Criminal Justice: Cybersecurity (A.S.)

HEGIS: 5505

SUNY CODE: 1734

Cybersecurity professionals are the first line of defense in protecting the cyber-network in fields such as banking and finance, transportation, petrochemical industry, law enforcement and defense communications, government and homeland security. Students in this program study a combination of criminal justice and computer-technology courses to help develop the skills needed to work in this growing, emerging career field. Computer literacy is required for entry into the program.

The goals of this program are to:

  • introduce students to the skills and knowledge needed to work within the field of cybersecurity;
  • introduce students to critical thinking skills by emphasizing thoroughness of topic research and exploration as well as creative problem solving within their discipline and related disciplines; and
  • prepare students with an understanding of proactive approaches to deter cybercrime and to investigate and apprehend those who break the law.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • express knowledge of fundamental criminal justice, information assurance, and computer forensics;
  • utilize critical thinking skills by emphasizing thoroughness of topic research and exploration as well as creative problem solving within their discipline and related disciplines; and
  • express knowledge of proactive approaches to investigating and apprehending, or deterring cybercriminals.

Transfer Information

This associate in science degree is designed to prepare the graduate for transfer to a four-year institution for more specialized study in a Cybersecurity career field before entry into the workforce.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st-Semester

CJ 120Intro Criminal Justice

3

CJ 241Understanding & Mng Cybercrime

3

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

MA 127Mathematical Statistics I

3

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:16

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

CJ 230Intro to Information Assurance

3

SS 136Criminology

3

Science Elective

3-4

CJ 240Fraud Examination

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

2nd Year

3rd Semester

CJ 273Netwrk Defen & Countermeasures

3

EN/FL/HU Elective

3

CJ 261Computer Forensics & Invest

3

Laboratory Science Elective

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:17

EN/FL/HU Elective: Student must select one (1) from the following categories: Other World Civilizations, The Arts or Foreign Language.

Mathematics Elective: Must be MA 124 or higher.

Physical Education Activity: Students may take PE 140 in place of two one-credit activities.

4th Semester

CJ 124Criminal Procedure Law

3

CJ 262Adv Computer Forensics & Inves

3

SS 225Terrorism & Homeland Security

3

EN/HU Elective

Social Science Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Physical Education Activity: Students may take PE 140 in place of two one-credit activities.

Social Science Elective

Student must select one from:

SS 111History of Western Civ I

3

SS 112History of Western Civ II

3

SS 121American History I

3

SS 122American History II

3

SS 141American Government

3

SS 145World Politics

3

Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections.

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

 

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8430.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.

This program is Internet accessible and may be completed entirely online.

For more information access HCCC Internet Academy website: www.ia.herkimer.edu