Program: Criminal Justice
|ITDF 1300||Introduction to Digital Forensics+||3|
|ITDF 1370||Introduction to Cyber Crime+||3|
|CRIJ 2314||Criminal Investigation++||3|
|FORS 2450||Introduction to Forensic Psychology++||4|
|ITDF 1305||Digital Data Storage Forensics+||3|
|SLPS 2333||Private Investigation++||3|
|Minimum Hours Required||19|
+These courses will be taught by Richland College Faculty.
++These courses will be taught by Eastfield College Faculty.
This is a unique certificate offering in that although it is an Eastfield College Program and will be approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a certificate program for Eastfield College, 50% of the courses will be taught from the curriculum and by the faculty of Richland College and 50% of the courses will be taught from the curriculum and by the faculty of Eastfield College.
Individuals who are planning to go into a career related to digital forensics investigations must, by Texas law, be a licensed Private Investigator. These students must have the knowledge to pass the Private Investigator license exam. They will obtain that knowledge by successfully completing the identified courses taught through the Eastfield Criminal Justice Program. Individuals who are planning to go into a career related to criminal investigations must have a background and foundation base in digital forensics. They will obtain that knowledge by successfully completing the identified courses taught through the Richland Digital Forensics Program. The merger of these courses provides the opportunity for both groups of students to attain their career goals with the best instruction possible.
The students who enroll at Richland College for the digital forensic courses will be Richland students, and Richland College will report those students. The students who enroll at Eastfield College for the criminal justice courses will be Eastfield College students, and Eastfield College will report those students. It will be an Eastfield College Program and the students will receive their certificate from Eastfield College.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.