Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne 

In this two-semester graduate certificate program, students will learn how to protect computers, applications and networks from unauthorized and malicious users or software. The program will cover key cybersecurity concepts of infrastructure configuration, information system security, risk management and policy, and ethics and law that are integral parts of cybersecurity.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 2 semesters

  • Multiple intakes per year

Part-time Pathway

Students may choose a pathway to complete this program while studying part-time. For more information on the part-time pathway see the Program Delivery tab.  

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree program from an Ontario College or equivalent.


Applicant must possess five years of work experience in a related field (or combination of education and work experience) as judged by the College to be equivalent. Applicants must submit a resume detailing their related experience and a cover letter outlining their competencies and preparedness for the program.


Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Winter Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2022


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2023

Winter Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2023

Spring Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Spring 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2023

Part-Time Delivery

Applicants wishing to study part-time will apply to CSPT at OCAS.  Timelines for completion will extend beyond those indicated above.

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for 2021-22 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CSC 1000 Cybersecurity Foundation and Fundamentals 4
CSC 1002 Ethical Hacking and Pen Testing 4
CSC 1003 Communication for Cybersecurity Professionals 3
CSC 1005 Hardening Modern Operating Systems and Applications 4
CSC 1007 Business Contingency Planning 4
CSC 1008 Cybersecurity Infrastructure Configuration 3
Semester 2
CSC 1001 Cybersecurity Prevention and Countermeasures 3
CSC 1004 Cloud Security Fundamentals 3
CSC 1006 Security Issues and Trends 3
CSC 1009 Advanced Scripting 4
CSC 1010 IT Security Forensics 4
CSC 1011 Mobile Wireless Security 3
 Total Credits42

Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies is under review. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this one-year graduate certificate program will be positioned to pursue positions in a wide range of public and private organizations in roles such as:

  • information systems security analysts

  • advisors

  • consultants

  • specialists

  • educators

  • network technicians

  • network administrators

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.