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Learn to safeguard the systems of government, business and large institutions with cybersecurity practices to prevent online attacks.

Post-Degree Diploma
Start Dates
May, Sep

Cybersecurity Funding Opportunity for Domestic Students

VCC is excited to announce a special funding opportunity for September 2024 in the Cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance post-degree diploma. Thanks to support from the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, we are offering a limited number of seats at a significantly reduced (50%) tuition rate.

Enrollment is limited so apply now! Eligible applicants who meet admission requirements will be accepted at the reduced rate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program location: VCC Downtown Campus (and online)

Program timeline: September 2024 - December 2025 (four terms)

Class time: Afternoon, evenings and weekends, full-time hours


What you will learn


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Assess different governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) and security tooling, and choose which ones to implement within the organization.
  • Develop and manage projects using Project Management (PM) best practices.
  • Create a business case for a cybersecurity project and present the case using effective presentation skills and persuasive techniques.
  • Recognize emerging technologies and evaluate them using an appropriate framework.
  • Prepare for and deliver both written and verbal communications related to IT/security that are appropriate to the intended audience.
  • Plan and develop internal controls related to security in response to identified risks based on information and evidence obtained from stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the enterprise gaps to prepare or revise security policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • Apply different security and compliance frameworks in supporting audit activities (internal and external) and maintaining regulatory compliance certification requirements.
  • Design an incident response plan that includes identification of the roles of a cybersecurity incident response team.
  • Demonstrate ability to build rapport and trust with a variety of relevant parties and adapt to local business culture context.

What to expect


Students will engage with the material in this program through hands-on exercises and projects involving typical IT work situations, including scenarios from industry. Other instructional strategies include the use of case-studies and group discussions based around current events related to IT news, demonstrations, and reflective practice.

Class-time will utilize active learning strategies such as problem-based learning, simulations, writing exercises, and interactive classroom activities. Some classes may be delivered partially or fully online.


Admission requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited post-secondary institution 

  • Knowledge of English demonstrated by one of the following:
    English Studies 12 with a minimum ‘C+ grade, or equivalent. Or, 
    English Language Proficiency at a minimum English 12 ‘C+ level 


Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free in academic upgrading, university transfer or English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses.


Recommended Characteristics

  • A keen interest in technology and in following technology trends. 

  • A desire to pursue industry certifications. 

  • Strong communication, leadership, collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. 

  • Attention to detail. 

  • Appreciation for the value of organizational processes and procedures.

  • Proficient digital literacy skills. 


Fees and other costs  


Tuition deposit: $500 (non-refundable)

Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Application fee $36  
Tuition $20,045  
Student union $137  
College initiative $83  
Campus resource $401  
Medical & Dental $550  
U-PASS $368  
Graduation $45  
Total $21,665  

Additional Details

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