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Course Number: ITDF 1400 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Digital Forensics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the application of digital forensic technology to collect, analyze, document, and present information while maintaining a documented chain of custody. Overview of ethics, crime, and other legal guidelines/regulations/laws. Includes overview of tools used for forensic analysis of digital devices in investigations. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITDF 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Digital Data Storage Forensics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration, examination, and assessment of the characteristics and details of digital storage media used in computers systems and small-scale digital devices. Includes experimenting with various tools to reinforce identification of evidentiary data. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITDF 2420 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Digital Forensics Collection

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of acquiring digital evidence from devices, networks and logs while preserving the evidentiary chain. Includes the legal aspects of the search and seizure of computers and related equipment/information. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITDF 2425 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Digital Forensics Tools

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skills-based course in the applications of forensic analysis software and hardware tools. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITDF 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Digital Forensics Analysis

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Digital forensic analysis, report preparation, and evidence presentation. Emphasizes balancing legal and technical aspects of cases where digital forensics is employed. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITDF 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Comprehensive Digital Forensics Project

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Comprehensive application of skills learned in previous digital forensics courses in a simulated crime scene or workplace investigation. Includes collection, analysis, and presentation of digital data and evidence in a problem-based case study format. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: ITDF 2471 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Internship for Digital Forensics

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Students might be required to pass a criminal background check before beginning internship.
Course Description: This course provides experience in digital forensics in either the public or private sector. Emphasis is placed on student involvement with business or government agencies dealing with digital forensic analysis or investigation. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully analyze a real-world computer forensic operation and convey the results to the client in written and verbal form. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (18 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.