The Computer Forensics Certificate may be earned in conjunction with the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Systems Technology. The Computer Forensics Certificate program provides a unique training opportunity for professionals and paraprofessionals who deal directly or indirectly with digital evidence and those who aspire to such positions. Law enforcement investigators, forensic laboratory analysts, attorneys, judges, corporate computer security specialists, and those who want to enter these fields can all benefit from this training.
A full-time student who takes 18 hours per semester may complete this program in two semesters.
After participating in the learning environment offered by the Computer Forensics program and completing the required courses for the Computer Forensics Certificate, the student may
Enter law enforcement
Work in the information security or computing investigations department of a private company
Work for a specialized computer forensics company
Start one's own business providing computer forensic services and consulting
The student will demonstrate the ability to understand and utilize:
Discovery and preservation of evidence
Depositions, expert reporting and testimony in court
Crime scene evaluation
The use of forensic software
Encryption, passwords, and hidden data
Examining financial, text, Internet, and email documents