1 Years - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024, Jan 2025
Program Code: 2198


The Cybersecurity program is designed for the individual seeking knowledge and certification in computer and network-related administration and security. 

The Cybersecurity program gives students the knowledge and practical skills needed to become an industry-ready IT security professional. 

In addition to communication and support training, students receive training on popular operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, and Linux. Moreover, students learn how to configure computer and network technologies such as Cisco routers and switches, server virtualization, network services, and security technologies, as well as learn how to perform penetration tests, vulnerability assessments and forensic analysis of security breaches. 

Experiential learning is infused in most of the courses using simulation; students engage in a capstone project in the second term in which students will make recommendations and practical cyber defense solutions for active businesses.


Requirements & Program Information

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent in a discipline of Information Technology which can include: computer programming, computer systems technology, computer networking, computer engineering or other computer-related discipline.


Applicants, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Sault College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Educational Paths

Applicants ladder in as graduates of College Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas or Undergraduate Degrees. 

The list of these programs at Sault College is as follows: 

  • Computer Programming 
  • Computer Programming and Analysis G

Graduates can ladder to other Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs or to Undergraduate Degrees. The list of these programs at Sault College is as follows:

  • Network Architecture and Security Analytics 
  • Health Informatics 
  • Mobile Applications Design 
  • Project Management

Career Path

Graduates can find employment in all sectors of the economy, but mainly computer systems design firms, information technology consulting firms, financial institutions, various levels of government, and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


Program Coordinator: Dan Kachur, (705) 759-2554 Ext. 2648
Email: Dan.Kachur@saultcollege.ca 

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