Computer Application Security (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 1-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

This one-year Graduate Certificate program builds on prior education to prepare students with the specialized knowledge and skills to develop and maintain secure software applications against threats by malware and hackers.

Students develop a strong practical knowledge of security models, protocols, and techniques for secure software programming in networked, web and mobile applications.

In order to achieve the broad range of skills this field requires, cryptography, privacy of personal data, cyber law, ethics and security management skills are also covered in detail.

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in the evolving software security field, leading to positions that require a high level of technological sophistication to management positions in the software industry

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - April) Spring (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Term 1

*Note: students are available for work term each semester: fall (September to the end of December); winter (January to the end of April); spring (May to the end of August).

Work Term Capabilities

Sample Job Titles

Security Analyst, Software Security Designer/Developer, Application Developer/Programmer, Application Security Auditor, Security Architect, Ethical Hacker, Software Security Manager, Software QA Specialist

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:

Kitty Runstedler
Employer Relations Consultant
519-748-5220 ext. 2218