Cyber Crime Specialist Certificate (CCR1)

This is a complementary certificate for the Information Security and Criminal Justice students. This certificate program will provide basic training in Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime.

Employment Opportunities

This certificate will provide opportunities for work as an entry-level Computer Forensics technician.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Cyber Crime Specialist Certificate Curriculum

The curriculum for the Cyber Crime Specialist Certificate program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program fall and spring semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 21 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 435 contact hours and generally takes 2 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (21 Credits)

CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals


CRJU 1010Intro to Criminal Justice


CRJU 2050Criminal Procedure


CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1122Hardware Installation & Maintenance


CIST 2612Computer Forensics


NOTE: * “C” or higher grade is required for this course.

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $2,100

Fees ($385 per semester): $770

Books/Supplies: $1,200

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)