Cyber Security

Loyalist College
Program overview
4 semesters
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
English

Start dates
Belleville
September 2023

Belleville
January 2024

Belleville
September 2024

Belleville
January 2025

About this program

Cyber Security

Gain the knowledge and in-demand skills needed to become an industry-ready IT security professional. Graduates of this two-year post-graduate program will be equipped to help organizations prevent fraud, data breaches and other vulnerabilities.

Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

A diploma or degree in Information Technology from a recognized college or university or equivalent.

All teaching within Loyalist is conducted in English. In order to be successful in a program, skills such as communication, listening comprehension, and reading and writing must be at a level sufficient to meet the demands of post-secondary studies. All applicants to Loyalist whose first language is not English, or whose previous education was in another language, will be expected to provide an English proficiency assessment for admissions approval.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.


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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • Business Communications in Canada
  • Computer Network Design and Implentation
  • Computer Network Design and Implentation
  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Networking and Data Communication

First Year - Semester Two

  • Cloud Security
  • Cryptography and Data Encryption
  • Implementing Security Policies in Operating Systems
  • Wireless Communication and Mobile Security
  • eCommerce and Web Security

Second Year - Semester Three

  • AI for Smarter Cyber-Security
  • Cyber Crime Law, Forensics and Investigation
  • Cyber-Security Incident Response
  • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • Secure Network Infrastructure and Routing and Switching

Second Year - Semester Four

Cyber-Security Co-Op

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

Experiential Learning, including a semester-long co-op experience

With this hands-on program, gain the knowledge and skills needed to protect and support organizations' cyber security needs:

  • Learn how to develop, implement and evaluate cyber security solutions to protect organizations from internal and external threats.
  • Practise assessing defensive programming and cyber security strategies, and gain experience recommending security controls for the effective maintenance and deployment of cyber security solutions to protect systems and information.
  • Acquire skills for designing and implementing cyber security polices and strategies using project management principles.
  • Develop strategies for optimizing the effectiveness of the information security in a business environment through risk mitigation and information systems auditing.
  • Explore designing and implementing vulnerability assessment procedures to identify and solve existing network security issues.
  • Get first-hand workplace experience during a co-op in semester four.

While completing this program, students will have the opportunity to acquire in-demand industry certifications concurrently with their studies.

Experiential Learning, including a semester-long co-op experience

With this hands-on program, gain the knowledge and skills needed to protect and support organizations' cyber security needs:

  • Learn how to develop, implement and evaluate cyber security solutions to protect organizations from internal and external threats.
  • Practise assessing defensive programming and cyber security strategies, and gain experience recommending security controls for the effective maintenance and deployment of cyber security solutions to protect systems and information.
  • Acquire skills for designing and implementing cyber security polices and strategies using project management principles.
  • Develop strategies for optimizing the effectiveness of the information security in a business environment through risk mitigation and information systems auditing.
  • Explore designing and implementing vulnerability assessment procedures to identify and solve existing network security issues.
  • Get first-hand workplace experience during a co-op in semester four.

While completing this program, students will have the opportunity to acquire in-demand industry certifications concurrently with their studies.

Qualification

Credential:Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Career paths

Find your career

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand and find careers working in a range of sectors, including computer systems design, financial institutions, public administration and government departments. The Centre for Strategic and International Studies estimates that by 2022 at least 1.8 unfilled cybersecurity positions will exist worldwide. IBM findings reveal cybersecurity job postings have grown by 94 percent over the past six years and according to Deloitte International Canada will need to fill 8,000 cybersecurity jobs over the next few years.

Graduates of this program will develop essential skills in the following areas:

  • Security
  • Network management
  • Analysis
  • Programming
  • Operating systems
  • Cryptography
  • Cyber forensics
  • Investigation
  • Cloud security
  • Penetration testing
  • Wireless and mobile security
  • Incident response techniques

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Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, economic, cluster-based applied programs and research that provide career-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community....


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Small gives us the power to do big things. And things that make a big difference to our students, community, and partners. In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance.

Small frees us to provide personal one-on-one attention, in small classes and learning environments. Small means our students feel like they matter. That they belong. That they are no longer invisible in a world which had passed them by. Small means that we can move mountains to help every student succeed, confident in who they are and what they are capable of becoming.

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Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario
Canada

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