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Data Recovery and Analysis (APDRAD)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2014 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


This degree program is intended for individuals in IT settings in business and industry that need to know how to respond to incidents requiring the preservation and evaluation of electronic evidence. Students will learn current techniques in data preservation, identification, and extraction from Linux, FAT, and NTFS file systems and will perform analysis of digital data using open source, freeware, or other popular examination tool kits. Students will also learn common practices involved in digital investigations and evidence handling, and will become informed in federal and state privacy, intellectual property, search and seizure, and cyber-crime laws.

Important Note: Students should be able to pass a criminal background check before entering this program. In order to practice Computer Forensics in the State of Michigan, individuals must be licensed as private investigators or qualify for an exemption under statutes pertaining to the licensure of private investigators.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges.

Admissions Requirements

An Academic Math Level of 3

Continuing Eligibility

Students must maintain a grade of "C" or better in the program requirements.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Computer Instruction Dept
Michael Galea
James Lewis


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 3
CJT 208 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CNT 201 Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 211 Administering and Managing Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory 4
CSS 180 Computer Security I 4
CSS 200 Computer Security II 4
CSS 270 Computer Security VII 4
CSS 272 Computer Security VIII 2
CSS 275 Computer Security IX 4
CST 150 Computer Systems Technology I 5
CST 155 Computer Systems Technology II 5
Total 41
General Education Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3 - 4
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Elective(s) Math 3 - 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3 - 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 21 - 24
Total Credits Required
62 - 65


CIS 121 CNT 201 CNT 211 CJT 208 CSS 272
CSS 180 CSS 200 CST 155 CSS 270 CSS 275
CST 150

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