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Computer Forensics

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
  • Ethics in Technology
  • Law for Computer Forensics

Download a copy of the Computer Forensics degree plan.


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