Cyber Crime Specialist (CCR1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

The Cyber Crime Specialist Certificate is a complimentary certificate for Information Security and Criminal Justice students. This certificate program will provide basic training in Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime. The standard curriculum for the Cyber Crime Specialist Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program during any semester. The certificate program generally takes two (2) to three (3) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 21 credit hours.


Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $2,802
  • Books/Supplies: $750
Curriculum Outline (21 hours)
Occupational Courses (21 hours) 21
CIST 1001

(Prerequisites: None) Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.

CIST 1601

(Prerequisites: None) This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.

CRJU 1010

(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Introduces the development and organization of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics include: the American Criminal Justice system; constitutional limitations; organization of enforcement, adjudication, and corrections; and career opportunities and requirements.

CRJU 2050

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces the procedural law of the criminal justice system which governs the series of proceedings through which government enforces substantive criminal law. The course offers an emphasis on the laws of arrest and search and seizure; the rules of evidence, right to counsel, and the rights and duties of both citizens and officers. The course covers in depth appropriate case law and court rulings that dictate criminal procedure of the state and federal level.

CIST 1122

(Prerequisites: Program Admission) This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.

CIST 2612

This course examines the use of computers in the commission of crimes, collection, analysis and production of digital evidence. Students will use computer resources to explore basic computer forensic investigation techniques.


Computer Information Systems Instructor
Swainsboro Campus - Building 2, Office 2106/2107


Computer Information Systems Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Gillis Building. Office 810

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