This certificate program is part of the Network Systems Technology AS degree program. A College Credit Certificate consists of a program of instruction of less than sixty (60) credits of college-level courses, which is part of an AS degree program and prepares students for entry into employment.
The College Credit Certificate (CCC) in Digital Forensics program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the cybersecurity and computer forensics. In particular, the program is designed to help prepare students for employment opportunities as cybersecurity, computer forensics and data recovery. Furthermore, the program is designed to help students obtain the skills needed to earn various industry-recognized certifications.
The content includes but is not limited to creating digital forensics images of computers and network servers, obtaining the contents of volatile memory, decrypting passwords and documents. Students will be prepared to apply conceptual and theoretical knowledge to the workplace utilizing technical skills learned during the program.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 32 credit hours of Digital Forensics coursework. Students completing this College Credit Certificate can apply many of the credits directly to the AS Network Systems Technology Degree.
Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.
Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major in order to be eligible for graduation. Students must indicate their intention to attend commencement ceremony, by completing the Commencement Form by the published deadline.