IT Security Specialist

Program Highlights

The IT Security Specialist program prepares students to work in business establishments’ IT departments troubleshooting PC’s, installing and upgrading hardware, and ensuring that businesses are working on a secure IT network. The program prepares students to write the industry certified IT exams for CompTIA A+, Server+, Network+, and Security+.

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Program Overview

Program Type: Diploma

Anticipated salary: C$44,552 – C$105,490
(Information from PayScale Canada)

Program Duration: 21 Weeks

Program Notes:Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.

Program Category : I.T.

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Career Opportunities

Successful candidates can pursue careers in the IT field, specifically troubleshooting, PC hardware, and IT Security. Upward mobility in these vocations is possible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude.


Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • PC Troubleshooting
    CompTIA A+ 220-901 and CompTIA A+ 220-902
  • Computer Networking
    CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, and CompTIA Security+
  • Business Skills
    Customer Service Essentials and Business Correspondence Level 1

Financial Aid

Student loans are available, to qualified applicants, at both the provincial and Federal level in order to assist with the cost of tuition, school supplies, living expenses and transportation. Options for assistance that may be available to you include:

Please click here to see the detailed information on Financial aid.

Contact us

Contact Academy of Learning College Brampton West Campus today for more information and find out if a career as an IT Security Specialist is right for you. With financial assistance options for everyone, there’s no reason to put it off any longer! If you know anyone who suits this program, please refer him/her to us then you can benefit from our Referral Program as well.

Bhoomi ShahIT Security Specialist