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Human Resources (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0815
School:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

Students will gain the necessary skills to work in a Human Resources department. Topics covered include understanding human behaviour in an organization, the labour market, compensation schemes, health and safety legislation, the importance of training, information systems for human resources, interviewing, hiring and understanding how unions relate to management. Most courses in the program are approved to be used for the National Knowledge Exam course requirements for the CHRP designation through the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Program Information

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

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

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.

Graduate Opportunities

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

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

Program Related Resources

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
ACCT1020 Financial And Managerial Accounting
Description: This course is designed to teach human resources practitioners the financial and managerial accounting they require. The accounting dimension involved in the management of the human resources function itself will also be taught. Students should bring a calculator to the first class. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
BUS1021 Organizational Behaviour
Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
HRM1030 Recruitment And Selection
Description: This course will provide the student with an introduction to recruitment and selection and the foundation of these practices. Specific topics will include: job analysis, advertising, recruitment, selection and orientation, basic screening, testing, nterviewing techniques and decision making strategies. Legislation pertaining to recruitment and selection will be studied.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
HRM1040 Training And Development
Description: Emphasizing ways in which training should be integrated with the overall objectives of the organization, this course studies topics ranging from orientation/basic training and needs analysis to evaluation theory and practice.This course is an approved HRPA credit.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
HRM1050 Compensation
Description: This course teaches the process involved in a compensation system. Students will learn the theoretical and applied aspects of the compensation function and will understand the linkage between the compensation function and organizational management process. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
HRM1090 Employment Law
Description: Providing a working knowledge of labour and employment legislation, this course studies topics ranging from Employment Standards and Human Rights to the impact of these Acts on items such as hiring, termination, union certification and union decertification. A brief overview of elements on Employment contracts and Collective Labour Agreement will also be included.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
HRM1180 Human Resources Planning
Description: This course explores the ways an HR strategy can be linked to overall business strategy. The important role of HR planning, including job analysis, forecasting supply and demand, and succession planning will be considered. Students will also explore quantitative and qualitative planning techniques. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
HRM2030 Canadian Labour Relations
Description: This overview course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the development of labour unions in Canada, and the practical skills needed to manage effectively in unionized workplaces. Historical, political and legal issues affecting the industrial relations environment will be reviewed in detail. Through primary research, the student will have an opportunity to discuss organized labour from the viewpoints of both labour and management. Through simulations and experiential exercises, students will develop practical skills in collective agreement negotiation, contract administration and preparation for arbitration. Students will also have an opportunity to explore contemporary issues facing unions and to identify future trends which will impact on the industrial relations climate.

Note: This course is accredited by HRPAO towards the CHRP designation. Course Outcomes have also been aligned with Ministry Guideline MCV Code 70223.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: BUS2010 or HRM1090 or OLRN1440
CoRequisites:
Closed
HRM2040 Human Resources Management
Description: The primary focus of this introductory course is to offer the student an overview of the Human Resource (HR) Management function and each of its disciplines. The course emphasis is on the application of the skills and techniques commonly used today by HR professionals in each discipline area, and on understanding how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives. Pertinent legislation is studied in detail. A section of the course is devoted to developing effective job search skills and to presenting oneself effectively in interviews.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
OHS1020 Health And Safety
Description: Introducing HR Professionals to the broad field of Occupational Health and Safety, this course teaches the multiple dimensions of the various issues in this field or for someone who is involved with this kind of operation. Extensive study of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is featured in this course. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit. Note: This course is an approved HRPA credit. It is not equivalent to OHS1070 or OHS1080.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
Annual Delivery Schedule
Course Code Course Title Fall Winter Spring
HRM1050 Compensation
   Online Equivalent Course: OLRN1100
X X

X

 

ACCT1020

Financial and Managerial Accounting

   Online Equivalent Course: OLRN1490

X  

 

X

OHS1020 Health and Safety
   Online Equivalent Course: OLRN1690
X X

 

 

HRM1180 Human Resources Planning
   Online Equivalent Course: OLRN1430
X  

X

 

HRM2040 Human Resources Management
  (formerly HRM1020)
   Online Equivalent Course: OLRN1420
    X
BUS1021

Organizational Behaviour

   Online Equivalent Course: OLRN1470

X X

X

 

HRM1030 Recruitment and Selection
   Online Equivalent Course: OLRN1120
X X

 

 

HRM1040 Training and Development
   Online Equivalent Course: OLRN1831
  X

 

X

HRM2030 Canadian Labour Relations
  (formerly HRM1060)
   Online Equivalent Course: OLRN1203
X   X
HRM1090 Employment Law
   Currently offered online
X X

 

 

Note: The delivery schedule above does not reflect the online equivalent course offerings. Please check the online courses individually through the student portal under the Browse Continuing Education Courses tab.

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Rath Saroeun, rsaroeun@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 2240

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