Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Program Statement

Students will be prepared for professional entry-level positions in the field of cybersecurity and digital forensics. Students will master the theoretical concepts of information security, the methodologies required for practical problem-solving, and the digital forensic techniques to conduct analyses of computers, networking equipment, and related information assets. Students will also learn the principles of managing risk within IT infrastructures and how to conduct business continuity and disaster recovery planning for enterprise organizations.

Program Information

  • Students must complete 16 program courses and 5 general courses for a total of 64 credits.
  • All students must complete General Education Requirements which are infused through the program and general courses.
  • Students with CompTIA Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner certifications can receive Credit for Prior Learning for CIS 134, CIT 150, and CIT 281, respectively.
  • Students who have earned credit at other institutions may be able to obtain transfer credit.  Transfer credit approval for any Computer Information Systems (CIS or CIT) course must be approved by the Department Chair.
  • Bristol Community College is a licensed partner with CompTIA, Cisco Networking Academy, and AWS Academy. Bristol students can purchase test vouchers and prep materials at a discount.

After Bristol

  • This program prepares students for high-demand careers as information security professionals in various organizations.
  • Visit Transfer Services if you plan to transfer to a four-year institution to determine available institutions. Speaking to an advisor at least one year in advance is recommended to plan your transfer path.
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Academic Area

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Degree Offered

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems (Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics)


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Program Contact

Steven Frechette
Department Chair

Adrienne Foster Scharf
Dean of STEM

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