Digital forensics is a critical part of the criminal justice and information security industries that helps to identify, respond and investigate cyber-related crimes and digital evidence. The Digital Forensics programs at Delta have been designed to prepare you for challenging positions in the rapidly growing field of cyber-investigations and digital forensics in a law enforcement or corporate environment.
This interdisciplinary approach, along with the ability to cater the program with two tracks, provides you a unique opportunity to learn cutting edge investigative and evidence examination methods coupled with the legal and procedural requirements required within the criminal justice system.
Knowledge of the digital forensic process permeates multiple industries and is an excellent way to distinguish ones’ self with a unique set of digital-detective skills. Obtaining foundations in proper evidence handling and law, along with the technical aspects of cybercrime, digital investigations, and digital forensic work, provides the core framework of the program. Depending on the student’s career goals, two different tracks have been developed for the aspiring digital forensic examiner.
Digital Forensics in Criminal Justice Track
The Digital Forensics in Criminal Justice Program is designed to provide you with specialized knowledge in digital forensics and the criminal justice field combined with a broad educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand for law enforcement, security, and correctional personnel who also maintain specialized training in digital forensics and cybercrime. As a graduate of this program, you would be prepared to seek employment and perform specialized forensic work during your career as a police officer, corrections officer, conservation officer, juvenile officer, private security officer, detective, or special agent, or continue your education in criminal justice and digital forensics for a career as a digital forensics examiner.
When the Digital Forensics in Criminal Justice Program is successfully completed, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in law enforcement, security, corrections, or private security. An Associate in Digital Forensics in Criminal Justice degree will help you distinguish yourself among other applicants and can be the foundational education for those wishing to work in cybercrime investigations and digital forensics or for those looking to advance their career with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR)
The Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Program is designed to provide you with specialized knowledge in digital forensics and legal concepts as they pertain to a corporate environment. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand for forensically trained technician in the corporate world. As a graduate of this program, you would be prepared to seek employment as a digital forensic analyst, malware analyst, computer forensic technician, or continue your computer science oriented education with a bachelor’s degree in forensics or computer science for employment in the intelligence community, eDiscovery, and computer networking fields.
When the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Program is successfully completed, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a digital forensic analyst, malware analyst, or computer forensic technician. An Associate in Digital Forensics will help you distinguish yourself among other applicants and can be the foundational education for those wishing to work as a digital forensic examiner or in the fields of eDiscovery, or for those looking to advance their career with a bachelor’s degree in digital forensics or computer science.
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- Legal curricula
- Cyber security investigations
- Cyber investigations
- Securing and analyzing digital evidence
Digital Forensics – Post Associate Certificate of Achievement
In addition to the Digital Forensics associate degree, Delta also offers a Post Associate Certificate of Achievement. It’s designed to supplement your criminal justice degree and experience with knowledge in the use and applications of digital forensics.
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Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your criminal justice studies with:
- Ferris State University – Criminal Justice with options
Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your computer science and information technology studies with:
- Capitol Technology University
- Davenport University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Northwood University