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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (Co-op) Loyalist College - Belleville Campus Loyalist College - Belleville Campus, Canada

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CAD 15000

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 110

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24 months


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Program Overview

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. As a graduate of Loyalist's full-time Cyber Security post-graduate program, you may be eligible to advance your profession through the following certification pathways: CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cyber Security, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Associate in Python Programming (PCAP).

How You'll Learn
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.

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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 4 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 84 - With no score less than - 21
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a diploma or degree in Information Technology from a recognized college or university or equivalent.

6.5 IELTS Score
84 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 110

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11000 Per year

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