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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:

Admissions Office
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
TTY (218) 879-0805

Associate of Applied Science Degree Option
Required Courses
BUS 1055 Business Communication
CSCI 1070 Introduction to Computer Security
CSCI 1074 Introduction to Computer Forensics
CSCI 1076 Identity Theft
CSCI 2072 Cybersleuthing
CSCI 2074 Computer Crime Scene Investigation
CSCI 2076 Tools and Tactics of the Black Hat Hacker
LAWE 1020 Criminal Investigation
LAWE/CSCI 1072 E-Crime
General Education
AMIN 1050 Anishinaabeg of Lake Superior
ENGL 1001 College Writing I
ENGL 1020 College Writing IIB: Writing for Work
SPCH 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Natural Science Math
History and the Social and Behavioral Science
Humanities and Fine Arts
Global Perspective
People and the Environment
Total Credits required: 60

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.

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