Degree/Certificate: Associate in Science
HEGIS Code: 5505
SUNY Code: 1729
Major Code: ECI
Economic crime and financial fraud are the most costly crime problems facing the United States today. The rapid technological advances of the 21st century continue to transform the operations by which public agencies and private companies conduct business transactions. These technological changes have produced unique problems in protecting the assets of governmental agencies and private firms from internal and external threats. The need for professionals that are well educated in the areas of economic crime, financial fraud and computer security remains one of the fastest-growing career fields throughout the world.
The NCCC Approach
Niagara County Community College is offering a 64-credit hour Associate in Science (AS) degree in Economic Crime Investigation. This program will provide students with a strong background in criminal justice, computer science and financial accounting. It is this unique blend of knowledge and skills that will prepare NCCC graduates for transfer to related bachelor degree programs. This program is specifically designed for transfer to four-year institutions.
Students admitted in fall, spring and summer.
Program Goals and Objectives
To provide students the basic knowledge of crime, the criminal justice system, the principles of security and criminal investigations
To provide students the knowledge of the fundamental principles of accounting
To provide students the necessary knowledge to understand the operation of computer systems and related security issues
To assist students in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to investigate and select appropriate career choices
To provide appropriate advisement in preparing students and facilitating transfer to related baccalaureate programs
To assist students with the successful transfer to four-year related programs
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate economic crime and security issues
Demonstrate an understanding and comprehension of the basic principles of accounting
Demonstrate an understanding of computers and their basic functioning
Understand how the criminal justice system currently operates in the United States
Program Requirements (ECI)
A total of at least 64-credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the degree.
Criminal Justice: A minimum of 18-credit hours to include:
* Dependent on fulfillment of academic foundations requirements.
** Prerequisite: MAT 106 or MAT 110 or equivalent algebra background.
*** Prerequisite: CRJ 101 and CRJ 102
Graduates will transfer to related bachelor degree programs at Utica College of Syracuse University and Hilbert College.
There are several scholarships available to NCCC students. Scholarship deadline dates vary each semester. For more information, please visit the scholarship webpage at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships . The NCCC Scholarship Office is located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 or by phone (716) 614-6205.