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.
Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.
Students start any semester.
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Satisfy the assessment requirement.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
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.
Option 1 - Select 1 Course
Option 2 - Select 1 Course
Option 3 Courses - Select 6 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
Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
Approximate total for the program: $10,413*
* 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).
Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)