Program Overview

CIT

Computer Information Technology - Computer Forensics Specialty Option


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/cit
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
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The Computer Information Technology degree is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed for employment in the field of computer technology. The degree provides three specialty options: Computer Forensics, Network Administration and Security, and Web Programming. All three specialty options share a common core of general education and introductory computer courses. Each specialty option has its own unique core of courses and electives.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Comprehensive Spreadsheets or

course

Comprehensive Database

3

course

Introduction to Computers

3

course

Introduction to Programming

3

course

Operating Systems for A+ Certification

3

course

CCNAI: Introduction to Networks

3

Second Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

English Composition I

3

course

Network Security Fundamentals

3

course

Introduction to Computer Forensics

3

course

Windows Forensics Analysis

3

Computer Forensics Elective * (see list below)

3

Third Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Linux Operating System

3

course

Web Page Development

3

course *

World Humanities of 20/21 Century or

other Fine Arts elective

3

course

PC Hardware Fundamentals

3

course *

Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

Fourth Semester

15-17 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Business Mathematics or

course

College Algebra or

other higher level MTH elective

3-5

course *

Principles of Microeconomics

3

course

Communication Skills or

course

Fundamentals of Speech or

course

Interviewing Practices

3

course

Network Forensics

4

course

Topics in Computer Forensics

2

Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree (Specialty Option: Computer Forensics)

60-62

Computer Forensics Elective Options

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

course

Introduction to Criminology

3

course

Principles of Criminal Investigation

3

course

Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

course

Criminal Procedural Law

3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

* Recommended course but check with your transfer institution. 

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising contact your Academic Success Advisor or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.