Information Systems Security Focus on practical information security topics. Benefit from field trips, industry guest speakers. Get hands-on experience on your internship.

General information

Program code
3 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

This program prepares students for careers involving the development, evaluation, and support of IT security solutions. Building on previous educational experience, students learn to create cost effective and secure computing environments. Graduates are able to categorize, design, implement, and integrate technical and managerial safeguards to ensure the security of networked computer systems. An emphasis will be placed on interpersonal, organizational, technical, communication, and problem-solving skills applied to enhance the effective implementation of security in a business environment.

Additional program-specific fee information for Information Systems Security

Admission information

Admission requirements

- Post-secondary diploma or degree with a focus in computer studies, or equivalent work experience in computer networks and operating systems.

Admission details

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

  • College diploma or university degree with a focus in computer studies, or equivalent work experience in computer networks and operating systems.

Selection process

Applicants will be asked to submit a current resume and letter of interest to the Program Coordinator. Academic and experiential learning of all applicants will be assessed.

Reference check

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.


View the Information Systems Security articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • NETS1006 Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery
  • NETS1015 Security Management
  • NETS1034 Hacking Techniques and Exploits
  • NETS1035 Applied Cryptography
  • NETS1025 Network Security 1
  • NETS1026 Windows Systems Security
  • NETS1036 Information Security
  • NETS1028 Linux Systems Security
  • NETS1037 Monitoring and Log Management
  • NETS1030 Networks Security 2
  • NETS1038 Application Security
  • NETS1032 Digital Forensics


  • NETS1033 Computer and Network Systems Security Internship