Information Technology: Cybersecurity

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2024 (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, 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 post graduate diploma may be achieved within two years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • Post-secondary diploma or degree.

      Advanced Placement

    • Students with a diploma or degree in Network Administration, Information Systems, or equivalent, may qualify for direct entry into year two of the program.
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    Career Possibilities

    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. 

    As a graduate of the program, you are well prepared for positions in which you identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software, and hardware, as well as help develop policies, procedures, and contingency plans to minimize the impacts of security breaches.

    You may find work in a range of positions such as Cyber Security Analyst, Network Security Operator/Specialist, System Administrator, Cyber Security Incident Responder/Handler, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, Penetration Tester, or Digital Forensics Analyst. 

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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.

    Areas of Study

    • Risk Management and Vulnerabilities in an Enterprise Environment
    • Cybersecurity Defense Techniques and Tools
    • Operating Systems Administration and Security
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Network Administration and Security
    • Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing
    • Cloud Computing
    • Incident Response and Computer Forensics

    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

    21220 - Cybersecurity specialists
    21222 - Information systems specialists
    22220 - Computer network and web technicians

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