Cybersecurity Awareness Certificate

Program Overview

The Cybersecurity Awareness Certificate provides the student with the knowledge of cyber hygiene, cyber resilience, current threats, and tools and techniques to mitigate threats in just 4 weeks.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define cyber hygiene, cyber security, and cyber resilience.
  • Form a basic understanding of cyber security threats to individuals.
  • Learn about unsafe online behaviours.
  • Cyber security tools and techniques for individuals
  • Methods of authentication including strong passwords
  • Data security and personal privacy
  • Skills in configuring and securing digital devices.
  • Contribute to cyber security in a working environment.
  • Learn about the most common cyber security threats to groups and organisations.
  • Respond appropriately to a cyber-attack.

The courses are provided with a variety of activities via classroom, guest speakers, observations, in-class practice, and group work.

The schedule and program end date are subject to change due to the student’s academic performance, course availability, academic breaks, additional electives, and study permit status.

Program Details

4 Weeks of Theory Courses

Theory Courses
    CPDT100 | College Success Strategies and Orientation  (20 hours)
    CYBA101 | Introduction to Cyberattacks (20 hours)
    CYBA102 | Cyberattack counter measures (20 hours)
    FRAU111 | Real time fraud prevention (20 hours)
    INFR111 | Basics of cybersecurity infrastructure (20 hours)

Fee Structure

Fees (in CAD) International Students Domestic Students
Tuition Fee $3,000 $850
Assessment Fee $250 $0
Application Fee $500 $220
Administration Fee $520 $0
Other Fee $300 $0
Textbook Fee $630 $630
Course Material Fees $300 $300
Total Fees $5,500 $2,000

Tuition refunds are based on policy stated in the college’s enrolment agreement and bound by the Private Training Act Regulation.


  • High school graduates or mature student status
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)
    • Grade 10 level English or communications course (pass) or
    • IELTS 5.0 (4.5 Academic) or equivalent; or
    • TOEFL 35-45; or
    • PTE Academic (Minimum 29 Overall); or
    • CLB 5; or
    • CAEL 30; or
    • CELPIP 6; or
    • Duolingo 65-70 (; or
    • College entrance test (50% minimum); or equivalent
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permit.

For more information on language requirements where internationally-recognized tests and other equivalencies are accepted, please consult with our admissions staff.