Cyber Crime Specialist

Program Overview

The Cyber Crime Specialist Technical Certificate program is a complementary certificate program for the Information Security and Criminal Justice students.  This certificate program will provide basic training in  Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime.  The technical certificate of credit prepares students for a position in law enforcement, corrections, or security.

Students can enter the Cyber Crime Specialist certificate program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 21 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Cyber Crime Specialist certificate program must be able to deal with a wide array of situations with a level head.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$30,000.00 – $50,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $2,762.00
Books & Supplies: $710.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as entry-level Computer Forensics technicians.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • CIST1001Computer Concepts4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • CIST1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • CIST1601Information Security Fundamentals3 credit hours4 contact hours
  • CIST2612Computer Forensics4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • CRJU1010Introduction to Criminal Justice3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • CRJU2050Criminal Procedure3 credit hours45 contact hours