Program Description
Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division

Computer Crime Deterrence

Program Description

This certificate program is designed to enhance skill development for those people who are employed in a career field dealing with computer security or for people seeking entry into such a career field and for those people who want to use a computer in an assortment of ways. Upon completion of this certificate, students will possess the skills necessary to manage a computer security program or to protect their own personal computers from attack.

Credits earned in this certificate program are applicable toward an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice/Public Safety. These courses are offered in the day or evening for the convenience of those adults who are employed full-time.

Program Requirements

Course No. Title Credits
CJS*H224 Computer Crime 3
CJS*H234 Computer Security and Data Protection 3
CJS*H235 Introduction to Warfare and Security 3
CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers 3
CST*H120 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
  Total Credit Hours 15


Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Discuss the various problems encountered in the area of information security.
  • Describe current strategies used to protect data.
  • Describe the range of services available for use over the Internet.
  • Discuss the legal issues affecting the recovery of evidence during investigations involving the Internet.
  • List and describe the civil liability issues associated with Internet investigations.
  • List and describe some of the more common viruses that have infected computer systems.
  • Apply State and Federal law and develop an investigative plan to address the relevant issues.
  • Identify basic concepts and computer terminology relative to hardware and software applications.
  • Understand the growing dependence and reliance on personal computers in our society.
  • Identify the availability of technology-based products on the market today.
  • Develop a level of comfort when using office productivity software such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and MS Access.
  • Understand the uses of database management software and its applicability to the business environment.
  • Identify a variety of Network Operating System Software and the features and functionality each provides.
  • The student will be able to work with all the MS-DOS commands, both internal and external.
  • The student will be able to understand the purpose and use of the memory management software.
  • The student will be able to author batch file scripts when necessary.
  • The student will work with the various components of WINDOWS 95 and the system registry.
  • The student will understand various Network Operating Systems (NOS) used in Local Area Networks (LANS).
  • The student will understand the various components, including physical designs of LANS.