Become an expert in solving computer crimes

The number of cybercrimes seems to grow every day: internet fraud, online identity theft, illegal downloading of music and movies. Even crimes that don't use a computer can leave an electronic footprint. Our Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations A.S. Degree teaches you how to recover and investigate evidence and material from all kinds of digital devices.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Information Security Analysts

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Our Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations A.S. Degree teaches you

  • Computer research and investigative tools and techniques
  • How to track hackers, pedophiles and internet stalkers
  • How to conduct identity theft and internet fraud investigations
  • How to combat computer software piracy and copyright infringement
  • Legal aspects of computer-related crime investigations

Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations Associate in Science

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Summer 2023 (620)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Summer 2023 (620), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

***THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING STUDENTS. LAST ADMISSION TERM IS SUMMER 2023 (0620)*** → Students who wish to pursue Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations may enroll in the Public Safety A.S. (CJPSS-AS) program with a declared subplan of Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations (DIGFORN).


This program is offered as a Fully Online program. This is a professional training program which will provide the student with skills in researching, investigating, using computer software, interpreting laws, and using the Internet as an investigative tool. The goal of this program is to prepare successful students for careers in corporate computer security investigation or similar careers in computer security and law enforcement. Also the courses have been aligned with industry certifications. 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Support and Major courses

Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,

If you have already started the program,

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Kevin Thomas
Lead Instructor

Florida CIP Code

1743040300 - Computer Related Crime Investigations (AS)

Federal CIP Code

43.0403 - Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.

Continue your education at SPC

SPC's Computer Related Crime Investigation Certificate is part of our Associate in Science Degree in Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations, which transfers to our bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.

Industry Certification

This program prepares you for the following industry certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+


If you're looking for training as a current public safety professional or need to meet your mandatory training requirements, SPC offers a wide range of Advanced and Short-Term Training for public safety professionals.

Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations A.S. Degree

Program Admissions

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