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hcc catalogue '11-'12

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CFOR-120  Computer Forensics Basic Concepts
1 Credit
This course focuses on the fundamental prin- ciples of computer forensics methodology and emerging investigation techniques related to the identification,  collection  and preser vation of digital crime scene evidence. This course emphasizes student awareness in handling sus- pected digital evidence. (1 hour weekly)
CFOR-200  Computer Forensics II
3 Credits
This course is designed to cover advanced concepts in computer  forensic  analysis, and the development of investigative thinking  and awareness. This  course covers basic criminal law concepts, related national electronic laws, and sources of electronic  information  as it ap- plies to computer forensics. Study of data hiding techniques, encryption and password recovery will also be covered. Students will have hands-on laboratory experience using various computer forensic tools, evidence gathering and docu- mentation  techniques.  Prerequisite:  CFOR-101. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)
CFOR-101  Computer Forensics I
3 Credits
This course focuses on the emerging role of the computer forensics examiner, forensic evi- dence preser vation and introduces students to computer forensic tools. This course provides a comparative study of information  technology, evidence analysis, chain of custody, and data retrieval from computer hardware and software applications. Students will have hands-on labora- tory experience using various computer forensic tools, evidence preser vation techniques and documentation. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)
CFOR-210 Computer Forensics III
3 Credits
This course covers topics related to advanced concepts  in computer  forensics  and  cross validating electronic case data analysis using popular software tools recognized in the com- puter forensics field. Students will examine elec- tronic communications  laws related to PDA’s, cell phones and laptop devices. Students will exam- ine how PDA’s, cell phones and laptop devices operate, store electronic data, and will become familiar with the major manufacturers of these electronic storage devices. Students will develop basic computer forensic inter view techniques and skills. Students will have hands-on laboratory experience using various computer forensic tools and prepare evidence. Prerequisite: CFOR-200. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)
CFOR-250 Computer Network Forensic Technology
3 Credits
This course will cover computer forensics exami- nation process in a network environment. The OSI model,  TCP/IP model  and IP addressing will be discussed and the relationship and how these layered approaches relate to the computer forensics  examination  process. Students will determine how various network devices such as ser vers, hubs, switches and routers create log files that can be used for forensic examina- tion. Students will examine various log files, port scans, and packet sniffers, etc., from  network devices for computer forensic analysis. Students will have hands-on experience with actual com- puter networks in the lab using various forensics tools  and devices. Prerequisite:  CFOR-200. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST