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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

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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Networking and IT Security major – Direct-entry and Bridge Pathways

Direct-entry program

Graduates with a three-year Ontario college diploma in Information Technology or Computer Systems with a minimum 3.0 GPA (B average) may be considered for admission directly to a modified third year of the honours Bachelor of Information Technology – Networking and Security major.


Bridge program

Graduates with a two-year Ontario college diploma in Information Technology or Computer Systems Technology (or equivalent) with a minimum 3.0 GPA (B average) take the five core bridge courses. Graduates with a three-year non-Cisco Ontario college diploma in Information Technology or Computer Systems Technology (or equivalent) with a minimum 3.0 GPA (B average) take the three core bridge courses. Upon successful completion with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (C average) and a 2.0 grade in each bridge course, students may then proceed to the third year of the honours Bachelor of Information Technology – Information Technology Security specialization.

Five-course bridge requirements:

  • INFR 1010U Discrete Mathematics
  • INFR 1016U Introductory Calculus
  • INFR 2810U Computer Architecture
  • INFR 2820U Algorithms and Data Structures
  • One general elective elective

Three-course bridge requirements:

  • INFR 1010U Discrete Mathematics
  • INFR 1016U Introductory Calculus
  • INFR 2820U Algorithms and Data Structures

Program maps (Direct-Entry and Bridge)

Your academic advisor can provide you with program maps to assist you as you progress through your program. Program maps are distributed to students as a guide for course planning assistance.  It is the responsibility of the students to confirm current prerequisite and course requirements for their degree program.

Students are always advised to meet with their academic advisor regularly to ensure they are meeting graduation requirements.

For more information, please contact Academic Advising.


Information posted is current at the time of upload and should be used for guidance only. Students are always advised to contact their academic advisor. Information posted is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology.