South Florida State College makes it possible for you to earn a College Credit Certificate in Digital Forensics in as little as one year.
Digital forensics is emerging as a high-demand specialized field of forensic science. Digital forensics investigators recover, examine, and trace material found in digital devices, such as computers and cellular phones, often in relation to computer crime, corporate investigations, or unauthorized network intrusion.
SFSC’s Digital Forensics program gives you the necessary training and knowledge needed to prepare for and conduct digital forensics investigations and incident handling methods and procedures. Courses emphasize computer hardware and operating systems and the principles, laws, and legal aspects of digital forensics. Graduates earn 32 hours of college credit and are awarded the Lantern Certified Operator credential, which validates their ability to conduct analysis of any Apple or Android mobile device. Students receive extensive hands-on experience with with many of the industry standard hardware and software devices used to conduct forensic imaging and analysis to produce a report of collected evidence. They receive the tools and training they need to pursue the CompTIA Security+ industry certification.
CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world.
The college credits earned in this program may be applied to SFSC’s Associate in Science (AS) degree in Network Systems Technology.
Fundamentals of Computers
Professional Development in the Workplace
Computer Network Security
Selected Topics in Computer Networking
Laws and Legal Aspects of IT Security
Cisco Networking Fundamentals
Introduction to Computer Forensics
Security Testing and Auditing
Data Forensics I
Data Forensics II
Network Security Internship
For complete requirements of this program, including any prerequisite courses, consult an adviser or Brian Bohlman.
SFSC’s Digital Forensics program is part of XCEL-IT, a grant-funded program that provides additional benefits to students who enroll in certain computer technology programs. As a student in an XCEL-IT program, you may be eligible for financial assistance, and you’ll be invited to attend customized advising workshops and classes, take part in workforce training programs, go on professional field trips, and receive career counseling. You’ll get assistance with internships, job searching, and preparing for employment. Contact SFSC’s XCEL-IT staff for more information.