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Information Security Analyst - Part Time

Open for Fall 2020

Closed for Winter 2020

Length: 18 months
Credential: Post-Diploma Certificate
Available: Part Time Classroom

Program Highlights

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.

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Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $14,485
Year 1 (International): $21,235

Year 1: $15,127 
Year 1 (International): $25,983

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


This is a direct entry program. Applicants who meet the admission requirements are offered spots based on first qualified, first acceptance if space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications for Fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019 until the program start date.
Term Program start Program end
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020 Dec. 17, 2020

Program Details

Program description

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 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.

Your career

There is a global shortage in the supply of qualified cybersecurity workers that is expected to continue over the next several years. Half of all cybersecurity job openings remain unfilled for three months or more, most commonly due to a lack of qualified applicants. In Canada, job seeker interest in cybersecurity roles meets only two-thirds of employer demand. There are not enough applicants for the posted jobs.

There are growing opportunities in Alberta for IT professionals to find jobs in:

      • Public Administration
      • Health Care
      • Business
      • Finance
      • Oil and Gas
      • Manufacturing
      • Supply Chain
      • Transportation

In North America, 68% of professionals reported a shortage of information security workers in their departments in 2017, and the majority believe it is due to a lack of qualified workers.

Globally, the cyber workforce is expanding across both the goods-producing and service sectors. The strongest sectors for expansion in cybersecurity workers (reported as a % increase in cyber workforce) are:

        • Health Care
        • Retail
        • Manufacturing
        • Education
        • Energy

All of these industries will require information security resources to protect their digital property. SAIT graduates of the Information Security Analyst post-diploma certificate will be given the opportunity to specialize in information security and enhance their current skills.   

Student success

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.

Credentials and accreditations

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


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Admission 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.


Fall 2020 - open Oct. 2, 2019

Applications are open until the end of the term.

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. 


Courses may be scheduled between 8:00 am — 9:00 pm. 

Core courses

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


Tuition and fees per year*

2019/20 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees SAITSA fees Health & Dental Plan 2019/20 total
1 $13,500 $462 $288 $235 $14,485

2019/20 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees SAITSA fees Health & Dental Plan 2019/20 total
1 $20,250 $462 $288 $460 $21,235

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

*as approved by SAIT's Board of Governors

2020/21 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $24,553 $682 $288 $460 $25,983

*as approved by SAIT's Board of Governors


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: $460
  • 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.

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

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 Fall 2020 booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start. We recommend you wait to buy your books until your first few days of classes and speak with your instructors.


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