Digital Forensics Wordmark

Texas Skills Standard Board

The Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program will be the best place for student success in data assurance and data analysis. Our goal is to bring the latest technology and a vendor neutral education where we break away from traditional Information Technology ( IT ) training methods. We encourage and require independent thinking and problem solving to explore the scientific approach that is the basis of reliable investigations. Our graduates will be the best prepared to enter the workforce where inculpatory and exculpatory (Inculpatory evidence is evidence that shows, or tends to show, a person's involvement in an act, or evidence that can establish guilt. Exculpatory evidence is evidence favorable to the defendant in a criminal trial that exonerates or tends to exonerate the defendant of guilt.) data analyses will be weighed equally without prejudice.

Contact Information Program Coordinator
Division Office: Bonham Hall, B101
Phone: 972-238-6210
Jason Alvarado
Phone: 972-761-6720

Note: Richland College was approached by Department of Homeland Security earlier this year and became the first 2-year institution in Texas to receive CAE2Y - National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education.

"Main Entry: fo•ren•sic
Pronunciation: f&-'ren(t)-sik, -'ren-zik
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin forensis public, forensic, from forum forum
belonging to, used in, or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate
relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems <forensic medicine> <forensic science> <forensic pathologist> <forensic experts>
- fo•ren•si•cal•ly /-si-k(&-)lE, -zi-/ adverb"

Forensic work is comprised of: Recreating "deleted" or missing files from digital media (i.e. hard drives, CD/DVD, portable media). Validating dates and logged in authors / editors of documents Certifying key elements of documents and/or hardware for legal purposes.

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