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2017-2018 Course Catalog

Criminal Justice, Electronic Crime Concentration, AAS


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This program focuses on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media, and conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

NOTE: Students who have a criminal background history may make it through the program, but it is NOT likely that they will find employment in the Criminal Justice field, and students with a criminal history may NOT be eligible for an internship, which is required for the AAS degree.

For more information about the Criminal Justice program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/criminaljustice.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Students may start any semester.


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn a Criminal Justice AA or AAS degree, a student must complete the standard core requirements for the degree, plus the Criminal Justice required courses and options and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 3


Option 1 - Select 1 Course


Option 2 - Select 1 Course


Semester 4


Option 3 Courses - Select 5 Credits


Students are strongly encouraged to talk to a full-time Criminal Justice instructor about which option courses and general education courses to take. Other CRJ courses may be eligible for use as option courses with department chair approval. Please consult chair prior to registering for those courses

Total Minimum Credits Required to Complete the AAS Degree-Electronic Crime Concentration - 64


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Books (approximate) 255 250 275 225

Approximate total for the program: $10,669**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Assist people in trouble.
  • Patrol businesses, residential and rural areas.
  • Collect evidence at a crime or accident scene.
  • Testify in court.
  • Be involved in community relations activities.
  • Supervise problem youth.
  • Assist judges and attorneys.
  • Set up Loss Prevention programs

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Ability to get along with people.
  • Possess maturity and emotional stability.
  • Be in good physical health including sight and hearing.
  • Self discipline to work with situations that may contradict your personal values.
  • Ability to deal with emergencies.
  • Function well under stress.
  • Ability to function effectively in a political environment

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Students who have a criminal background history may make it through the program, but it is NOT likely that they will find employment in the Criminal Justice field, and students with a criminal history may NOT be eligible for an internship, which is required.
  • This is a highly rewarding field with a great number of careers, including federal marshal, detective, juvenile court officer, security  manager, lab technician, parole officer, game warden, state patrol, prison guard, police sergeant.
  • Some courses may be offered online.
  • Average starting salary: AA degree $39,980, AS degree $37,645 (2010-2011 Placement Report).

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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