Program Overview

Info booklet
Cybersecurity
Dates

Start date: TBA

End date: TBA


Schedule

Mode of delivery: Hybrid (learning online and on campus)

Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. & Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (see schedule for more details)

Objective

Graduates of this program will become specialists in cybersecurity. Currently, these types of individuals are in high-demand as most organizations involved in these areas of activity are forced to hire individuals with their own-segmented specializations. This program will allow graduates to possess a comprehensive knowledge and skill-set of all implicated technologies and cybersecurity concepts.

Description

The role of cybersecurity technicians is primarily to ensure the protection of technological infrastructures through the use of tools to detect intrusions and security incidents and to implement risk mitigation or threat eradication measures. Cybersecurity technicians also verify the compliance of configurations with cybersecurity policies and participate in risk assessment.

Cybersecurity technicians are also responsible for promoting cybersecurity within the organization by applying the best practices themselves. These technicians are seen as references and critical resource people, and as such, they must regularly keep themselves informed of new threats and ways to counter new attacks in order to ensure the cyber resilience of the infrastructure they are protecting.

Cybersecurity technicians are also called upon to advise network administrators on the management of access and digital identities on the network, as well as the management and configuration of equipment in order to ensure a rapid return to normal in the event of a cyber attack.

Courses

The Cybersecurity: Prevention and Intervention AEC consists of eight (8) credit courses, for a total of 570 hours.

  • 420-B01-LA  Preventive Surveillance in Cybersecurity – 75 Hours
  • 420-B02-LA  Cyber Threat and Risk Analysis – 75 Hours
  • 420-B05-LA  Vulnerability Management – 60 Hours
  • 420-B03-LA  Cyber Defense – 90 Hours
  • 420-B04-LA  Conformity Assessment – 45 Hours
  • 420-B06-LA  Intrusion Testing – 90 Hours
  • 420-B07-LA  Cybersecurity Incident Management – 75 Hours
  • 420-B08-LA  Business Cybersecurity Management – 60 Hours

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements (see “further details” below), interested individuals must also fit one of the following profiles:

  • Profile A
    • Have a college diploma (DEC) in computer science and have network management skills or an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC) in network management or training deemed sufficient.
  • Profile B
    • Have recognized relevant experience as a network management technician.

Further Details

You are eligible to register in a program if you are a:

  • Canadian Citizen or
  • Permanent Resident or
  • Holder of a valid Student Visa

And you can provide proof of previous studies deemed acceptable by the College, for example:

  • A Quebec Secondary V Diploma or a Diploma of Secondary Studies or equivalent scholarity or
  • A College Diploma or a University Degree or
  • An “Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec” or
  • Partial high school studies, coupled with a recommendation from a current or former employer that you would benefit from pursuing your education at the post-secondary level.

And you meet one of the following three conditions:

  • You have not been a full-time student for at least two consecutive terms or one school year within the last 12 months.
  • You are part of an agreement between the College and an employer, or you are sponsored within the terms of a government program (for example: CSST, Emploi-Québec).
  • You have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies spread over a period of one year or more.