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.