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Computer Security Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Computer Security

Companies use computers and computer systems in their everyday business functions – they depend on computers to provide services and store information. And just as locking your door is important, keeping computers safe from intruders or unwanted problems is crucial in our technology-dependent world. Computer security (also known as information technology security or management) is a growing field and will only continue to become more important as technology and the Internet advances. Computer security programs at Ontario colleges teach you to understand and identify risks and make systems secure.

If you’re interested in using the most up-to-date technology and programs to protect computers and want to apply your skills to a computer security career, here’s what you need to know. More

Computer Security Courses

Ontario college computer security programs consist of courses that teach the fundamentals of computer software and operating systems, as well as more specialized security management techniques.

Students will learn both the planning and operational side of identifying, analyzing and proposing solutions for computer security risks. Individual courses will vary by program, but may include the following subjects:

  • Computer hardware and components
  • Information systems forensics
  • Security breaches (hacking, the internet and viruses)
  • Database design, implementation and management
  • Security programming

Co-ops and work placements are offered in some programs to give students the opportunity to apply their skills and learn from real-life situations.

General Computer Security Program Requirements

Computer security programs at Ontario colleges require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Programs may also require grade 12 English and specific math and science credits. Make sure you check requirements carefully.

Some colleges offer computer security programs at the post-graduate level. These programs will require an Ontario college diploma or university degree.

Computer Security Jobs and Salaries

The computer security industry is thriving. As a result, students have diverse job opportunities. Graduates of computer security programs could be qualified for numerous roles, including (but not limited to):

  • System Security Analyst
  • Investigator
  • Computer Forensics Expert
  • Web Security Specialist
  • Computer Security Consultant

Computer security professionals are well paid because their services are becoming more and more in demand. The average starting salary is between $45,000 and $50,000.

Ontario Colleges Offering Computer Security Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of computer security programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Bachelor of Technology - Informatics and Security (Honours) SENECA SENECA@YORK WAITLISTED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Technology - Informatics and Security (Honours)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: IFS
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Technology - Informatics and Security (Honours) SENECA SENECA@YORK OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Bachelor of Technology - Informatics and Security (Honours)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: IFS
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Computer Application Security CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Computer Application Security


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 1476
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Computer Application Security CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Computer Application Security


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 1476
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Computer Application Security CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Computer Application Security


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 1476
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Computer Security and Investigations FLEMING PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Computer Security and Investigations


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: CSI
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Computer Security and Investigations FLEMING PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Computer Security and Investigations


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: CSI
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems Co-Op MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems Co-Op


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 455
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems Co-Op MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems Co-Op


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 455
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 555
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 555
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) WAITLISTED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PBAIS
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PBAIS
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY) Bridging SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY) Bridging


  • Program Length: 14 WEEKS
  • Program Code: PBISB
  • Credential: OTHER
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 4
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY) Bridging SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR (OAKVILLE) OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY) Bridging


  • Program Length: 14 WEEKS
  • Program Code: PBSSB
  • Credential: OTHER
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 6
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Information Security Management FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Information Security Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ISM1
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Information Security Management FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Information Security Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ISM1
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Information Security Management FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Information Security Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ISM1
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Information Security Management (ONLINE) FANSHAWE LONDON - ONLINE OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Information Security Management (ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ISM1
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. It Is Offered Online.

Show details Information Security Management (ONLINE) FANSHAWE LONDON - ONLINE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Information Security Management (ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ISM1
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. It Is Offered Online.

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