Academic Program Proposal

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Proposal
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Proposal
Degree
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Academic
Program
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MHEC Final
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Date
3/30/2017Community College of Baltimore County
Proposal
AASDigital Forensics5/13/2017Approved5/17/2017
Digital Forensics Program Description
The Associate of Applied Science in Digital Forensics will prepare students with the technical skills required for entry level positions in the digital forensic field. It will also provide them with the education necessary to transfer to a four-year institution. The program enables students aspiring to work as cybersecurity professional to hone their skills and enhance their marketability. The degree allows them to effectively compete for jobs in cybersecurity, intrusion detection, data recovery, cyber incident response, E-discovery, computer crimes and other computer misuse. Students will learn how to conduct actual physical crime scene investigations in hands-on practical situations, gather electronic evidence at the scene, examine seized electronic evidence using forensically sound methodologies, and submit findings to a digital forensics examiner’s report. These experiences in developing real life familiarity with the actual digital forensic process, using cutting edge digital forensic tools, and the ability to clearly articulate the digital forensic examination results in a concise written report will prepare students for a career in digital forensics.