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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
In today's digital age, cybercrime is on the rise and businesses and organizations of all sizes are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. This program is specifically designed for working professionals who want to advance their skills in the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity. This two-year, full-time post-diploma certificate program provides students with a comprehensive curriculum that covers a range of topics including cybersecurity fundamentals, network security, cryptography and cyber risk management. By the end, graduates will develop the skills and knowledge needed to protect digital assets and mitigate the risk of cybersecurity threats. It is critical for businesses and organizations to have trained professionals who can safeguard their digital infrastructure. Whether you are an industry employer seeking to upskill your staff or a working professional interested in cybersecurity, this specialized program combines both in-class and on-the-job learning, allowing professionals to earn a credential while continuing to work.

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Post-Diploma
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • An accredited or recognized IT or Computer Science related diploma or degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Applicants who do not have a two-year diploma may be eligible for admission if 60 post-secondary credits in an accredited IT or computing science program have been completed. A minimum of 45 credits must specifically be related to the program.

NAIT's eligible diplomas include:

  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Network Engineering Technology
  • Digital Media & IT with an emphasis in Computer Software Development, IT Business Analyst, or System Administration
  • Wireless Systems Engineering Technology

Application Deadline

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Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $13,440.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,248.20 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $500.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated January 17, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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