Certificate in Computer Forensics & Electronic Discovery

Chestnut Hill College's School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a six-course professional Certificate in Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery. The program aims at providing students with a technical understanding of cyber crime and forensics and digital evidence collection and storage, in addition to the legal context for collecting digital evidence in light of emerging laws of discovery, privacy, cyber crime and investigations. 


Instructors are: 

  • Leonard Deutchman, J.D. is former Chief of the Economic and Cyber Crime Unit of the Philadelphia DA’s office. He has lectured extensively on computer forensics and investigations, and his expertise in computers let to his appointment to co-chair of the Computer Forensics Section of the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). He is now General Counsel and Managing Partner at Core Discovery Digital Forensics and Corporate Investigations. 
  • Christopher Tankelewicz is the Director of the Technical Services Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. In this capacity he supervises the Technical Services Unit, conducts legal wiretaps, participates in cellular phone forensics investigations, and performs consensual electronic surveillance. He has worked on joint efforts with Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He has been trained in wiretapping, video and audio forensics, and hostage negotiations.  


Each of the six courses can apply to the major requirements for an undergraduate degree in criminal justice, or to the general requirements of any of the College’s 12 ACCELERATED majors. 


Contact Mary Esther Lee, SSJ, at 215.248.7062 or e-mail leem@chc.edu for more information about how to enroll in courses toward the Certificate in Computer Forensics.


Certificate in Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery Fact Sheet (PDF)