Digital Forensics - A.A.S. Degree

Turn your passion for investigation into a career!

Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

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This program is designed as a terminal degree and prepares students for immediate entry into a career. This program provides students with fundamental business knowledge and prepares them for careers in the forensic science to work for computer companies, consulting firms, business, financial companies, government, retail and not-for-profit organizations.

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

  • Obtain entry-level and supervisory careers in the cyber industry, networking and security, systems development and management, government, retail or not-for-profit organizations.
  • Analyze contemporary business problems and propose effective solutions using case studies and SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats).
  • Identify ethical and unethical business behaviors and explain the impact of each type of behavior on an organization’s stakeholders (i.e., customers, competitors, investors, creditors, government regulators, employees, etc.).
  • Design and deliver effective oral presentations as commonly used in contemporary business environments.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
COMS113 Introduction to Information Systems 3
BUSA101 Introduction to Business 3
CYBR100 Introduction to Cyber Crime 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
MATH108 Statistics 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
COMS114 Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CYBR101 Digital Forensics I 3
Total Semester Credits
Fall - Second Year
ECON101 Macroeconomics 3
COMS115 Introduction to Computer Science II 3
COMS218 Database Management Systems 3
COMS221 Operating Systems 3
CYBR103 Digital Forensics II 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - Second Year
ECON102 Microeconomics 3
COMS210 Systems Analysis and Design 3
COMS230 Networks and Telecommunications 3
CYBR102 Cyber Law 3
CRJS210 Criminal Investigation 3
Total Semester Credits

*General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.