The Network and System Security Analysis (NaSSA) graduate certificate program at George Brown College is designed to meet the high demand for information system security analysts and related IT security professionals across multiple sectors – including high demand sectors such as Consulting Services, Finance, and Health Care.
Students graduating from this program will enter into a specialized information and communication technology (ICT) field. They will have the capabilities to assess and evaluate security risks and threats to physical and digital infrastructure, develop and implement security contingency planning, and lead the development of policies and procedures to ensure that security risk is minimized.
In their final (third) semester, students will engage with ICT consulting firms, networking support companies, and technology service support companies through a Capstone Industry Project course.
- This full-time program is delivered in a blended format, combining face-to-face sessions with online delivery.
- This delivery format is designed to accommodate those who wish to remain working, or those who wish to work while taking this program.
- This schedule will require that learners attend classes, generally, in the late afternoons and evenings through the week, plus all day Saturday.
The Security Innovations LabOratory (SILO)
Casa Loma Campus, as part of a $20 million expansion, will be home to George Brown College's Security Innovations LabOratory (SILO) – a new learning space to support collaboration between our industry partners and students. SILO will be a standalone lab/sandbox intended to replicate live environments that can be configured to include firewalls, switches, routers, access points and mobile hardware for testing. This space is intended to be the home of the NaSSA program, as well as to be commercially available to our partner organizations – bringing industry into the learning environment! In addition to SILO, George Brown College has invested over $1.5 million to create up-to-date wireless, security, VoIP and RF labs so that all students gain individual hands-on experience.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes