Richland College - Degree Plans - Digital Forensics - Digital Forensic Analyst Advanced Technical Certificate

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Program: Digital Forensics
Degree Plan: Digital Forensic Analyst Advanced Technical Certificate

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  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: ATC.DIGIT.FOREN.12

The Digital Forensic Analyst Certificate is an advanced technical certificate that provides an opportunity for students to acquire advanced specialized knowledge and skills to collect, identify, classify, and analyze digital evidence related to criminal or civil investigations. Those working in this field may be required to testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. In order to award this certificate, students must hold an associate degree or higher degree in the related field (information technology, computer science, criminal justice, accounting, law, or health). Exceptions will be granted for other degrees and junior level status in related areas will be approved by the program coordinator.



ITDF 1305 Digital Data Storage Forensics 3
ITDF 2320 Digital Forensics Collection 3


ITDF 2425 Digital Forensics Tools 4
ITDF 2330 Digital Forensics Analysis 3
ITDF 2435 Comprehensive Digital Forensics Project OR 4
ITDF 2471 Internship for Digital Forensics (4)
Minimum Hours Required 17

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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