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Micro-credential Overview

In the digital age, there are a myriad of evidential challenges for forensic investigators. Students can earn the collection and preservation of digital evidence micro-credential by completing the UCO FRSC 4463 digital forensics academic course.

Learn from Mark McCoy, Ed.D., forensic science professor and former Oklahoma State Bureau of investigation deputy inspector, as he teaches the proper protocols for the collection and preservation of digital evidence in a forensically sound manner.

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What will you be able to do with this micro-credential?

  • Rules of evidence and the IACIS Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct as applicable to computer forensics.
  • Proper computer search and seizure methodologies to include photographic and documentation procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to preview evidence on a computer in a forensically sound manner.
  • Demonstrate the techniques to make a forensic duplicate of digital evidence at a crime scene.
  • Explain on-scene actions taken for the preservation of physical and volatile digital evidence including the proper handling of mobile phones.
  • Establish, maintain and document a forensically sound examination environment.

Intended Audience

  • UCO Forensic Science Institute students enrolled in the FRSC 4463 digital forensics academic course 

Instruction Method

  • In-person


  • Fall semester


  • Those interested must be enrolled as a student in UCO’s FRSC 4463 digital forensics academic course. Registration for this micro-credential is included in the course enrollment.


  • The micro-credential fee is included in the price of the FRSC 4463 digital forensics academic course tuition and fees.

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What is a Micro-credential?

Micro-credentials provide new opportunities to demonstrate specific knowledge, skills and abilities in ways that create a more complete picture of your capabilities. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles. Digital micro-credentials can provide another way to demonstrate your achievement of competencies and allows you to clearly communicate your capabilities to others.