About our College

Willis College offers a career-focused approach to adult education, enabling graduates to transition into careers in business, technology, and healthcare.  Over the years, this adult private career college has played a major role in seeing more than 150,000 graduates,   leading successful lives in Canadian communities and around the world.

IT & Technology Programs Offered in Ottawa and Arnprior

Employer Driven Training Leading to High Paying Jobs in Cyber Network Security

Cybersecurity threats are escalating at an alarming rate. Thousands of state and economic sponsored campaigns threaten millions of Canadians daily.  The Cybersecurity skills shortages have reached critical point and it’s time to take action.  Canada will need 216,000 positions filled by 2021. A new joint afford in collaboration with government, industry and academia is here.


Willis Cybersecurity Academy

Willis College has taken the lead addressing the critical Cybersecurity and Network Security skills shortage by establishing Willis Cybersecurity Academy. The academy is equipped with our partner’s state-of-the art network devices and uses an industry standard curriculum taught by our in professional instructors. All of this combines to provide a comprehensive offensive and defensive cybersecurity training environment. Graduates of this program go on to work for leading corporations like Sophos, Check Point, Fortinet, Bell Canada, the public sector, and other leading organizations.

These three programs were developed in partnership with a leading Fortune 500 companies like Sophos, Fortinet and Check Point to address the IT Cybersecurity shortage in Ottawa and North America. Fortinet is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management.

Whether you already have an IT education, years of experience, or you are just starting out, we have a program that is right for you.

Advanced Network Security Professional Diploma (ANSP). This is Canada’s first and only employer-driven, government-approved and industry-recognized diploma program in cybersecurity, leading to full-time, well-paying local jobs through hands-on network administrator courses.

Network Security Professional Diplomal (NSP). This diploma program is a first of its kind in the Ottawa Carleton Region, and offers practical, hands on IT training through our partnership with industry leaders.

Mobile Software Developer Diploma (MSD). The need for mobile application developers is at an all-time high and will continue to grow as technologies advance.

Cybersecurity Analyst Diploma (CSA). The number of cyber attacks world wide has grown at an alarming rate, and the current number of skilled cyber security professionals is insufficient to meet this need. The CSA program will create the needed professionals to fill the gap.

As Canada’s leading Private Career College, we’re committed to continuing to partner with employers, develop skills training and contribute to job creation, thus preparing the next generation of leaders. The curriculum of our Technology programs is extremely comprehensive and is uniquely developed with input from industry leaders to provide the highest quality education.

We help you get Industry Certified by Fortinet, Microsoft, Cisco & CompTIA and get Practical IT Training skills to Pursue a Successful Career as a Network Security Professional.


“Willis College NSP and ANSP graduates are amazing.  They’re smart, trained, energetic and engaged.   They’ve made an immediate impact on both the business and the culture of the office.  I couldn’t be more pleased.   We are going to continue hire as many Willis College graduates as possible” – Michael Anderson, Senior Vice-president, Sophos


What Employers and Industry say:

Sophos partners with Willis to hire cyber security graduates

Fortinet Academy on addressing cyber security gap from educational leaders

Fortinet’s Founder & CEO, Ken Xie’s decision to partner with Willis College and fill the cyber security talent pipeline

Canada will need 216,000-tech-positions by 2021

One Million Cyber Security Job Openings in 2016 – According to Forbes

Booming Job Market: Three Reasons Why Cyber Security Jobs Will Reign Supreme




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Please Note: Not all programs are offered on all campuses. Please contact the campus nearest you for program details.

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