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Human Resources Management (Graduate Certificate)

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
Accelerated Delivery:
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 (Open) - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2016 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2016 (Open) - Spring/Summer | Fall
         Guelph - September/2015 (Open) - 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: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. Please refer to the international program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Books and supplies are additional.

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:

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.

For more information on the PLAR process, please visit the testing website.

Course Information
Course # Courses
Level One
ACCT8090 Financial and Managerial Accounting
BUS8020 Organizational Behaviour
HRM8060 Recruitment and Selection
HRM8130 Human Resources Management
HRM8250 Employment Law
HRM8260 Communication and Presentation Skills
OHS8010 Occupational Health And Safety
Level Two
HRM8050 Strategic Human Resources Planning
HRM8070 Training And Development
HRM8090 Strategic Compensation Management and Payroll Systems
HRM8110 Company/Government Benefit Plans
HRM8120 Labour Relations
HRM8220 Human Resource Capstone Project
HRM8280 Human Resources Research, Information and Management Systems
MGMT8270 Change Management and Facilitation

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

Apply Now

Domestic students should apply online at or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 5J3

Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2015 Doon Wait List
MAY, 2015 Doon Open
SEP, 2015 Brantford Open
SEP, 2015 Doon Open
SEP, 2015 Guelph Open
JAN, 2016 Doon Open
MAY, 2016 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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