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  • Objectives
    This part-time certificate program will provide the necessary skills to work in a Human Resources department. Topics covered include understanding human behaviour in an organization, the labour market, compensation schemes, health and safety legislation, the importance of training, information systems for human resources, interviewing, hiring and understanding how unions relate to management. The program has nine mandatory courses and one elective course. Most courses in the program are approved to be used for the National Knowledge Exam course requirements for the CHRP designation through the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
  • Academic Title
    Human Resources Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    ACCT1020      Financial And Managerial Accounting
    Description: This course is designed to teach human resources practitioners the financial and managerial accounting they require. The accounting dimension involved in the management of the human resources function itself will also be taught. Students should bring a calculator to the first class. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    HRM1020     Human Resources Management

    Description: Providing students with an overall understanding of the human resources function in terms of the organization's goals, this course will teach the historical development of human resources management, as well as the nature and scope of key human resources sub-functions. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    HRM1030     Recruitment And Selection
    Description: This course will provide the student with knowledge about the principles of human resource planning, advertising, recruitment, selection and orientation. Basic screening, testing and interviewing will be discussed. Legislation pertaining to recruitment and selection will be studied in detail. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    HRM1040     Training And Development

    Description: Emphasizing ways in which training should be integrated with the overall objectives of the organization, this course studies topics ranging from orientation/basic training and needs analysis to evaluation theory and practice.This course is an approved HRPA credit.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    HRM1050     Compensation
    Description: This course teaches the process involved in a compensation system. Students will learn the theoretical and applied aspects of the compensation function and will understand the linkage between the compensation function and organizational management process. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    HRM1060     Union-Management Relations
    Description: Preparing students for an active role in today's labour organizations, this course studies growth of unions in Canada and, the interrelationship of the labour unions of Canada and the United States. Topics range from the historical rise of the labour movement to certification procedures. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    HRM1140     Organizational Behaviour for Human Resource Managers

    Description: A study of what people think, feel and do in and around organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Giving actual work place examples, it examines how factors affect organizational effectiveness. Specific applications of organizational behaviour concepts to human resource issues are highlighted in this course. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HRM1180     Human Resources Planning
    Description: This course explores the ways an HR strategy can be linked to overall business strategy. The important role of HR planning, including job analysis, forecasting supply and demand, and succession planning will be considered. Students will also explore quantitative and qualitative planning techniques. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    OHS1020     Health And Safety

    Description: Introducing HR Professionals to the broad field of Occupational Health and Safety, this course teaches the multiple dimensions of the various issues in this field or for someone who is involved with this kind of operation. Extensive study of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is featured in this course. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

          Electives: Program Option     

    Description: Student must pass 1 Course(s)

    Elective Courses:

    COMM1490     Professional Report Writing and Presentation Skills

    Description: This level two course is designed to enable students to reinforce and enhance the skills acquired in Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills by applying them to longer, more advanced projects. It also helps students to develop skills in research, informal and formal report writing, and professional oral presentation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMM1500

    COMM1500     Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills

    Description: Introducing the communication skills necessary for success, this course analyzes cases that reflect real life situations. Students will attain the skills in problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective letters and memoranda. The course also helps students develop presentation skills.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    ECON1010     Labour Economics
    Description: Recommended: Students should have some background in Micro and Macro Economics prior to taking this course. Providing pertinent labour concepts, this course teaches Canadian labour market behaviour with a particular view toward decision making and applications. Various theories of labour economics will be explored. Current Canadian labour market issues will be examined.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    HRM1080     Human Resources Research And Information Systems

    Description: Recommended: Students should have basic computer skills prior to taking this course. Providing HR practitioners with the information required to justify an HRIS to senior management this course teaches students to conduct a needs analysis, select a software package, and implement a computer system. The emphasis is on project management.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    HRM1090     Employment Law

    Description: Providing a working knowledge of labour and employment legislation, this course studies topics ranging from Employment Standards and Human Rights to the impact of these Acts on items such as hiring, termination, union certification and union decertification. A brief overview of elements on Employment contracts and Collective Labour Agreement will also be included.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

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