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Duration
2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

About the Program

This eight-month graduate certificate program will help jump-start your career in one of the world’s fastest-growing technology fields. Through experiential, cross-disciplinary and technology-enriched learning, you will develop specialized skills to secure, protect and defend mobile and network infrastructures, preventing fraud, data breaches and other vulnerabilities.

With a shortage of cybersecurity talent across Canada’s largest industries, this program has been designed and developed with leading financial services organizations to address the labour market demand. Your learning will be enhanced through guest speakers, industry capstone project and the opportunity for an optional paid work term with leading financial institutions in the Greater Toronto Area.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • business communication
  • project management
  • design thinking
  • research
  • communication skills

Work Experience

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment.  The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  January May September
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work Term

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • information security analyst
  • threat analyst
  • cybersecurity analyst
  • ethical hacker
  • IT systems and network administrator

Industry Partners

Developed in collaboration with Toronto Finance International and its members.


 

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