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Cyber Security – Loyalist College in TorontoNEW

Available as a two-year program

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).


This program will be delivered in-person for the Winter semester. For more information, please visit our Winter 2022 Program Delivery page.

  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

  • Start Date

    September, January and May entry

Find your career

Cyber security 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. 

Develop essential skills in the following:

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

How You'll Learn

Experiential Learning, including a semester-long co-op work term

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 work term in semester four.

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

Co-ops in work terms are valuable work-integrated learning experiences in which students demonstrate outcomes from previous semesters in Canadian industry settings. In addition to building skills and identifying career contacts, co-ops in work terms add industry-relevant experience to students’ résumés. The co-op job market is competitive, and students will be expected to participate actively in their job searches. Students will be supported with information and skills to attain co-ops.

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