Diploma of Cybersecurity Specialist with co-op

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This program is designed for students who are interested in future careers in the field of cybersecurity. This program provides a solid foundation of theory and practical knowledge and a co-op portion where the students can put their theory into practice in the workplace.

Course Breakdown:

- Network Fundamentals
- Data, Asset and Identity Protection
- Cryptography and Network Security
- Cloud Security
- Cyber Forensics
- Pen Tests

  • 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 fees: $15500
Textbook fee: $450
Co-op placement fee: $1250
Domestic Students:
Registration fee: $200
Tuition fees: $9900
Textbook fee: $450
Co-op Placement Fee: $1250
Graduates of this diploma can consider the following 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:
38 weeks (28 weeks of academic study + 10 weeks of co-op)

480 hours of instruction + 350 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.
Start Dates:
Sept 6th 2022, Jan 9th 2023, May 8th 2023, Sept 5th 2023