Human Resources Management

Ontario College Graduate Certificate | Code: 0965

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About the program

In an increasingly complex working environment, the services of a competent human resources professional are highly valued. Thriving organizations employ these practitioners to manage their most important resource: the people who make things happen.

Courses in this program are based on the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA) competency framework and meet the academic requirements for the HRPA designation.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

Two- or three-year college diploma or university degree from an accredited college or university

OR

Relevant work experience in the area of human resource management.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
  • Conestoga offers a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. Students will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Admission procedures

  • Applicants must submit a Conestoga College program application before registering in courses.
  • Final selection is made following a review of admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • Students in this program are required to bring a mobile device that meets minimum specified requirements.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and internet browser software in a Windows environment. For those candidates who lack this preparation, Conestoga College offers Continuing Education courses in these areas.
  • Students will require access to a computer equipped with internet access, Windows environment, including word processing, spreadsheet, and internet browser software. The majority of the program is delivered over the internet. The web-based program is supplemented by weekly classroom sessions delivered in the evening.
  • Delivery Method: Web delivered supplemented with required
  • Final exams will be written in a proctored environment.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates are prepared for entry to mid-level management positions with human resource departments, community organizations, private practices, learning institutions, government departments and consulting firms.

On average, 70% of graduates from the last three years (2013-2015) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Facilitate and communicate the human resources component of the organization's business plan.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of a talent management and workforce strategy.
  • Administer and contribute to the design and evaluation of the performance management program.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate employee orientation, training, and development programs.
  • Facilitate and support effective employee and labour relations in both non-union and union environments.
  • Research and support the development and communication of the organization's total rewards plan.
  • Collaborate with others, in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational health, wellness and safety policies and practices.
  • Research and analyze information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  • Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.
  • Manage own professional development and provide leadership to others in the achievement of ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
  • Conduct research, produce reports, and recommend changes in human resources practices.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Fall Registration: July 8, 2019
Winter Registration: November 4, 2019