Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers an Associate of Applied
Science degree program in an exciting new career area that combines
computer technology and law enforcement.
E-crime professionals are cutting-edge problem solvers, people who
investigate, research, gather data and evidence, and work to prevent
crimes such as computer fraud, identity theft, hacking, and other
criminal activities conducted via computer and electronic technology.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is one of the few colleges in
the United States that offers an approved degree program in E-crime. The
mission of the E-crime program is to provide a law enforcement
perspective to an area of interest that grows every day. Law enforcement
and corporate security groups are looking for people with the skills to
develop and implement strong incident response programs or to provide
crime scene forensics for computer crimes.
Earning a degree in E-crime can lead to a wide range of exciting and
diverse careers including firewall technician, forensics specialist,
security consultant, e-crime or forensics officer, and many more. People
who have an interest in computers and are interested in solving puzzles
and crimes are well-suited for a career in E-crime.
Job prospects for E-crime graduates are very good. Many corporate,
private sector positions will be available within the next five years,
and most will come with salaries of $40,000 and higher. Private
businesses and public sector agencies are looking to hire new technical
staff to augment their security staff for incident response teams and
system recovery processes. Additionally, east and west coast
organizations and the federal government are looking for well-trained
professionals to fill homeland security positions that are evolving as
computer crime continues to increase.
E-crime students have the advantage of being trained by instructors who
active in the field of e-crime detection and forensics. Instructors on
staff include certified information security professionals.
The compact, streamlined degree program can be completed in two years.
For students who already have a college degree in law enforcement or
computer science, it is possible to complete the program in one year.
Many classes are being offered via the web to allow for distance
learning for those not in or around the Cloquet area.
How to Enroll
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers an approved program
leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree in E-Crime. Short-term
professional certificate programs are offered in Computer Security and
Computer Forensics. Students who are interested in any of these programs
should make an appointment with an admissions counselor to discuss the
best options available.
To receive more information about the E-Crime program, contact:
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
TTY (218) 879-0805
|Associate of Applied Science Degree Option
|Program planners and degree checklists can be read and printed at the page located here. Degree requirements and course are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.
Selected Course Descriptions
LAWE/CSCI 1072 E-Crime
This course is an introduction to the current topics in computer crime,
the issues involved in investigation of these crimes, and the corporate
perspective of these crimes and how corporate America views them and
investigates them. It will be a prerequisite to a second course on Cyber
Crime Investigation Techniques.
CSCI 2072 Cybersleuthing
This course will provide a deeper look at how security is handled in the
corporate environment. This course will cover what to do if a network
has been compromised, from data recovery techniques to reconstructing
the events. It will assist the student in laying out the fact for a law
enforcement officer to be able to move forward with crime resolution.
CSCI 1076 Identity Theft
This course is an introduction to one of the most talked about crimes of
the millennium. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes
exacerbated by the Internet. The amount of information found in
dumpsters, trash cans, PCs and on the Internet provides criminals with
all of the elements needed to assume someone else's identity. This
course will serve as another in a sequence of courses for a computer
security degree or certificate, e-crime degree, or computer forensics
certificate or degree.
CSCI 2076 Tools and Tactics of the Black Hat Hacker
This course is designed to identify the types of tools hackers utilize
to access a system. Those trying to thwart these criminals can also use
these tools to gather evidence and investigate the alleged crime. This
course will show the student what tactics the hackers use to gain entry,
how some of the tools used in the attacks can also be used to
investigate the crimes, and how to set the trap for hackers in an
attempt to not only catch them, but to watch them work before releasing
the trap to gain additional knowledge on the dark underworld of the
black hat community.
Degree requirements and course are subject to change. Students should
consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.