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Computer Forensics

What it is
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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.


  • You will learn current digital forensics techniques in hands-on labs. Students with a computer forensics background are frequently employed by government and legal agencies.
  • Instructors with real word experience in business and industry will lead your classes and cover the various program areas.
  • You will graduate with the valuable teamwork, technical, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills that employers are seeking.
  • Many courses are offered during the day and evening. Classes are taught in varied 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 systems and small group projects.
  • Opportunities to participate in student life activities such as the Computer, Cyber Security, Computer Software Support, and Women in Technology clubs; participate in inter-collegiate competitions; attend industry events; and have internship opportunities.

Award Requirements and Course Descriptions & Outlines

Please select the award below to view the degree options and requirements in the college catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Create a plan for ongoing study and professional development as a responsible and ethical member of the IT community
  2. Provide support and maintenance for information systems
  3. Identify, understand and apply troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  4. Apply professional skills including communication, customer service, and teamwork
  5. Create and configure systems