Program Overview


New for 2020! This two-week summer program will introduce high school students to the world of digital forensics. Foundational topics will be covered, which include many types of information, computing hardware and software, information security, and current information trends. These basics will then be expanded to discuss how these areas are being exploited and the ways digital forensics can be used to safeguard the computing environments. Students will have independent work items and labs.

Program Objectives

Students will get understanding of several topics including:

  • Computing Environment
  • Popular Tools
  • Information Security Categories
  • Information Security Trends
  • Forensic Methodologies

Learn more about Digital Forensics:

Program Dates, Times  & Details Eligibility Requirements Program Cost Program & Technology Requirements Typical Day Faculty Bio

Program Dates & Details

Session Dates

3-week Session I: June 29 – July 17, 2020
Duration: 3 weeks
Live (Synchronous) Session Times: MTWThF, 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST


Credit: Noncredit
Grading System: Pass/Fail

Class Size

Class size is dependent on the number of enrolled students and the program capacity. Please email Summer College if you would like to know the number of students in this program.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be of rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior status – or a 2020 high school graduate. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page

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Program Cost

Program Cost:

  • Online ONLY: $2,500

*Please visit our Program Costs page for more detailed information. Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees.  Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program & Technology Requirements

Required Supplies & Technology

  • Reliable internet access
  • A  laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio
  • USB Drive
  • Video Camera
  • Microphone
  • Microsoft Office (will be provided to students for the duration of the program)

Student Expectations

Students are expected to be on time and ready to learn for the entirety of the class. A focus will be placed on the students ability to listen, communicate, and present material in a easily comprehensible manner.

This is an academically rigorous, college-level program. Students are expected to complete nightly homework assignments and actively participate in group projects. Students are expected to attend all synchronous classes every day, arrive on time, and meet all academic obligations. Free time will vary as each program is unique, as is the subsequent workload.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

Students must attend live synchronous online sessions Monday – Friday, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College virtual activities to meet and connect with other students across the world. Check out our Virtual Events and Activities page for more information!

Faculty Bio

Vincent Schoonmaker – iSchool Adjunct Professor

Vincent Schoonmaker is an adjunct instructor in Syracuse University’s iSchool. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from St. Bonaventure University and master’s degrees in information management and data science from Syracuse University. Schoonmaker most recently served as the CIO of a large New York based credit union. He has worked in many areas of information technology and with large organizations including Hilton Worldwide, Kodak, National Grid, and the New York State Department of Financial Services.

Schoonmaker currently resides in Central New York with his wife and two children. He is an avid athlete, and enjoys playing and coaching many sports.