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Human Resources Management

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
0965
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO, GU, BR
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

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. The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term.

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

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (also available part-time)
Delivery Sequence:
         Brantford - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2018 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2018 (Open) - Spring/Summer | Fall
         Guelph - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener), Guelph and Brantford
Start: September (Doon-Kitchener, Guelph, Brantford), January (Doon-Kitchener) and May (Doon-Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: Doon(Kitchener) 50 (Sept), 30 (Jan), 30 (May), Guelph 25, Brantford 25

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Human Resources Management - Program # 0965

Brantford - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $30.00 $30.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2885.00 $2885.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Session Total $3510.26 $3224.26
Year Total   $6734.52
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2885.00 $2885.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $3671.25 $3385.25
Year Total   $7056.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 2 (Program Start: 2016-05-09)
Description Fall 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2885.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $3671.25
Year Total $3671.25
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2885.00 $2885.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $3576.87 $3385.25
Year Total   $6962.12
Doon - Spring 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2885.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $3482.49
Year Total $3482.49
Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2885.00 $2885.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Session Total $3493.96 $3207.96
Year Total   $6701.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Human Resources Management - Program # 0965


Brantford - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $30.00 $30.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $7114.26 $6564.26
Year Total   $13678.52

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
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 $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 2 (Program Start: 2016-05-09)
Description Fall 2016
International Program Tuition $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $7275.25
Year Total $7275.25

Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
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 $7126.75 $6725.25
Year Total   $13852.00

Doon - Spring 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $203.50
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6928.75
Year Total $6928.75

Guelph - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $7097.96 $6547.96
Year Total   $13645.92

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-level to mid-management positions with human resource departments in community organizations, private practices, learning institutions, government departments and consulting firms.

On average, 70% of graduates from the last three years (2013 to 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: 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
BUS8560 Organizational Effectiveness

Description: Organizational effectiveness examines the behavior of individuals and teams and spans topics including the design of management systems and structures to enable business strategy through the development of key performance indicators, targets and benchmarks. 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, productivity, employee engagement and leadership in the context of the human resources function. Students will explore the dynamics of the relationship between organizational and change management strategies. Students will describe the role the HR professional plays in the planning and managing of organizational change to ensure organizational effectiveness.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8310 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, AODA, 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:

HRM8320 Capstone I (Organizational Consulting Skills)

Description: This course exposes students to the consulting engagement life cycle including hands-on consulting skills practice. Formal discussion of various consulting tools will be augmented by mini-cases and real-life consulting engagements. The emphasis in the course focuses on structured problem-solving skills, communication, and influencing skills. Students will learn how to use communication techniques to better understand their client's needs and preferences and the ethical issues consultants face. The course is designed around the various phases of a typical consulting framework and engagement approach.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8390 Strategic Workforce Planning and Talent Management

Description: Talent management is a matter of anticipating the need for human capital and then developing a workforce plan to achieve it. The function exists to support an organization's overall strategic objectives. This course provides an in-depth look at the supply and demand of labour and the principles and techniques involved with the staffing function, including advertising, recruitment, selection, orientation and succession planning. Students will be introduced to a series of workforce planning tools to accurately assess an organizations talent situation considering current economic and demographic influences.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8080 Information Management and Social Media

Description: Information technology plays a fundamental role in reporting and analyzing information within most organizations. Depending on the size of the organization human resources information systems help to automate, enable and support training, payroll, HR, compliance and talent management related activities. This course provides an overview of various computerized systems available to Human Resources professionals. Students will gain an understanding of how Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) can be used to increase the effectiveness of human resources in an organization and how it can help human resources in becoming a strategic business partner. Students will also explore social media strategy for HR professionals, the main social media channels currently in use by HR professionals, and the roles and value of each. The social media and digital technologies landscape are evolving and it is essential that HR professionals learn how to navigate this 2.0 world and its technologies.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8500 Data Analytics and Financial Management I

Description: HR practitioners partner with business leaders to drive business performance by delivering competitive advantage through people. This course equips HR professionals with the competencies to research, interpret, and report on organizational people metrics in order to improve talent decisions and the organization as a whole. This course introduces the HR professional to quantitative and qualitative techniques and to communication strategies that enable reporting findings in an engaging and professional manner. Additionally, human resources practitioners are introduced to the essential HR financial functions including financial management, the interpretation of financial information and the effective communication of operational and financial strategies tied to people and organizational effectiveness.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OHS8150 Organizational Health, Safety and Wellness

Description: This course explores the importance of creating a healthy and safe workplace culture because high performance organizations recognize the connection between employee health, safety, productivity and benefit insurance costs. As part of an organization's overall risk management, students will design, implement and evaluate effective health promotion strategies and programs. Students will also focus on the requirements of creating a safe workplace environment through the interpretation and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and related safety legislation including WHMIS/GHS. Students will explore issues from an occupational hygiene perspective and will develop skills in managing health complaints, conducting meetings and assessing allegations of "unsafe work."
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
HRM8330 Organizational Learning

Description: This course provides a foundation on how to optimize the ability of the organization, teams, and individuals to acquire and use new competencies. Through the identification of opportunities of learning the student will understand a learning culture and how to build one. This course highlights the importance of encouraging learning that enhances individual, team, and organizational effectiveness while ensuring that developed employee competencies align with the organizational strategy. The merits of mentoring and coaching in a learning organization will be studied.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8340 Human Resources Business Strategy

Description: Strategic human resources 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. The course emphasizes practical activities, ranging from assessment of the global economic environment and organizational culture to the analysis of competencies and the implementation of human resource decisions, creation of high performance work systems, succession planning, diversity management, and international HRM.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8350 Total Rewards

Description: This course focusses on management of rewards within an organization in a manner that maximally supports the execution of organizational strategy. It will focus on creating equitable compensation solutions for various types of organizations, and ensuring that the rewards structures maintain compliance with any legal requirements including Pay Equity. Students will be given the opportunity to conduct job evaluations and evaluate the fairness of different types of rewards programs. They will study the theory and tools to solve compensation issues that are facing organizations today.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8360 Labour and Employee Relations

Description: Human Resources is charged with the responsibility of managing relationships between employer and employee. Union-management relations can be complex and require knowledge on collaboration between the parties. In this course Students address legislation, collective agreements and polices that govern a management-union relationship. Negotiation is a critical skill to an HR professional and students will be given an opportunity to develop their skills. Diversity Management and inclusiveness is also covered.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8370 Capstone II (Organizational Consulting Project)

Description: Students apply their learning from Capstone I to further hone their consulting competencies in preparation for their capstone project. Students are exposed to proven tools, templates and planning checklists as well as tips to effectively guide clients and other stakeholders through the end to end consulting process. This course incorporates skills for effective proposal writing and creating and producing effective client presentations. The course uses a blend of interactive techniques including brief presentations, role plays (rehearsed and impromptu), and critique and feedback of individual videotaped performances to actively improve student's presentation and communication skills. Students receive a plan of action for improving their communication effectiveness in preparation for their capstone project client presentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: HRM8320
CoRequisites:

HRM8380 HRPA Preparation Course

Description: Self-directed online course to prepare students for the HRPA Core Knowledge Exam
Hours: 21
Credits:
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8520 Data Analytics and Financial Management II

Description: This course continues from the Data Analytics and Financial Management I course. The fundaments in the level one course will be enhanced and further developed. As well, this course focuses on the role of audits in the HR function.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MGMT8500
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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PROGRAM SEARCH

Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Brantford Closed
SEP, 2016 Doon Closed
SEP, 2016 Guelph Closed
JAN, 2017 Doon Open
MAY, 2017 Doon Open
SEP, 2017 Brantford Open
SEP, 2017 Doon Open
SEP, 2017 Guelph Open
JAN, 2018 Doon Open
MAY, 2018 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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