|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Barrie|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters, plus 1 Co-op term|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,709 per year
The displayed fee is for the 2022-2023 academic year and is subject to change. The fee covers and includes tuition (CA$15,450), health insurance, and other ancillary charges.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
Note: Applicants will be asked to submit a current resume and letter of interest to the Program Coordinator. Academic and experiential learning of all applicants will be assessed.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language and/or you are coming from countries where English is not an official language, you should provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the language tests below:
Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check
Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.
NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.
Focus on practical information security topics and strategies. Benefit from field trips and industry guest speakers. Get hands-on experience on your co-op work term.
Students prepare for careers involving the development, evaluation, and support of cybersecurity solutions. Building on previous educational experience, students learn to create cost-effective and secure computing environments. Students develop the knowledge and skills to categorize, design, implement and integrate technical safeguards to ensure the security of information systems.
Emphasis is placed on cultivating the interpersonal, organizational, technical, communication, and problem-solving skills applied to enhance the effective implementation of security in a business environment.
Co-op Work Terms
This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
- Sem 1: Fall
- Sem 2: Winter
- Work Term: Summer
- Sem 1: Winter
- Sem 2: Summer
- Work Term: Fall
The need for organizations to build and maintain secure network and information systems has created demand for skilled computer and network systems security specialists. Chief Information Officers and Information Technology Managers charged with the need to plan and implement security controls and infrastructure to protect corporate information systems will increasingly require the skills of security specialists.
Career opportunities may be available in both public and private sector organizations including the financial sector, health care, education and more. Graduates may gain employment as administrators, technicians, security analysts or penetration testers.