Diploma of Cybersecurity Specialist with co-op

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The Cybersecurity program is designed to students will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter several different roles including systems security planner, internet systems administrator, computer network manager, systems implementation manager and network administrator.

Course Breakdown;

-Introduction to Cybersecurity
-Computer Networks
-Communications, Operating System and Data Management
-Programming Languages for Cybersecurity
-Information Security in the Cyber World Hackathon

  • International Students:

    Complete high school or A Canadian Secondary School Diploma or equivalent..

    Reach an IELTS 5.5 (academic) or equivalent or achieve a IGK Level 6 Upper Intermediate or pass the IGK placement test.

    • Pass an admissions interview

  • Domestic Students:

    • Complete high school.

    • Pass an admissions interview
    For more information on English language requirements, please see English Proficiency page

    • Computer Use Expectation
    In order to successfully progress through your studies at IGK, it is recommended that you have access to a personal computer or laptop. IGK offers access to computer labs on campus, but availability cannot be guaranteed and some program software may not be available on all open access computers.

International Students;
Registration fee: $200
Tuition Fee: $15500
Textbook Fee: $450
Co-op Placement Fee: $1250
Domestic Students;
Registration fee: $200
Tuition Fee: $9900
Textbook Fee: $450
Co-op Placement Fee: $1250
Graduates of this diploma can consider career opportunities;
-Informatics Security Analyst
-Systems Security Analyst
-Security Administrator

The paid Co-Op Work Experience portion is an important part of the practical side of this program. This is where the student applies the theoretical lessons learned in the academic class to the real world. It is designed to give the student experience in a Canadian work setting that supports the learning objectives of their class

Over the course of the academic program, Co-Op students will take a four-week Job Search course. This course will run in the afternoon and prepare them for the Co-Op section. It will help students with researching employment opportunities, understanding their own strengths and weaknesses and building a professional image.

Throughout the academic and Co-Op portions of this program you will receive the support from our Co-Op Coordinator who will work with you to help find a suitable work opportunity and assist you to successfully complete the Co-Op portion of the program. At the end of the work experience, the student is required to come back to IGK and complete their two-week Capstone portion of this program before graduating.


Program Length:
74 weeks (48 weeks of academic study + 24 weeks of Co-Op + two weeks of Capstone post-Co-Op review and project work.)

580 hours of instruction + 280 hours of Co-Op.

*Please consider reading weeks when planning the duration of your studies.

This program is not PTIB approved yet it is only taking Pre-Registration