College of Occupational Professions

IT - Digital Forensics

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Our innovative program in Information Technology, combined with state-of-the-art classrooms and curriculum, prepare our graduates for exciting careers in a wide variety of computer-based professions.

Digital Forensics

Our Digital Forensics program allows students to gain real world experience extracting data from digital media devices such as computers, smart phones, and tablets.   The digital forensics lab provides students the opportunity for hands-on learning which allows students to test their abilities in realistic investigative scenarios.  Students prepare case files for criminal incidents involving computers and learn proper documentation methods regarding extracted data case files.


of Digital Forensics Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

You will be introduced to Digital Forensics hardware, including write-blocking devices and workstations in addition to other tools that are found in many digital forensic laboratories.  Software programs you’ll become familiar with are Guidance Software’s EnCase, The SIFT Workstation, and Access Data’s FTK Imager.

While enrolled as a Digital Forensics student, you will receive an account that allows you to download and use products from both Microsoft and VMware even after you graduate.** 


  • Law Enforcement
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Corporate or Business IT Security
  • E-Discovery


  • White Collar Crime
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital Forensics & Incident Response
  • Mobile Device Forensics
  • Search & Seizure of Digital Evidence
  • Ethics in Information Technology

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2016-2018 academic year Digital Forensics, Digital Multimedia Design, Network Security, and System Administration associate degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was a 49% response rate to this survey.

**Students may not use software downloads for business use