1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Hands-on learning with knowledgeable professors


Upcoming Intakes:

Fall 2024: Commerce Court – North Bay

Winter 2025: Commerce Court – North Bay

Train in the emerging field of cybersecurity. There is an increasing demand for skilled security professionals in both the public and private sectors. Gain knowledge and understanding of modern security principles and how to protect and defend the digital information of an organization. This program will prepare you in both the prevention and mitigation of security breaches to protect digital assets and eliminate financial repercussions for modern organizations.

Your Future Career

  • Information technology firms
  • Public/private sector
  • Cybersecurity agencies
  • IT/network security firms

What You Learn

  • Malware and hacking
  • Cryptography
  • Cyber attack and defense
  • Cyber investigation and forensics
  • Network security
  • Continuity planning and disaster recovery

Applicants must possess an Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent. It is preferred that students have an educational background in an area of Information Technology: computer engineering, software, hardware, networking, or a related discipline.

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

CYB105 Workstation Defense
CYB110 Malware and Hacking
CYB115 Network Security Fundamentals
CYB120 Cryptography
CYB125 Security Devices & Appliances
CYB130 Server Security
CYB135 Programming & Database Security

Semester 2

CYB200 Cyber Attack & Defense
CYB205 Evolving Threat Landscape
CYB210 Cyber Investigations & Forensics
CYB215 Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery
CYB220 Security Architecture
CYB225 CyberSecurity Certifications
CYB230 CyberSecurity Professional
CYB235 Laws, Policies & Governance

2024-25 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1362.5 - - $4082.74

2024-25 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15547.54 $1942.5 - - $17490.04


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Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.