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FSCT 5104 - Information Technology Concepts For Forensic Investigation 2

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course is the second phase of the Information Technology Concepts for Forensics Investigation course. It covers concepts of data communications, database management systems, programming, systems analysis, design and development fundamentals. These concepts are necessary in learning computer forensics techniques. The course will include lectures, labs and assignments.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 36942

Wed Sep 08 - Wed Dec 01 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 01 Wed 18:00 - 21:30 Online


Candyce Kelshall

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Due to the COVID outbreak, we are now offering this course ONLINE for the Fall term and classes will be taught LIVE. Attendance is mandatory. There is no textbook required and the instructor will distribute the course material in class. Your instructor will email you before the start of this course with further details. Please note, in order to successfully participate in this course you will require either a laptop or desktop computer with internet access so that you can access remotely the software required for this course. Please advise us if this will be a problem for you. **Students who require to complete their bridging requirements for either the CIA ACERT or BTECH programs may register & pay for this course without prior approval.** For information on Forensics programs and courses, please visit or email one of the Program Assistants at

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will have sufficient knowledge to advance to more specialized courses that require a good understanding of the various IT concepts, applications and terminologies. After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain basic programming concepts (eg. sequence, looping).
  • Explain system analysis, design and development fundamentals.
  • Describe project management methodologies.
  • Describe a database management system and its components.
  • Use basic features of a relational database system.
  • Explain basic data communications concepts.
  • Explain basic computer network concepts (such as LAN and WAN) and protocols.
  • Describe how encryption is used to support secure communications.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2009


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