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CFOR-101 Computer Forensics I
3 Credits

This course focuses on the emerging role of the computer forensics examiner, forensic evidence preservation 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 laboratory experience using various computer forensic tools, evidence preservation techniques and documentation. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

CFOR-120 Computer Forensics Basic Concepts
1 Credit
This course focuses on the fundamental principles of computer forensics methodology and emerging investigation techniques related to the identification, collection and preservation of digital crime scene evidence. This course emphasizes student awareness in handling suspected 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 applies 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 documentation techniques. Prerequisite: CFOR-101. (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 computer forensics field. Students will examine electronic communications laws related to PDA’s, cell phones and laptop devices. Students will examine 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 interview 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 examination 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 servers, hubs, switches and routers create log files that can be used for forensic examination. 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 computer networks in the lab using various forensics tools and devices. Prerequisite: CFOR-210. (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 
Biomechanical 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 
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 
Photonics - PHOT
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 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST