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Computer Forensics/Network Security

Learn the ins and outs of protecting digital assets, fundamentals of cybersecurity, and become introduced to the world of digital forensics with this year-long certificate program in computer forensics and network security.

Not only will you be more tech savvy, you'll build and improve on your already solid understand of information technology.

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Upon graduation from the Information Technology / Computer Forensics/Network Security program, graduates will be prepared to:

  1. Plan, coordinate and implement network, computer/systems technical procedures to retrieve data.
  2. Answer user inquiries regarding software and hardware operation to retrieve digital information.
  3. Keep records and prepare reports detailing findings, investigative methods and laboratory techniques.
  4. Demonstrate professional conduct including responsibility, effective communication and ethical standards.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 43

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
IS 132
Computer Ethics and Law
5
IS 165
Networking Fundamentals
5
IS 210
Internet Programming I
3
Total Credits
 
13
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
IS 234
Computer Forensics
5
IS 244
Network Security I
5
IS 262
Network Management
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
IS 125
Linux Fundamentals
5
IS 245
Network Security II
5
IS 260
Database Theory
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up to date list of all classes that satisfy requirements for your degree/ certificate in iCatalog, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    4,335
  • Non-Resident

    $
    5,451
  • International

    $
    10,068
  • Avg. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Rick Dubois
    Rick Dubois
    Computer Science
    B.A., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Rick.Dubois@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3246
  • Mark Neufville
    Mark Neufville
    Computer Science
    Spokane Falls Community College, A.A.; Eastern Washington University, B.S.
    Mark.Neufville@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3434
  • Brady Nielsen
    Brady Nielsen
    Computer Science
    B.A., M.B.A., Gonzaga University; Additional studies, Regis University
    Brady.Nielsen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3434
  • Rick Udlock
    Rick Udlock
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Rick.Udlock@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3795

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Brady Nielsen

Faculty
Brady.Nielsen@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3434
Building 18, Room 110

Rudy Morrow

Administrative Assistant, STEM
Rudy.Morrow@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4321
Building 28, room 123