Information Technology: Cybersecurity

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Security violations, data breaches, and privacy failures are an ever-growing threat to businesses and individuals. Through classroom theory and hands-on projects in our advanced diploma program, you'll learn how to identify, analyze, and mitigate threats to internal IT systems and/or networks. You'll explore the systems, tools, and concepts used to minimize the risk to an organization's cyberspace, and the standards and procedures to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information systems. As one of the world's fastest growing technology fields, the demand for cyber security professionals has never been greater.


The requirements for this diploma of advanced studies may be achieved within one year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • Post-secondary diploma in Information Technology, Network Administration or Programming; or
    University degree in computer science or Information Systems; or
    Equivalent work experience in computer network administration and applications.

    Career Possibilities

    You will be well prepared for positions in which you will identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware, and help develop policies, procedures and contingency plans to minimize the impacts of security breaches. Cybersecurity and information security is an area with a shortage of skilled applicants, and industry demand is expected to continue to grow as cyber threats become more sophisticated.

    In 2016, there were 331,535 vacancies across Canada (3,737 in New Brunswick) for positions that required cybersecurity knowledge or training.  As a graduate of this program, you may find work in a range of positions such as cyber defence analyst, cyber defence infrastructure support, and vulnerability assessment and management consultant.

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    Specific Considerations

    Students may be required by host agencies or employers to provide a current criminal records check and/or a reliability or secret clearance from a service recognized by the host agency or employer before they may start their work placement.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants
    2281 - Computer network technicians

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