Human Resources Management (Optional Co-op)
Program DetailsCredential: 1-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate
This is a fast track, intensive, three semester, graduate certificate program in human resource management, delivered over 44 weeks, including a 16-week co-op work term. The program is designed to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and evolving field and to meet and exceed all or part of the educational curriculum components for a number of professional designations, including: Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), Certified Compensation Analyst (CCA), Certified Benefit Specialist (CBS), Certified Payroll Administrator (CPA) and Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP).
Practitioners are prepared to work in small and large human resources departments in varying types of organizations such as not-for-profit, non-profit, private sector, learning institutions, government departments and consulting firms.
During their program of study, students will have had an opportunity to: conduct extensive internet research; work intensively to tight deadlines; effectively participate as a member of a diverse team; handle stress and conflict situations professionally; as well as make comprehensive business presentations to human resource practitioners.
Student AvailabilityConestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.
Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
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*Note: students are available for work term each semester: fall (September to the end of December); winter (January to the end of April); spring (May to the end of August).
Work Term Capabilities
- Recruit and select job applicants by tracking resumes, checking references, interviewing and hiring
- Develop and maintain employee files
- Design training, orientation and development programs
- Research and create an HR manual
- Exposure to a Windows-based Human Resources Information System (HRIS) software
- Administer a basic payroll system
- Analyze jobs
- Develop job descriptions
- Design and conduct a human resources needs analysis survey
- Process and maintain hourly employee benefits
- Apply group facilitation techniques to improve team effectiveness
- Develop or audit a diversity management program
- Design performance review documentation
- Conduct extensive internet research
Sample Job TitlesPayroll Administrator, Junior Recruiter, Employment Coordinator, Employee Relations Advisor, Search Advisor, Employee Benefits Coordinator, Training and Development Officer, Human Resources Administrator/Data Entry, Employment Counsellor, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Associate, Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Program CoursesTo see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.
Wage DataConestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.
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Contact InformationDo you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:
Employer Relations Consultant
519-748-5220 ext. 3678