Computer Forensics

Program Description

Whiteboard showing some IP Addresses used in class at Minneapolis College

Interested in a career investigating cybercrime? Minneapolis College's unique Computer Forensics program provides an integrated background in information technology and security, computer forensics, criminal justice, law, investigation and ethics. You’ll graduate with valuable teamwork, technical, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills that give you a leg up in finding a job right a way or continuing on to a four-year degree.


  • Instructors with business and industry experience lead classes and cover the various program areas
  • Workers with a computer forensics background are frequently employed by government and legal agencies. Rapid growth in online communications is boosting the demand for information security specialists.
  • Computer forensics students have the opportunity to participate in student life activities like the Information Technology Club, technology competitions, industry events and internships.
  • Many courses are offered during the day and at night. There are varied teaching formats: classroom, online and hybrid (combines classroom and online). Core and mandatory courses are offered every semester.
  • Computer learning labs feature small class sizes and are designed for individual work on computers and small group meetings.

Program Details

Occupational Outlook

An increase in computer security jobs is expected as technology continues to advance and becomes more affordable, according to As more businesses add computers, they will need specialists to ensure the security of their networks. In addition, as businesses increase their Internet use, the demand for computer security specialists should increase.

Potential Job Titles

  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Information Assurance Specialist
  • Cybercrimes Investigator
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Network Specialist
  • Computer Forensics Technician or Investigator

Where You Could Work

  • Information technology departments
  • Network administration
  • Internet service providers
  • IT consulting firms
  • Training centers
  • Technology vendors
  • Help desk centers
  • Technical support