Nov 30, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Digital Forensics (certificate)

Official Title of Certificate: Digital Forensics, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 18-19

About the Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics Department

Purpose: Perform forensic investigations, incident handling and conduct incident investigations. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to execute forensic investigations of networks, hosts and mobile devices including collecting, processing, review, analysis and production of electronic evidence using standard computer forensics and evidence handling techniques.

Range of Occupations

  • Computer forensics technician
  • Digital forensics specialist
  • Digital forensics investigator
  • Forensic support specialist
  • Incident response analyst

Open Planner for this Certificate  


Certificate Graduation Requirements

Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Certificate Requirements: 18-19 credits

Elective Course Selection

Two electives must be selected from the following:

Career and Educational Advancement Resources


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Plan a digital forensics investigation.
  2. Use hardware and software tools to access evidence and conduct digital forensics analysis.
  3. Explain legal limitations on searches and seizures of evidence.
  4. Practice preserving, handling and documenting digital evidence.
  5. Prepare and present reports and testimony.