Cybersecurity: Prevention and Intervention

Start date: TBD

End date: TBD

Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6:30 to 9:30pm & Saturdays: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Graduates of this program will become specialists in cybersecurity. Currently, these types of individuals are in high-demand as most organizations involved in these areas of activity are forced to hire individuals with their own-segmented specializations. This program will allow graduates to possess a comprehensive knowledge and skill-set of all implicated technologies and cybersecurity concepts. 

  • Description

    The role of cybersecurity technicians is primarily to ensure the protection of technological infrastructures through the use of tools to detect intrusions and security incidents and to implement risk mitigation or threat eradication measures. Cybersecurity technicians also verify the compliance of configurations with cybersecurity policies and participate in risk assessment. 

    Cybersecurity technicians are also responsible for promoting cybersecurity within the organization by applying the best practices themselves. These technicians are seen as references and critical resource people, and as such, they must regularly keep themselves informed of new threats and ways to counter new attacks in order to ensure the cyber resilience of the infrastructure they are protecting. 

    Cybersecurity technicians are also called upon to advise network administrators on the management of access and digital identities on the network, as well as the management and configuration of equipment in order to ensure a rapid return to normal in the event of a cyber attack.

  • Courses

    The Cybersecurity: Prevention and Intervention AEC consists of eight (8) credit courses, for a total of 570 hours.

    • 420-B01-LA  Preventive Surveillance in Cybersecurity – 75 Hours
    • 420-B02-LA  Cyber Threat and Risk Analysis – 75 Hours
    • 420-B05-LA  Vulnerability Management – 60 Hours
    • 420-B03-LA  Cyber Defense – 90 Hours
    • 420-B04-LA  Conformity Assessment – 45 Hours
    • 420-B06-LA  Intrusion Testing – 90 Hours
    • 420-B07-LA  Cybersecurity Incident Management – 75 Hours
    • 420-B08-LA  Business Cybersecurity Management – 60 Hours


  • Admission Requirements

    In addition to meeting the general admission requirements (see "further details" below), interested individuals must also fit one of the following profiles:

    • Profile A
      • Have a college diploma (DEC) in computer science and have network management skills or an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC) in network management or training deemed sufficient.
    • Profile B
      • Have recognized relevant experience as a network management technician.
    Further Details

    You are eligible to register in a program if you are a:

    • Canadian Citizen or
    • Permanent Resident or
    • Holder of a valid Student Visa

    And you can provide proof of previous studies deemed acceptable by the College, for example:

    • A Quebec Secondary V Diploma or a Diploma of Secondary Studies or equivalent scholarity or
    • A College Diploma or a University Degree or
    • An “Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec” or
    • Partial high school studies, coupled with a recommendation from a current or former employer that you would benefit from pursuing your education at the post-secondary level.

    And you meet one of the following three conditions:

    • You have not been a full-time student for at least two consecutive terms or one school year within the last 12 months.
    • You are part of an agreement between the College and an employer, or you are sponsored within the terms of a government program (for example: CSST, Emploi-Québec).
    • You have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies spread over a period of one year or more.

  • Cost

    • Coming soon
    Further details

    Application Fee

    All new students must pay a $30.00 application fee the first time they register for a program.  This fee is non-refundable.

    Tuition / Registration Fees

    • Part-time: Students taking less than 180 course hours per semester in a program must pay $25.00 per course ($5.00 registration fee + $20.00 auxiliary services fee).
    • Full-time Students: Students taking 180 course hours (or more) per semester in a program must pay a registration fee of $150.00 ($20.00 registration fee + $130.00 auxiliary services).

    Please Note: If your student status changes within a given semester, from full-time to part-time, or from part-time to full-time, all fees will be recalculated. You will either be charged the difference or given a refund.

    Foreign Student Fee

    • Part-time: Foreign students must pay $29.48 per course hour.
    • Full-time: Foreign students must pay $6,059.00 per semester.

    Fees for Non-Residents of Québec*

    • Part-time: Non-resident students must pay $7.36 per course hour.
    • Full-time: Non-resident students must pay $1,508.00 per semester.
    • Students who can provide the official Birth Certificate from the Province of Québec are deemed to be residents of Québec for purposes of the regulations. No further documentation is required.
    • Students born outside the Province of Québec or Canada and who have been living in Québec for the past twelve months or longer can provide a copy of their valid Québec Medicare card and, if deemed necessary by Continuing Education, a copy of their 2015 “Property Tax Bill” or 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 “Rental Leases.”
    • Also considered as Québec residents are individuals who meet other criteria that allow them to be considered as Québec residents for purposes of exemptions from the non-resident fees. The type of acceptable documents vary, and details should be requested in each case by calling the Continuing Education office at (450) 672-7364.

    *Applicants Who Were Not Born in Québec

    As of the Fall 2000 semester, the Ministry of Education requires that new students, as well as students who are returning to study after an interruption or who have changed their program of study, will have to demonstrate that they are deemed residents of Québec in order to be exempt from new fees that apply only to non-residents of Québec. These new fees are required of non-residents who take any course or courses that are fully or partially subsidized by the government of Québec. The fees for non-residents will be applied according to the following schedule.


    There is a fee of $6.00* per day or you can purchase a special parking pass for the month, semester, or year. You must provide your license plate number in order to purchase your parking pass. Parking passes will be sold at the beginning of classes. No refunds on tickets or parking passes.

    *Subject to change

    Course Withdrawal – Credit courses

    Students can officially withdraw from credit courses within the first 20% of the course. (Example: Within the first 9 hours of a 45 hour course, 12 hours of a 60 hour course, etc.). Courses which have been dropped officially within this timeframe will not appear on the student’s transcript. Students who are registered for 180 hours of courses during a given semester hold a full-time student status. Should a student choose to withdraw from a credit course(s) and as a result of this their student status changes, all fees will be recalculated. Students will either be charged the difference or sent a refund. If, after the official withdrawal date, students stop attending courses in which they are registered, they will receive the grade cumulated at the time they stopped attending.

    Also, by withdrawing from a course(s) within your Attestation program, it may make it difficult or impossible for you to continue with your program at that time or it may delay you in the completion of your program.

    To avoid academic consequences on your permanent record (such as a failing grade for a course you did not complete), you must withdraw officially before the withdrawal deadline for each course. Requests for official withdrawals must be done in writing. The appropriate form for withdrawal is available from the Continuing Education Office (F-107). You may also send an email indicating your intentions to withdraw to