2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems - Electronic Discovery Analyst Certificate of Completion

Program Description: The one-of-a-kind Electronic Discovery Analyst Certificate of Completion emphasizes the continuum between technology and legal concepts that digital forensics and electronic discovery professionals must master at a minimum. Students will receive hands-on training in conducting comprehensive and defensible digital forensics examinations and electronic discovery (e-discovery) processes and procedures for the identification, collection, processing, and review of electronically stored information. This certificate of completion requires the successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (15 credits)


  1. Conduct forensic analysis of various types of computing devices and storage media using a variety of digital forensics methods and tools.
  2. Identify, collect, process, and review electronically stored information.
  3. Properly document a digital forensics investigation/analysis and create comprehensive analytical reports.
  4. Discuss correlations and contrasts between e-discovery and digital forensics processes and goals.
  5. Summarize relevant laws pertaining to both digital forensics and e-discovery.​

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate of completion is CISEAC01. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • This COC is considered Intermediate Level. Students are advised to speak to their faculty adviser about additional education options such as the joint CIS/Paralegal eDiscovery COC.

Please email cyberdefense@edmonds.edu with questions.

Department website: Computer Information Systems | edmonds.edu/cis

Certificate of Completion General Information

This certificate of completion (COC) is awarded upon completion of the required number of courses. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or S grades in all college level courses in order to earn this COC. Certain certificates may require a higher cumulative grade point average as dictated by industry standards. All credits for this COC must be earned at Edmonds College.

Certificates of completion (COCs) are not eligible for financial aid; however, some COCs may be eligible for veteran’s benefits. If you are interested in this COC, please talk to your faculty advisor or an academic advisor in student services.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources

Internal Coding

TC - 15
CIP - 111003
Last revised - 2022/03/02