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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Forensic Investigation

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The purpose of the Digital Forensic Investigation certificate is to provide a course of study for students to concentrate in the areas of digital forensics and data recovery from electronic devices. This certificate is best suited for people who have a background in criminal justice or technology, including programming, digital electronics or computer hardware.

For more information about the Digital Forensic Investigation certificate, please visit our website at

Locations: Ankeny

Students start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements:

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Successful completion of   or equivalent, or approval of the program counselor.
  3. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  4. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Digital Forensic Certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 24

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 550 300
Supplies   50   50

Approximate total for program: $4,478*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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