Cyber Infrastructure Specialist
Program Code: CISC (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Other
Term 1 ITP-1123 PC Repair Fundamentals CIS-1103 Networking Basics ITP-1143 Operating System Foundations CIS-1002 Virtualization Basics CIS-1132 Introduction to Security CIS-1243 I.T. Consulting and Business Tools I COM-3013 Professional Communications Term 2 CIS-1203 Routing and Switching CIS-1223 Server Foundations CIS-1233 Server Enterprise CIS-1213 Wireless Networking Fundamentals CIS-1202 Helpdesk Professional CSD-4103 Project Management CIS-1232 Python CPS-1001 Co-op Preparation and Success Academic Break (May - September) Term 3 ITP-3233 Cloud Infrastructure ITP-3243 Network Scripting for Administrators CIS-2103 Infrastructure Security ITP-1052 ITIL Foundations CIS-2313 Consulting and Business Tool II CIS-2113 Business Technologies CPS-2001 Career Preparation and Success Term 4 Co-Op CPL-1049 Work Term - Full-Time* - OR - CPL-5559 WIL Project

The Cyber Infrastructure Specialist program is a two-year program where students gain highly marketable technical, business, and life skills in the Information Technology field.  Throughout the program, students will gain technical proficiency in Microsoft Operating Systems, Linux Operating Systems, virtualization technologies, server administration, disaster recovery, configuration of networks and network services, and security from a user desktop to enterprise systems.

The Cyber Infrastructure Specialist (CISC) program provides various levels of certification.  Students graduating from the CISC program can be certified as Information Technology Professional by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). ICTC represents the Canadian software industry and was founded by a partnership of the Information Technology Association of Canada, Canadian Advanced Technology Association, Canadian Information Processing Society, Association of Universities and Colleges Canada, Association of Community Colleges of Canada, and Human Resources Development Canada. For more information on this certification, visit ICTC National ITP Certification.

To be eligible to receive an Information Technology Professional Program Graduate Certificate from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), students must meet the following requirements:

Upon graduating from the CISC program students will receive:

Students also receive valuable training in several business-related topics such as project management, communication skills, leadership, teamwork, and IT service management. Students bring all these skills together by working on Request for Proposals (RFPs) to provide solutions to common IT projects.

This program creates a unique, stimulating learning environment in which students can safely master current workplace behaviour, resulting in a smooth transition from education to employment. Opportunities are provided to present creative technical solutions to solve typical IT problems. Instructional methodology across all courses integrate discovery - learning techniques, real-life scenarios, and hands-on applications. Students apply their acquired knowledge and skills to industry-based cases, and projects. This is done through several collaborative team projects and a co-op term.

Learn more about the 7-1-7 delivery model.
Admission Requirements

A university degree in the information technology field.

Employment Opportunities

Students graduate with the skills required to enter the computer support field as a network administrator, network technician, security administrator, desktop support technician, computer technician or help desk technician. Depending upon the graduate’s background beyond this curriculum, he or she may be ready to accept a position as an entry-level enterprise systems administrator.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.