Algonquin College

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Computer Systems Technology - Security

Algonquin College

Faculty:School of Advanced Technology
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Length:3 Year(s)


Further your studies to specialize your IT career in the advancing field of Security.

Graduates of the Computer Systems Technician - Networking Ontario College Diploma program may be interested in furthering their knowledge and skills with this third year of study.

This third-year Computer Systems Technology - Security Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you to perform a critical role in securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business-critical data, transactions and network infrastructure.


Additional Admission Requirements:

    Successful completion of Algonquin College`s Computer Systems Technician program or Computer Systems Technician - Networking program. For direct flow through students, a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher is required. Pembroke students will be required to achieve 70% on a pre-admission assessment. Self-directed Cisco CCNA modules are available to assist the students in preparation of the assessment.

    Applicants who are not flowing directly from the Computer Systems Technician (0150X) or Computer Systems Technician -Networking (1560X) program to the Computer Systems Technology - Security program OR applicants who have not completed a qualifying version of Algonquin`s Computer Systems Technician (0150X) or Computer Systems Technician -Networking (1560X) program but with similar or equivalent knowledge/experience, will be assessed on an individual basis through an Advanced Standing application to the program`s Level 05.

    Applicants should have basic computer skills such as keyboard proficiency, Internet browsing and searching, and the use of an office software suite (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) prior to the start of the program. The Mobile Learning Center Coach (C102) offers training in these skills if needed.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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