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Human Resources Management (Graduate Certificate)

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
0965
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO, GU, BR
Academic Year:
2015 / 2016

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.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (also available part-time)
Delivery Sequence:
         Brantford - September/2015 (Open) - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2015 (Waitlist) - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2016 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2016 (Open) - Spring/Summer | Fall
         Guelph - September/2015 (Waitlist) - Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener), Guelph and Brantford
Start: September (Doon-Kitchener, Guelph, Brantford), January (Doon) and May (Doon)
First-Year Capacity: Doon(Kitchener) 50 (Sept), 30 (Jan), 30 (May), Guelph 30, Brantford 30

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2015-2016 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2014 / 2015) for Human Resources Management (Graduate Certificate) - Program # 0965

Brantford - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $15.00 $15.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2750.00 $2750.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $285.00 $0.00
Session Total $3350.71 $3065.71

Year Total $6416.42

Doon - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2750.00 $2750.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $285.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $3513.81 $3239.71

Year Total $6753.52

Doon - Fall 2015 Level 2
Description Fall 2015
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2750.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $285.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $3513.81

Year Total $3513.81

Doon - Winter 2016 Level 1 & 2
Description Winter 2016 Spring 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2750.00 $2750.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $239.40 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $3479.11 $3239.71

Year Total $6718.82

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 1
Description Spring 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2750.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $199.50
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $3439.21

Year Total $3439.21

Guelph - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $67.50 $67.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2750.00 $2750.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $285.00 $0.00
Session Total $3335.06 $3050.06

Year Total $6385.12


International fee details for the 2015-2016 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2014 / 2015) for
Human Resources Management (Graduate Certificate) - Program # 0965


Brantford - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $15.00 $15.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $6990.71 $6440.71

Year Total $13431.42


Doon - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7153.81 $6614.71

Year Total $13768.52


Doon - Fall 2015 Level 2
Description Fall 2015
International Program Tuition $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $7153.81

Year Total $7153.81


Doon - Winter 2016 Level 1 & 2
Description Winter 2016 Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $401.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7016.21 $6614.71

Year Total $13630.92


Doon - Spring 2016 Level 1
Description Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $203.50
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6818.21

Year Total $6818.21


Guelph - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $67.50 $67.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $6975.06 $6425.06

Year Total $13400.12

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

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.

66% of 2012-2013 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $36,499.

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

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ACCT8090 Financial and Managerial Accounting

Description: This course is designed to provide human resources practitioners with the knowledge about financial and managerial accounting that they require in order to make decisions where an understanding of the financial measurement bases and underlying methodologies used is required. These will be studied in detail. Students will also learn about the accounting dimension involved in the management of the human resources function itself.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS8020 Organizational Behaviour

Description: This course is a study of what people think, feel and do in and around organizations. The course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams and the thought processes and structural contexts surrounding their actions. Theories relating to conflict and motivation in the workplace will guide students in their identification and application of models that address issues and challenges relating to both. In addition, students will address organizational culture, and leadership in the context of the human resources function. Students will apply theories and practices that align with human resources in relation to culture along with how these and other factors that influence individual and team behaviour ultimately affect organizational effectiveness.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8060 Recruitment and Selection

Description: This course provides an in-depth look at the principles and techniques involved with the staffing function, including advertising, recruitment, selection and orientation activities. Common techniques used in screening and testing will be explored. Students will assess the validity and reliability of various selection tools, including notions of construct and content validity, false positive and false negative decisions. Common assessment tools will be critiqued to uncover their hidden strengths and weaknesses. Internal and external recruitment and selection sources will be discussed, including the preparation of a staffing budget and the development of measures to assess the effectiveness of staffing activities. A portion of the course will be skill based allowing students to develop personal effectiveness in writing effective job advertisements, pre-screening resumes, conducting employment interviews (behaviourally based, panel, stressful, structured and unstructured) and selecting appropriate testing methodologies, including assessment centres, psychological profiles, work samples. The course will also deal with the legal issues and controversies surrounding medical assessments and drug testing. The role of the realistic job preview will be discussed. Students will also uncover the differences between effective and ineffective orientation programs, the necessity of meeting both the organization's needs and the psychological needs of the employee, and the relationship of orientation to job satisfaction and the socialization process.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8130 Human Resources Management

Description: The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into the world of the Human Resource (HR) Management functions and each of its specialties. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8250 Employment Law

Description: Students will cover, in detail, aspects of current legislation affecting human resource management including: human rights codes, Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Acts, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, employment equity acts, and certain aspects of labour relations laws. This review will provide a fundamental working knowledge of employment oriented law. Differences in the laws between federal and provincial jurisdictions will be explored with a primary focus on Ontario. Students will be provided with an opportunity to explore employment issues, opportunities and constraints arising from current applications of these laws. A brief overview of elements of employment contracts including the concepts of: wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, wrongful hiring, negligence, vicarious responsibility, just cause termination and progressive discipline will also be included. Students will develop an understanding of the role of the human resources department in ensuring legal compliance, anticipating issues, and preparing appropriate files and documentation, including assessing the strength of a case, giving evidence and preparing for a legal challenge.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8260 Communication and Presentation Skills

Description: Organizations today and in the future, will be looking for employees and managers who possess a significant understanding of the principles and practices of influencing through effective communication and presentation skills. In order to address this need, this course is geared towards the unique and specific communications challenges associated with Human Resources roles. Students will analyse communication theory and their own personal communication styles and develop appropriate strategies for making formal and informal presentations. Students will simulate specific situational applications of effectual communication skills, thereby developing competencies to make strategic contributions to organisational success. This comprehensive approach to communication and presentation skills will address written, spoken, and electronic modes, as well as non-verbal communication and body language, in order to foster business-appropriate competencies for the Human Resources professional.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OHS8010 Occupational Health And Safety

Description: The primary objective of this course is to allow students to demonstrate awareness of an organization's moral, legal and ethical responsibilities in the area of health and safety. Health and safety legislation, including WHMIS, Joint Health and Safety Committees and MSDS sheets, industrial regulations and designated substance regulations in the workplace will be reviewed in detail. Students will also be exposed to ISO 14000 and its impacts on an organization. Students will explore issues from an occupational hygiene perspective and will develop skills in managing health complaints, conducting meetings and assessing likely impact of common issues including HIV/AIDS and, allegations of "unsafe work". A portion of this course will also be devoted to developing an understanding of the role and administrative requirements associated with employee assistance programs and understanding the trends associated with violence in the workplace. The role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will be discussed including how to read and monitor NEER statements and handle claims.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CDEV8015 Career Development

Description: This course prepares students for the job search in their post-graduate careers. Students will learn to critically evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing techniques will be taught. Students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues. All of this will be critical to know and share as part of their human resources career options.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8050 Strategic Human Resources Planning

Description: Human resources management is a business discipline and as such human resources professionals are required to align human resources objectives with organizational strategic management processes. In order to add value and positively impact organizational performance, human resources professionals need to understand both external and internal factors influencing organizational strategy and requirements. Furthermore they must be able to support their role with objective accepted business measurements. The crucial importance to the human resources function of conducting timely job analyses, forecasting the supply and demand for labour and implementing a legally defensible succession management plan will also be considered. On a technical level, students will explore quantitative and qualitative planning techniques, including linkages with strategic management processes.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8070 Training And Development

Description: This course will familiarize students with the performance management and training and development skills required of human resource managers in today's organizations.

Performance management will be evaluated by examining both organizational goals and strategies; opportunities and business processes which support them including: organizational opportunities for change, organizational processes, resource limitations setting objectives, benchmarking results, capturing valid and reliable information to monitor performance levels, identifying sub-standard performance, designing forms and procedures. Students will learn how to develop a formal performance interview, and address the aspects of follow-up coaching, and support. Students will learn the value of training and development as an investment in the organization. Students will explore return on investment relating the training and development, along with design, delivery and evaluation of training, through hands on experience.

The training and development cycle will be explored through needs assessment methods, formulation of training objectives, assessing training effectiveness techniques and how to apply adult learning theories and alternative theories in the development and assessment of programs available to the organization.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: HRM8130, BUS8020
CoRequisites:

HRM8090 Strategic Compensation Management and Payroll Systems

Description: A major objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the process, issues and techniques involved in developing and administering a total reward system. Students will acquire knowledge about theoretical and applied aspects of the compensation function, including an understanding of the linkage between compensation, behaviour, attitudes and performance. Students will study pay equity legislation and common approaches to job evaluation with a focus on the point evaluation method, skill-based pay and salary clustering/broad banding approaches. Students will also develop an understanding of the concept of total compensation and will be able to assess the relative worth of different components, with an eye to deepening their understanding of the risks and trade-offs involved. Students will also review common approaches to variable compensation including bonuses, incentives, gain-sharing, profit sharing and stock ownership plans. Development and interpretation of salary surveys will be reviewed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8110 Company/Government Benefit Plans

Description: The focus of this course is on designing, administering and funding company benefit plans including life, short term disability, long term disability, major medical, dental and pension plans. The fiduciary, underwriting and investment roles associated with these plans will also be covered. Current trends in the insurance industry in the group benefits area will be reviewed, including notions of self-funded plans, ASO arrangements, claims management arrangements. Students will also have an opportunity to explore the linkages which exist between government sponsored plans and company sponsored plans. Current approaches to benefit design will be reviewed, including the notion of cafeteria or flexible benefits. Students will explore alternative design types and develop an ability to critique their suitability for differing employee needs. Cost and price issues will also be explored along with some of the major pieces of legislation impacting on this area including: the human rights act, the pension benefits acts, the insurance act.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8120 Labour Relations

Description: This overview course will provide the student with background on the development of labour unions in Canada and the practical skills needed to foster effective working relationships in unionized workplaces. Historical, political and legal issues affecting the labour relations environment will be reviewed in detail. The student will have an opportunity to discuss organized labour from the viewpoints of both labour and management. Students will learn to outline and explain the process for establishing, continuing and terminating bargaining rights. Through simulations and experiential exercises, students will develop practical skills in collective agreement negotiation, and contract administration and arbitration. Students will also have an opportunity to explore contemporary issues facing unions and to identify future trends which will impact on the labour relations climate.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8220 Human Resource Capstone Project

Description: This consultation capstone course allows students to apply their learning to a real life company. Students will develop their cold calling skills, and new contacts, and practice presentation and writing skills. The consultation process will allow students to analyse company issues and develop solutions. Students will present their findings to the client as well as to a panel of faculty.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8280 Human Resources Research, Information and Management Systems

Description: This comprehensive course will provide an overview of various computerized systems available to Human Resources practitioners along with hands on experience using an actual HRIS system. Students will gain an understanding of how an organization acquires an HRIS along with how an HRIS increases the effectiveness of human resources in an organization and helps human resources to become a strategic business partner.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8270 Change Management and Facilitation

Description: This course examines the role of Human Resources in organizational effectiveness through change management strategies Students will learn about various change management models and how to monitor and report the progress of major change initiatives. As well, students will explore the dynamics of the relationship between the organization's strategy, the objectives of the change initiative and the effectiveness of change on the organization or unit. The student will describe the role the HR professional plays in the planning and managing of organizational change to ensure organizational effectiveness. This course will also provide a practical experience in facilitation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2015 Brantford Open
SEP, 2015 Doon Wait List
SEP, 2015 Guelph Wait List
JAN, 2016 Doon Open
MAY, 2016 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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