Security Systems/Law Enforcement Technology
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Security Systems/Law Enforcement Technology

Contact Information

M. Nazrul Islam, Ph.D., Chair

Lupton Hall Rm 102
Phone: 631-794-6216

 

Alinda Askew, Secretary

Lupton Hall, Rm 101
Phone:  631-420-2538
Fax:  631-420-2537

Security Systems/Law Enforcement Technology

Welcome Message

On behalf of the Faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to our Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology (SSLET). The Department currently offers the following Bachelor degree programs.

  • Security Systems
  • Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Technology
  • Software Technology

It is one of the largest Departments in the College providing high-quality education along with hands-on experience in state-of-the-art technologies. Students are being trained on several areas of security and law enforcement field, including:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Security
  • Forensic Technology
  • Criminal Database
  • Crime Mapping and Analysis
  • Physical Security and Crime Prevention

We have a strong pool of Faculty and staff to serve our students. Faculty in the Department have academic and research expertise in broad areas of computer security, forensic science, criminal justice, and software technology. They are heavily involved to research works and grants. The Department is part of the Infrastructure and Transportation Security Center formed under the SUNY 2020 grant.

We are continuously updating our labs and curriculums in order to make them up-to-date and meeting the current technological needs. Our programs are being reviewed by external experts and supervised by a great Advisory Board.

 

Best wishes for your success in career.

Dr. M. Nazrul Islam
Professor and Chairman 

 


About The Programs

The computer as an integrating technology is emphasized in our programs to achieve remarkable effectiveness as well as exceptional efficiency of protective service performance. Our goal is to prepare students for a changing work environment in which computers will be used extensively. The technology engines driving our programs include computer-based security equipment that offer students research opportunities in crime prevention system design, including development of new encryption and biometric technologies and surveillance technologies to protect data and transactions on desktops, intranets, extranets, and the public internet.

B.S. – Security Systems

The Bachelor of Science degree in Security Systems educates a new breed security director, a manager of technology who integrates crime prevention theory with the design philosophy and hardware and software components of security technology. Criminal justice and security are, by their nature, information gathering and processing activities. Students must be prepared for a changing work environment where computers will be used extensively. The computer as an integrating technology is emphasized in the program to achieve remarkable effectiveness as well as exceptional efficiency of crime control performance. Specialized, state-of-the-art laboratories in Access Control, Computer Forensics, Computer Security, Intrusion Detection, and Security- Imaging Sensor offer technical resources. Courseware in access control, computer forensics and security, intrusion detection, and physical security teach how to manage the movement of people in organizations, detect intrusions on the corporate network, deter acts of corporate espionage and sabotage, and prevent theft of company assets. Students are taught how to use hardware and software to solve business problems. 

The goal of this program is to provide a positive learning and teaching environment in applied science and technology. The program treats the technical aspects of the discipline in order to educate a new breed security director who integrates crime prevention theory with the design philosophy and hardware and software components of security systems. Criminal justice and security are by their nature information gathering and processing activities and students need to be prepared for a changing work environment where computers will be used extensively. The computer as an integrating technology is emphasized in the program to achieve remarkable effectiveness as well as exceptional efficiency of crime control performance. The Access Control, Computer Forensics, Computer Security, Intrusion Detection, and Security-Imaging Sensor laboratories which house state-of-the-art equipment serve as technical resources for the program. The courseware teaches students how to: manage the movement of people in organizations; detect intrusions on the corporate network; deter acts of corporate espionage and sabotage; and prevent theft of company assets. What is different about this program is that it has been shaped as a digital age curriculum. Students do not simply learn about hardware and software but also are taught how to use it to solve protection problems.

Our program offers students a choice of one of two concentrations, 1), a networking concentration; or 2) a transportation security – aviation concentration. These concentrations are supported by courses from Farmingdale’s Aviation and Computer Systems Departments.

Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have knowledge of advanced computer-based evidentiary and "discovery" data methods, and will be technically competent to administer procedures for evidence identification, documentation, and chain of custody maintenance.
  • Graduates will have knowledge to develop comprehensive computer security programs for organizations.
  • Graduates will have knowledge to develop protection programs for organizations using an integrated security systems approach.
  • Graduates will have an appreciation and understanding of the necessity for personal integrity, professional ethics, and cultural awareness.

Typical Employment Opportunities:

  • Corporate Security
  • Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Local, Municipal and State Law Enforcement Agencies

 

B.S. – Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Technology

The program blends courseware in computers, forensics, crime prevention, and technology to provide students with the necessary skills to control crime as well as to conduct investigations of crimes committed on a computer or at a crime scene. Students are provided with a legal foundation in the study of digital evidence, which is an essential element of cyber investigations. The program will provide graduates with technical skills to pursue careers in the protective services as well as for in-service personnel who may seek career advancement. Students are also provided with a broad based educational experience that draws from the deep reservoirs of knowledge of the arts and sciences. Graduates who wish to continue their education will find that the proposed degree program will enable them to transfer to graduate programs in criminal justice.

The Bachelor of Science program in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Technology is a technical program that prepares students for careers in law enforcement on the local, state, and federal levels. Other career opportunities exist with private police and military police forces.

The program blends courseware in computers, forensics, crime prevention, and technology to provide students with the necessary skills to control crime as well as to conduct investigations of crimes committed on a computer or at a crime scene. Students are provided with a legal foundation in the study of digital evidence, which is an essential element of cyber investigations.

The program will provide graduates with technical skills to pursue careers in the protective services as well as for in-service personnel who may seek career advancement. Students are also provided with a broad based educational experience that draws from the deep reservoirs of knowledge of the arts and sciences. Graduates who wish to continue their education will find that the program will adequately prepare them for graduate studies in criminal justice and related fields.

Students majoring in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Technology will take a total of 122 credits of which 61 credits are in criminal justice and 61 credits are in liberal arts and sciences, with 33 credits as free electives. In the first two years of the program, students will have completed basic courses in criminal justice with acquired competencies in criminal and procedural law, criminal investigation and criminalistics. In the third year of study, students will take the more advanced technology courses. The advanced technology courses will provide students with skills in computer forensics, forensic imaging and video analysis, criminal justice database management, crime analysis and mapping, and crime prevention technology. The program concludes with a senior project capstone course which may involve the analysis of a discipline-related technical problem or the development of a research project.

Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have knowledge of criminal investigations and criminalistics and be able to analyze the elements that constitute crimes and effectively apply scientific methods towards crime scene investigations.
  • Graduates will have knowledge of the technologies used in a variety of criminal justice and law enforcement applications ranging from crime scene investigations to digital forensic investigations.
  • Graduates will take specialized courses to gain knowledge in areas such as geographical information systems, crime analysis and prevention, security, and law enforcement technologies.

 

B.S. - Software Technology

The Software Technology Program encompasses the technical and professional background needed to customize and apply industry standard software for a wide variety of functions in such industries as business, manufacturing, engineering, and service. As a project intensive and professional practice oriented program, it will focus on the skills and competencies needed to work with and apply the most prominent software in the global market. The program also includes provisions to gain computer hardware and networking skills to function as a computer networking technologist.

Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have the technical skills to customize and apply industry standard software for a wide variety of functions in such industries as business, manufacturing, engineering, and service.
  • Graduates will have the technical background in computer hardware and networking skills to function as a computer networking technologist.
  • Graduates will exhibit an understanding of the necessity for personal integrity, ethical behavior, cultural awareness and lifelong learning.

Typical Employment Opportunities:

  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Computer Network Technologist
  • CISCO Computer Network Technologist
  • SAP Applications Specialist for Materials Management/Supply Chain/Human Resource Management /Quality Control
  • SAP/ERP Software Configuration Specialist
  • SAS Software Applications Engineer
  • Oracle Software Applications
  • Engineering Design/Manufacturing Graphics Technologist

 


Faculty and Staff

Dr. M. Nazrul Islam
Professor and Chairman


Dr. Qinghai J. Gao
Professor


Dr. Michelle D. Miranda
Associate Professor


Dr. Eddie Davis
Assistant Professor


Dr. Brian Kelly
Assistant Professor

 

Prof. Robert Koval
Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Dr. Robert L. Greenberg
Visiting Assistant Professor


Alinda Askew
Secretary

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