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Information Security Analyst

Open for Fall 2021

Open for Spring 2021

Length: 4 months Credential: Post-Diploma Certificate Delivery: Full Time Classroom

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Become an information security analyst and help businesses identify information security threats and risks. Learn to investigate cybersecurity events or crimes to IT systems, networks and digital assets.

Graduates of the Information Security program will develop skills to identify and interpret information security threats and risks in a business context. They can adapt industry-standard frameworks to propose practical solutions to mitigate risks.

Graduates will also learn to investigate cybersecurity events or crimes related to IT systems, networks and digital assets.  They will learn to review, analyze and evaluate incoming cybersecurity threats that impact strategy and operations.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program requires a commitment of both time and energy. Students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.

We find there is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested to the amount of success achieved. Learners with strong time-management and discipline have a greater propensity to succeed.

Remaining focused and diligent with coursework is important for success in completing the program.


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Information Security Analyst post-diploma certificate.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue cybersecurity job opportunities in: 

  • public administration 
  • health care 
  • business 
  • finance 
  • oil and gas 
  • manufacturing 
  • supply chain 
  • transportation 

There is an extremely high demand for information security workers across North America. 

Related careers include: 

  • cyber forensic investigator 
  • computer network administrator 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $15,127 

Year 1 (International): $25,866

Year 1: TBA 

Year 1 (International): $24,799 (+fees TBD)

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

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Tuition and financial aid


You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications for Fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019 until the program start date.
  • Applications for Fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020 until the program start date.
Term Program start
Fall 2021 Oct. 4, 2021
Spring 2021 Oct. 4, 2021

Connect to cybersecurity this month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Admission requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Fall 2020 start applications open Oct. 2, 2019, and are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the following or equivalent:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma from a recognized university, institute, or college.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered and is subject to approval by the Academic Chair.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate for the Information Security Analyst post-diploma certificate has a previous post-secondary diploma or degree, ideally in a technical or information technology discipline.

You have education or work experience in software development and/or computer networking or related fields. You understand the critical nature of cybersecurity and are intrigued by the ever-changing ways that both corporate and personal information continue to be compromised. You have a strong ethical standard and a curious mind.

Get started as an undeclared student

The courses in the Information Security Analyst program allow for registration into individual courses without going through the SAIT application process. It is important you read the ideal candidate statement above to be sure you are a good fit for these courses. 

You may apply to complete the credential at any time through Apply Alberta at which time you will have to submit transcripts for entrance into the credential. You must apply for prior learning assessment if you wish to get credit for a required course based on previous education or experience. 


Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Course code Course name Credit
ITSC 400 Standards & Compliance Frameworks 3.0
ITSC 404 Security Risk Identification 3.0
CPNT 400 Advanced Networking 3.0
ITSC 405 Data & Network Security Intelligence 3.0
ITSC 406 Security Tools 3.0
ITSC 407 Web & Application Security 3.0
ITSC 408 Global Information Security Acumen 3.0
ITSC 409 Security Risk Management 3.0
PROJ 402 Information Security Analyst Capstone Project 3.0
Total credits 27.0


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.


2020/21 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $13,905 $682 $288 $252 $15,127

2020/21 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $24,553 $682 $288 $344 $25,866

2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Check back for updates on the 2021/22 domestic tuition and fees. 

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 TBA $- $- $- TBA

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Check back for updates on the 2021/22 fees and program total.

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $24,799 $- $- $- TBA

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame. 


Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $344
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Student Guidelines

Review the student guidelines to learn about the School of Information and Communications Technologies' expectations before you start your studies. 

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Fall 2020


All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a power-user hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.


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