Put your investigative skills to work as a digital detective! Cybercrime Specialists work closely with law enforcement officers to search, preserve and analyze information on computer systems that can be used as evidence in a trial. This program is equal parts information technology and criminal justice. One day you’ll be learning about computer repair and networking and the next day you’ll be exploring criminal law, evidence preservation and the American court systems.
Don’t worry if you don’t have extensive knowledge of computers. This program begins with everyone learning the basics of repair and maintenance, covering everything from hardware, software and operating systems along with the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of network hardware.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Fundamentals of Technology
Computer Repair and Troubleshooting I
Computer Repair and Troubleshooting II
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Police Function and Fundamentals
American Court Systems
Network and Routing Fundamentals
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Mathematics – 4
Reading for Information – 5
Locating Information – 4
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).