Computer Forensics and Digital Security A.S. (CFSS)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The Computer Forensics and Digital Security A.S. program provides a comprehensive foundation in the theory and application of both technical and non-technical security skills. The program covers a range of competencies required by the quickly evolving digital security industry. Some of these skills include applying protection, detection, and response technologies and procedures to identify threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and controls in various digital environments. Emphasis is placed on identifying, analyzing, mitigating and communicating risks to digital systems using various tools, techniques, and technologies.

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

• describe different types of security breaches.
• construct secure networks and computer programs.
• classify security for different operating systems.
• demonstrate high-level mathematical skills.
• demonstrate effective communication skills.
• explore diversity in the workplace.
• prepare students to transfer to a traditional college or university and concentrate on any of the computer and network security programs offered.

For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.


First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers 3
CIS 134 Object-Oriented Programming with Python 3
NET 113 A+ IT Technical Support 6
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
NET 110 Network Essentials 3
CFS 115 Introduction to Digital Security 3
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
MAT 150 Probability and Statistics 3
Elective Lab Science 4-5
Semester Total 16-17
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CFS 105 Computer Ethics 3
CFS 145 Principles of Information Security 3
CFS 155 Network Security 3.5
Elective Social Science 3
MAT 191 Calculus & Analytical Geometry I 4
Semester Total 16.5
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
Elective Humanities 3
CFS 205 Intrusion Detection and Prevention 3
CIS 250 Operation Systems 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
MAT 203 Discrete Mathematics 3
Semester Total 15
Credit Total 62.5