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Computer Forensics (Fast-Track) Certificate Program

Certificate -  Computer Information Technology Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Introduction to Computer Forensics CIT121 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
PC Hardware and Software CIT182 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
Windows Operating Systems CIT268 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Advanced Computer Forensics CIT221 3 CIT121 and CIT268
Cyber Crime in Today’s Society CRJ245 3 ENG111 and CRJ101 and CRJ103 or Chair approval
Keyboarding Techniques OIM100 1
Total Credits 16
Last Modified Date: April 13, 2017

Program Overview

Computer Forensics is the name for a field of study and practice that incorporates many areas of expertise including but not limited to hard drive and mobile device analysis, and computer crime investigation.

This certificate provides to the Information Technology and Criminal Justice professionals, the opportunity to obtain basic knowledge, training and skills in Computer Forensics.

Career Outlook

This Certificate Program is designed to align with the law enforcement, public safety, private industry and homeland security needs to ensure consistent, current and flexible training in the emerging technology field of Computer and Digital Forensics.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Image and analyze the evidence found on a hard drive including file system analysis.
  • Analyze digital evidence including evidence found in the seizure of cell phones, PDA’s and other mobile devices.