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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.  Demand for security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be 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 and a baccalaureate degree in Information Systems Technology or Public Safety Management for advanced career opportunities.

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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:

  • Digital Forensic Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst

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