All courses in this program will be delivered online (OA, OS, OR) for the Winter 2022 semester.
Learn more about our course delivery options
Graduates can pursue cybersecurity job opportunities in:
- public administration
- health care
- oil and gas
- supply chain
There is an extremely high demand for information security workers across North America. </p
Related careers include:
- cyber forensic investigator
- computer network administrator
Admission and selection
Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.
- Spring 2022 start: applications opened on June 14, 2022.
- Fall 2022 start: applications open on Oct. 6, 2021.
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.
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|
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.
The following costs are based on a single 1.5 or 3.0 credit course. Additional fees including health and dental are assessed based on the course delivery and the number of courses taken at a time.
2021/22 Domestic cost per course
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2021/22 International cost per course
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The following fees are based on a two-semester full course load structure. Fees for part-time programs will be assessed based on the number of courses taken within a semester.
Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) fee: $287.77
Books and supplies*
- Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
- For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
- 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.
Your program orientation will take place the first day of classes.
Learn more about our SAIT-wide orientation.
How to register for classes
You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.
Computers and laptops
This is a bring your own device program with custom hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
- Processor: i7
- RAM: 16 GB or greater
- Storage: 512 GB SSD or greater
- Video card: onboard integrated
- Screen size: 15" or greater
- Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 or greater
- OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- Approximate price: $1,800
To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in two short courses to prepare you for the academic year:
PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities
This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.
PREP 100: The SAIT Experience
Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.
Part-time students may register by emailing email@example.com.
Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.
Jessica Ager, Academic Chair
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.
Review the student guidelines to learn about the School of Information and Communications Technologies' expectations before you start your studies.