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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Information Technology Security - Bridge

Degree Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Location North Oshawa campus location
Start dates May (full-time)
Length Five semesters (full-time)
Program load Full-time
IT Security equipment

Admission requirements: An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) in Computer Systems Technician or related program with a minimum mid-B average.

General information

Information Technology (IT) Security is fundamental in today’s business environment. The IT Security specialization offers comprehensive knowledge and skills in operating and managing IT security infrastructure.

You will benefit from both theoretical and practical experience with the ability to practice skills learned in the classroom with cutting-edge equipment in our advanced laboratories. You will also have the opportunity to pursue an internship work placement (locally or abroad) or participate in the Capstone study project where you will work with a team to provide consulting services to an industry partner.

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs including:

  • Hacker Research Laboratory 
  • Networking Laboratory 

Additional information

Faculty of Business and Information Technology website
College-to-university transfer website

Admission requirements

An Ontario College Diploma or Ontario College Advanced Diploma in one of the following with a minimum mid-70s average:

  • Computer and Network Support Technician (Humber College only) 
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Networking and Technical Support (Seneca College only) 
  • Computer Programmer Analyst 
  • Computer Systems Technician or Technologist
  • Computer Systems Technology 
  • IT Support Services (Sheridan College only)
  • Software Engineering Technician (Centennial College only)
Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

Bridge requirements

If you hold an Ontario College Diploma in Computer Systems Technician, or related program, you must successfully complete the bridge courses with a minimum C grade in each course to proceed into the four-year BIT program. You will receive 15 courses toward your 40-course BIT degree.

If you hold an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Programmer Analyst, or Computer Systems Technology you must successfully complete the bridge courses with a minimum C grade in each course to proceed into the four-year BIT program. You will receive 17 courses toward your 40-course BIT degree.

Last year's cut-off 75 per cent
Expected cut-off Mid-70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Cryptography and Network Security
  • Digital Transmission
  • E-Business Technologies
  • Enterprise Network Management
  • IT Forensics
  • Marketing in the IT Sector
  • Operating Systems Security

The full program map is available in the Academic Calendar.

Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

Ontario Tech students have many different opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings. With more than 300 industry and community partner organizations, students have a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities available to them.

Hands-on training is valuable; our programs offer you real-world business experience through internship work placements (locally or abroad) or capstone study projects, where you work as part of a team to provide consulting services to one of our industry partners.

Our leading-edge laboratories enable hands-on learning and are fully integrated with the university’s technology-enriched learning environment. Work with today’s latest technology and obtain skills valued by future employers.

Career opportunities

  • database security manager
  • information security officer
  • IT security trainer
  • network security specialist
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