate is a 16-credit course of study designed to fulfill the goal of improving law enforcement in the Western Region of New York by providing students with a thorough grounding in the application of the tools and techniques of criminal investigations to electronic evidence. The curriculum includes an introductory course covering computer applications, followed by four core courses covering the following topics in the context of criminal investigations involving computing systems: (1) personal computers and their operating systems; (2) computer forensics and electronic media as evidence; (3) law and investigative techniques; and (4) computer networks and the Internet.

Objectives:

  1. To provide students with hands-on opportunities to strengthen their criminal investigative skills in scenarios involving computers and electronic evidence
  2. To provide law enforcement professionals with knowledge and skills that they can carry back to their employers and disseminate to their colleagues
  3. To provide students and law enforcement professionals with a basis on which to build further training in computer crime investigations
  4. To provide students and law enforcement professionals with a command of the analytical tools necessary for successful careers in criminal justice.

Delivery Format

  • On-campus (Evening)

Course Number & Title

Course length
(in weeks)

Credits

CIS 120 Computer Applications

5

3

CRJ 180 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Computer Operating Systems

5

3

CRJ 280 Computer Forensics: Electronic Media as Evidence

5

3

CRJ 380 Introduction to Computer Crime

5

3

CRJ 480 Topics in Computer Crime Investigation: Computer Networks and the Internet

7

4

All five courses may be applied towards the B.B.A. in Information Systems, the B.S. in Homeland Security, and the B.B.A. in Business Administration. Students enrolled in other programs may use these courses in order to fulfill their free elective requirement, should their program accommodate 16 credits of free electives.