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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Forensics & Investigations, AAS

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Learning Outcomes

  • Properly acquire digital data from a variety of sources including different hard drive types, cell phones, PDAs and other digital media.
  • Have a thorough understanding of a variety of computer platforms and how data is stored in order to properly analyze the evidence or recover lost files.
  • Determine and design an appropriate plan for identifying, securing and gathering evidence in a case.
  • Understand the importance of ethics while conducting investigations and apply the principles in their professional and personal lives.
  • Communicate effectively with other members of a team, corporation or clients in order to obtain access to needed information.
  • Analyze data acquired and use the evidence to come to a conclusion that can be confirmed using standard or accepted forensic science techniques.
  • Manage a complex project from start to finish, both individually and in teams.
  • Conduct research to identify new digital media or new forensics software tools and apply the results to a case or incident, and to remain current in the field.
  • Communicate effectively with both technical and nontechnical stakeholders, both in speech and written documents, including serving as a technical/expert witness at a trial.

Important Notes

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of 2.0 in each core class.
  • AAS degree programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.


Total Program Credits: 91

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