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Program Overview

The Digital Forensics College Credit Certificate prepares students to acquire an accelerated credential and the corresponding workforce skills for immediate employment and career experience this rapidly changing and competitive field. Demand for security analysts is very high, as these analysts are needed to create innovative solutions to resolve digital crimes or prevent hackers from stealing critical information.

Through programs offered at the college, students also have the option to complete an associate degree in Computer Related Crime Investigation or Cybersecurity, and a baccalaureate degree in Information Systems Technology or Public Safety Management for advanced career opportunities.

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Program Details

Coursework in the digital forensics program prepares students with the technical competencies and knowledge needed to investigate system security breaches and recover lost or compromised data. Our curriculum features hands-on learning experiences that use the same evidence encountered in real-world scenarios. Areas of study include:

  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Cybercrime
  • Secure Operating Systems
  • Basic and Advanced Security Concepts
  • Network Security
  • Incident Handling and Response
  • Legislation and Processes in Digital Forensics

About the College Credit Certificate

Designed for concentrated study in specific subject areas, certificate programs are shorter in duration than Associate in Science degree programs. Credits earned in this certificate program can apply toward the A.S. degree in Computer Related Crime Investigation. Areas of study include:
  • Basic and Advanced Security Concepts
  • Hardware for imaging and Data collection
  • computer/Mobile Forensics Investigations
  • Incident Handling and Response
  • Legislation and Processes Related to Digital Forensics

Career Prospects

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security and digital forensic analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Students who pursue this course of study may find employment opportunities in job roles such as:

  • Crime Analyst
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Officer
  • Digital Forensics Investigator
  • Homeland Security Professional

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