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Transform Your Cybersecurity Career

Red Cliff College's One-Semester Visitor Visa Program

In today’s dynamic cybersecurity landscape, professionals, corporate leaders, educators, and students must stay ahead of the curve to combat emerging threats effectively. Red Cliff College’s innovative visitor visa program for international students offers a unique opportunity to gain world-class education and expertise in just one semester. This one-semester program is designed to cater to the unique needs of various individuals, from working professionals to C-level executives and educators to students pursuing advanced degrees. This article will delve into the benefits of this tailored program and discuss how you can seize this opportunity to transform your cybersecurity career.

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Who Should Attend

  • Working professionals: Individuals whose employers sponsor their up-skilling or re-skilling in cybersecurity or IT professionals transitioning to cybersecurity roles.
  • Corporate leaders and C-level employees: Executives seeking essential cybersecurity skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about their organizations’ digital security, risk management, and technology investments.
  • Cybersecurity enthusiasts: Those passionate about the field and looking to gain expertise and advance their careers in cybersecurity quickly.
  • Educators and researchers: College and university lecturers, professors, researchers, or associates interested in fast-forwarding their careers and gaining access to cutting-edge cybersecurity knowledge and international, world-class education.
  • Training of trainers: Individuals aiming to become cybersecurity trainers by acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to teach others in the field effectively.
  • Master’s and Ph.D. students: Students pursuing advanced degrees in cybersecurity who want to supplement their education, broaden their perspectives, and expand their professional networks by attending one semester at Red Cliff College.
  • International students: Students from around the world seeking a tailored learning experience and looking to gain valuable insights from a diverse group of professionals and peers.

Don't Miss the Opportunity

Don't miss the opportunity to transform your cybersecurity career and become part of the global community working to create a safer digital world. Suppose you're a professional, cybersecurity enthusiast, corporate leader, educator, or student seeking to enhance your skills and knowledge in cybersecurity. In that case, Red Cliff College's one-semester visitor visa program is the perfect solution.

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Important Information

We would like to inform our prospective students that for the upcoming 2024 intakes, we will solely be accepting applications for the following four distinguished programs:

  1. Certificate in Phishing Defense and Cybersecurity Administration
  2. Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management​
  3. Graduate Certificate in Phishing Defense and Cybersecurity Entrepreneurship
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Information Security and Incident Response

In our pursuit of educational excellence, we acknowledge that our faculty resources are presently at their maximum capacity. Consequently, it is with regret that we are currently unable to entertain applications for our other academic programs.

At the heart of our institution lies the principle of providing a premier, quality education. This momentary limitation on program availability is a conscious decision we have taken to preserve the high academic standards that we continuously strive for.

Rest assured that our strategic vision encompasses not only the expansion of our professional team but also the enlargement of our program offerings. This initiative will enable us to create a more diverse educational environment in the future. We genuinely appreciate your understanding and patience during this period of growth. We are dedicatedly working on enhancing our resources and eagerly anticipate the day when we can once again open our doors to all our esteemed programs. Thank you for your continued interest and support.

The Application Process

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Complete the International Application Form

  • Visit Red Cliff College's International Application Form.
  • Fill out the form with your personal, academic, and professional information, ensuring all required fields are completed accurately.
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Prepare Supporting Documents

  • A copy of your most recent academic transcripts or degree certificate (if applicable).
  • A current resume or CV detailing your professional experience in the IT or related industries.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, such as TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent test scores (if required).
  • A personal statement outlining your reasons for applying as an international visiting student, including your academic and professional goals, and how attending Red Cliff College will contribute to your overall development.
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Review The Submission

  • Compile all required documents and submit them through email at international.admissions@rccollege.ca
  • Ensure you meet the application deadline for international visiting students.
  • After submitting your application, wait for Red Cliff College's admissions team to review your documents and notify you of their decision within the specified timeframe.
  • If accepted, follow the enrollment instructions provided by the admissions office and begin the visa application process (if required) to study in Canada.
1

Complete the International Application Form

  • Visit Red Cliff College's International Application Form.
  • Fill out the form with your personal, academic, and professional information, ensuring all required fields are completed accurately.
2

Prepare Supporting Documents

  • A copy of your most recent academic transcripts or degree certificate (if applicable).
  • A current resume or CV detailing your professional experience in the IT or related industries.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, such as TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent test scores (if required).
  • A personal statement outlining your reasons for applying as an international visiting student, including your academic and professional goals, and how attending Red Cliff College will contribute to your overall development.
3

Review The Submission

  • Compile all required documents and submit them through email at international.admissions@rccollege.ca
  • Ensure you meet the application deadline for international visiting students.
  • After submitting your application, wait for Red Cliff College's admissions team to review your documents and notify you of their decision within the specified timeframe.
  • If accepted, follow the enrollment instructions provided by the admissions office and begin the visa application process (if required) to study in Canada.

Redefining Cybersecurity Education with the 20-Year Study Gap Policy

With an estimated 25,000 vacant cybersecurity positions in Canada and more than 3 million worldwide, Red Cliff College aims to provide top-quality education and training to bridge this gap and strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity capabilities. Recognizing that experience is invaluable. Red Cliff College has introduced the innovative 20-Year Study Gap Policy to ensure that a study gap is not a barrier to pursuing a world-class cybersecurity education.

This ground-breaking policy offers these individuals a unique opportunity to advance their careers and make a difference in the digital world, addressing the rising demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals.

By harnessing the wealth of experience that many professionals possess, Red Cliff College’s 20-Year Study Gap Policy has the potential to transform the cybersecurity landscape and contribute to a safer digital future.

English Proficiency Requirements

International Students can prove their English language proficiency through one of the following methods.

English Proficiency Test

  1. TOEFL (Online):  80 or above
  2. IELTS:  6.0 with no band score less than 5.5
  3. CELPIP: Level 7 or above
  4. PTE (Academic):  48 overall, minimum 40 in each skill band
  5. International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP):  3.7+
  6. Duolingo: 105 or above

ESL/EAP

University of Prince Edward Island’s Undergraduate English Academic Preparation (EAP) OR Equivalent.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY THROUGH PREVIOUS EDUCATION

Successfully completing two or more consecutive full years at a recognized post-secondary education institution where English is the primary language of instruction and communication.

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BYOD - LAPTOP REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to purchase their own laptops from a vendor of their choice.​

Laptop Specifications

  • Intel quad-core CPU (i5 or i7) with a chipset that must support virtualization
  • RAM (8GB – 16GB)
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • 15 inches 1080p screen
  • Integrated graphics
  • Windows 10

** Please ensure that your laptop has a built-in webcam and microphone required for online learning. A quality headset/microphone is also recommended

** Equivalent specification in an Apple MacBook Pro is acceptable

Secure Payment Option for International Students

Red Cliff College has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. Easily and securely make education payments in your own currency, using local payment methods from the safety and convenience of your home. With real-time tracking and Around-the-clock multilingual support, millions of students and families around the world trust Flywire for payment processing.
For all payments made outside of Canada, please note that if a refund is required, the funds will be returned to the originating source (i.e. person making the payment/Flywire).

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