Computer Security and Investigations

January 2021

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 11, 2021
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
CSI
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,760.87 per semester*
International:
$10,072.06 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

September 2021

Availability: Apply in early October 2020
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 07, 2021
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
CSI
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,760.87 per semester*
International:
$10,072.06 per semester*
*Tuition amounts are from the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to change.
Complete tuition detail below

January 2022

Availability: Apply in early October 2020
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 10, 2022
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
CSI
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,760.87 per semester*
International:
$10,072.06 per semester*
*Tuition amounts are from the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to change.
Complete tuition detail below

The Computer Security and Investigations program is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in the protection and security of information technology.

Important program information for the 2020/2021 academic year

The chart below indicates the status of delivery for this program in upcoming academic terms. Please note that program delivery is subject to change based on government and public health requirements and the college's admissions policies.

Sem 1
Fall 2020
Online
Winter 2021
TBD
Sem 3
Fall 2020
Online
Sem 5
Fall 2020
Online

Program Highlights

The Computer Security and Investigations program is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in the protection and security of information technology. Your classes are regularly reviewed and improved to be the most current subjects demanded by the industry, such as:

  • Advanced Ethical Hacking
  • Incident Response
  • Vulnerability, Threat and Risk Analysis
  • Information Security
  • Advanced Computer Forensics
  • Internet and Hacking Investigations
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • CISCO Network Design and Management
  • Network Security

In addition to these cutting-edge subjects, you will also learn how to assess technical risk, develop systems and processes, to manage the risks associated with information technology, and be capable of providing technical assistance to prevent, investigate, and protect individuals and organizations from cyber-crime. Your studies will be from a security management and hands on technical perspective, with emphasis placed on the skills required to implement information technology security, and the investigative skills necessary to respond appropriately to breaches of security.

You will have the added benefit of courses in law and justice, taking advantage of Fleming College's reputation and experience in these fields, in addition to obtaining the technical training you need to function as a cyber security consultant. In this three-year program, the final sixth semester is an applied project or field placement in partnership with business and, industry, or government department.

Why Choose Fleming

Fleming has a well-known track record of producing talented graduates in the area of Cyber Security; you will acquire the best we have to offer and develop both technical skills and a security mindset, a winning combination that will put you on the road to success as an in-demand computer security specialist.

There are no other programs like this in Ontario. The CSI program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to prepare you for industry certification in the Cyber Security, Computer Forensics, Incident Response and Secure Networking disciplines. As you progress through the program you will gain the skills required for you to become industry certified in a number of areas, including:

  • CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Architect
  • CCE – Certified Computer Examiner
  • Security+
  • Network+
  • A+
  • Linux+
  • MCSA - Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (student level qualification)
  • CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker

Work Experience

In your final semester, you will work on an intensive team project or field placement. Each student will contribute specialized knowledge, learned in their program of study, to the solution of a real world technological problem posed by a sponsoring business or organization. Recent projects include:

  • Field placements in Security Operations Centres (SOCs) as security analysts, conducting analysis and protection against cyber threats in real time
  • Field placements within financial and forensic firms, working real cases
  • Field placements within corporate security departments and information security service providers
  • Field Placements within cyber security units of various government agencies
  • Security and penetration testing engagements with industry organizations
  • Forensic analysis and creation of standards for a security corporation
  • Development and field deployment of a computer network Intrusion Detection System for a managed security service company to support large commercial clients

This applied project or field placement will enhance problem-solving skills, applied industry knowledge, and the ability to work as part of a team. You'll also learn critical workplace skills such as time management, how to map a critical path, and presentation skills. Since you may be working on sophisticated developmental or research-based work, sponsors will often use the project as a testing ground and recruitment opportunity.

Is this You?

  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • good problem solving skills
  • creative and analytical thinking skills
  • strong interest in computers and technology
  • able to keep a cool head in a crisis
  • research and investigative skills and interest
  • desire to learn and be challenged
  • strong time management skills

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available in both public and private sector organizations. Job titles include:

  • Information Technology Security Analyst
  • Security Operations Centre Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Security Consultant
  • Penetration Tester
  • Cyber Investigator
  • Data Security Specialist
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Blue Team Analyst
  • Computer Forensics Examiner

Starting salaries for many IT security positions are in the range of $54,000 to $70,000. Industry surveys identify that IT security professionals are in strong demand, and professionals with the security skills you will acquire, consistently earn higher than average incomes among IT professionals.

Advanced Standing

Do you have another college diploma, or have you completed other technology courses at another college or university? You may be eligible for advanced standing entry to the Computer Security and Investigations program. With this fast track option, you can quickly complete the program and become qualified to enter the field of computer security. Contact the program coordinator to find out how you can take advantage of this opportunity.

Technology Requirements

Computer Requirements:

Must be virtual machine capable.

Operating System:

Windows 10 Professional (home edition is not adequate for the courses)

Processor:

Intel or AMD, For Intel minimum i5 7th Gen processor, recommended i7 10th Gen processor,
OR
AMD minimum Ryzen5 Mobile 4000 series, recommended Ryzen7 4000 series.

Memory:

Minimum 16 GB of RAM, recommended 32 GB (the higher the better).

Storage:

1 TB of storage preferably SSD drive.

Internet Connection:

Stable high-speed internet with high upload speeds.
minimum 40Mbps download and 10Mbps upload, unlimited bandwidth capacity.

Other:

Camera and microphone

No tablets or chromebooks for lab work

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Computer Security and Investigations must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English and Gr 12 C Math

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Tuition Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Athabasca University

Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

Ontario Tech University

Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Tech IT Bridge program.
Transfer Credit
  • 51 out of a 120 credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Robert Gordon University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Suitable reference from a Fleming College program faculty member.
  • Where the applicant's first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements.
  • Must be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information
Visit the Robert Gordon University website for further articulation and program information.

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