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Data Recovery and Analysis (CVDRAA)

Advanced Certificate

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 certificate program is intended for individuals in IT settings in business and industry who 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 forensic analysis of systems using popular examination tool kits. Students will also learn common practices involved in forensic 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

Completion of the Foundations of Data Recovery and Analysis Certificate. Exceptions may be allowed upon consultation with a program advisor and a showing of relevant prior professional and/or academic experience.

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
CJT 208 Criminal Evidence and Procedure 3
CSS 270 Computer Security VII 4
CSS 272 Computer Security VIII 2
CSS 275 Computer Security IX 4
Total 13
Total Credits Required


CJT 208 CSS 270 CSS 272
CSS 275

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