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Business and Computer Science

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Certificate of Achievement

The Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Certificate of Achievement is designed for the person who already has a college degree – Associate’s, Bachelor’s or higher. Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. They may coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities. Graduates may also pursue a career in Information Security Analysis. Employees in this field plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information.


Students may select an alternate Computer Science (GE MST) course for which they have appropriate academic advisement and preparation in mathematics, such as CSC-106.

Total Credits: 18

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Program will be able to:

  • Have a strong foundational knowledge of the history and current status of forensic accounting.
  • Apply this foundational knowledge to investigate and report on potentially fraudulent activity.
  • Create written and computer-generated reports to be used in litigation support provided by accountants.
  • Enumerate the proper methods used in evidence management.
  • Calculate economic losses and estimate business valuations.
  • Demonstrate ethical/professional responsibility in the analysis and reporting of fraudulent business events.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn studying Accounting?

They acquire an extensive background in accounting and a strong fundamental knowledge of the major functions of business and industry. They study business law, business organization and management, mathematics and economics.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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