1 Year - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 2196


Do you love making networks work? The Network Architecture and Security Analytics (NASA) program at Sault College is designed to build on your already-amazing computer skills and deepen your knowledge in the design,  operation, analysis and security of enterprise networks.

Become more in-demand as a specialist in information technology and network communications. Though this one-year post-diploma program you will:

  • Use the latest technology to become a network architect. Learn about network planning, implementation and maintenance.

  • Learn the skills of a cryptographer and how to assess security risks to digital infrastructure and develop security systems to protect sensitive information from hackers.

  • Acquire professional and entrepreneurial skills for entry into the industry and self-employment.

The NASA program prepares you to obtain certification from Cisco Systems as a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) security specialist.

Few people have the skills and education needed to address the massive demand in this area across multiple sectors. Because of you, we know one more person who will keep us safe from spammers and identity thieves. Our personal information feels safer already!

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, or Degree in the field of computer systems technology, network architecture, computer engineering, information security or equivalent.

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

Career Path

Possible Occupational Titles:

  • Networking Architect
  • Network Designer
  • Network Developer
  • Network Specialist
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Administer
  • Cryptographer
  • Chief Information Officer

Areas of Employment:

  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Industry
  • Transportation
  • Business
  • Aviation

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, dan.kachur@saultcollege.ca

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