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Foundations of Data Recovery and Analysis (CTDRAC)


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.


In this introductory program, students will develop the basic knowledge and skills that will qualify them for admission into the Data Recovery and Analysis advanced certificate program. Students will receive an introduction to the principles of information assurance and will acquire basic skills in computer repair and PC architecture.

Important Note: In order to meet the requirements of the market for jobs in computer forensics, prior experience in law enforcement or the attainment of a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, information assurance or related areas is advised for individuals wishing to pursue careers in computer forensics. 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, BS degree.

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

Admissions Requirements

-An Academic Math Level of 3
-Students must also be experienced at installing and configuring computers and be comfortable with working at the computer command line with DOS.

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
John Trame


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 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
CST 150 Computer Systems Technology I 5
CST 155 Computer Systems Technology II 5
Total 28
Total Credits Required

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