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College of Public Safety Administration

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Computer Related Crime Investigation


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2020 (570)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2020 (570), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information -

Kevin Thomas
Lead Instructor, AC
(727) 341-4540

Brian Frank
Dean, AC
(727) 341-4503

Program Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

This certificate requires eight of nine courses listed below for a total of 24 credit hours which include skills in researching, investigating, using computer software, interpreting laws, and using the internet as an investigative tool. This certificate will prepare the student for careers in corporate computer security investigation or similar careers in law enforcement.

The prerequisites for entry to the program are permission of the Dean and basic computer usage skills: editing files, navigating a file system, and browsing the internet. The courses include tasks that will enhance the student's ability to obtain and interpret data from various sources. The student will also be provided with scenarios and case histories to explore and gain experience.

These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Public Safety Criminal Justice, subplan Computer Related Crime Investigations.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code


Federal CIP Code

43.0103: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Corporate Computer Crime Investigator
  • Computer Security Manager
  • Law Enforcement Computer Crime Investigator
  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Computer Crime Consultant
  • Computer Security Auditor

Admission Rules

1. Attend an advising session with program director or faculty member.
2. Submit signed CRCI Waiver form.

Fully Online

Graduation Rules

A minimum grade of "C" in all Support and Major courses.


Introduction to Computer Related Crime Investigations

Select 21 credits

Identity Theft Investigations
Internet as an Investigative Tool
Tracking and Profiling Hackers, Pedophiles and Internet Stalkers
Internet Pornography Investigations
Internet Fraud Investigations
Legal Aspects of Computer Related Criminal Investigations
Forensic Computer Related Crime Investigations
Computer Software Piracy and Copyright Infringement
Total Credits