Program Transfer, Degree Completion and Additional Credentials
Graduates of this program with an appropriate three-year advanced diploma and three years of appropriate work experience, graduating with a grade point average of B+ or higher will be considered for direct entry into Ontario Tech’s Master of IT Security program. Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions.Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
MINIMUM REQUIRED HARDWARE
Intel I7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor or better with chipset that must support virtualization
16 GB of RAM
1 TB hard drive
Ethernet Network Card or USB to Ethernet adapter
Wireless Network Card
One USB 3.0 port (two preferred)
Microphone (headset preferred)
Windows 10 Professional Edition
Optional work term
Participating in the optional work term semester is an excellent way to build your professional network, explore career paths and apply in-class teachings to real work situations.
Effective September 2022, students in the Cybersecurity graduate certificate program will be invited to apply to the optional work term semester during their first academic semester. Entrance to the optional work term semester is limited and the processes for securing a work term are competitive. Students who qualify for the optional work term semester will be eligible to complete a four-month, paid or unpaid work term after academic semester 2.
Supports are available through the Experiential Learning office to assist students with securing their work terms. In addition, the Experiential Learning office is in contact with work term students and their employers during the work terms to help with any questions.
Work Term 1 (CYSW 1000)
The work term will provide students with work experience in cybersecurity. The work term expands students’ learning environment to real work settings where they will be challenged to apply their academic knowledge and practical skills.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
Once transferred to the work term option of this program, students will have an administrative fee of $475 assessed to their accounts during the academic semester(s) prior to scheduled work term(s). The administrative fee goes to support the broad array of support services provided to work term students. These services are dedicated to support student success.
Co-op Work Permits
If you are an international student enrolled in the work term option, you are required to have a valid co-op work permit before starting your work term. You must apply for and receive a Social Insurance Number in order to work in Canada. Documentation and instructions on how to apply for a co-op work permit will be provided only to students who are successful with their application into the work term option once semester 1 grades have been finalized.