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Human Resources Management (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
0965
School:
Business and Hospitality

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.

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

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

Admission Requirements

Two- or three-year college diploma or university degree from an accredited college or university

OR

Relevant work experience in the area of human resource management.

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

On average, 70% of graduates from the last three years (2013-2015) 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

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
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
HRM8310 Employment Law
Description: Students will cover, in detail, aspects of current legislation affecting human resource management including: Human Rights Code, Employment Standards Act, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and certain aspects of labour relations laws. This course 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. Students will review employment contracts, independent contractors, non-traditional workplaces, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, wrongful hiring, negligence, pay equity, employment equity, vicarious liability, just cause termination and progressive discipline. 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:
Details
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
HRM8380 HRPA Preparation Course
Description: Self-directed online course to prepare students for the HRPA Core Knowledge Exam
Hours: 21
Credits: 0
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
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:
Closed
Annual Delivery Schedule
Course Code Course Name Fall Winter Spring
BUS8560 Organizational Effectiveness

X   X
HRM8310 Employment Law

X    
HRM8320 Capstone I (Organizational Consulting Skills)   X  
HRM8390 Strategic Workforce Planning and Talent Management X    
INFO8080 Information Management and Social Media   X  
MGMT8500 Data Analytics and Financial Management I

    X
HRM8130 Human Resources Management X    
OHS8150 Organizational Health, Safety and Wellness

  X  
HRM8330 Organizational Learning    X
HRM8340 Human Resources Business Strategy

TBA fall 2018  
HRM8350 Total Rewards     X
HRM8360 Labour and Employee Relations

TBA fall 2018    
HRM8370 Capstone II (Organizational Consulting Project)     X
HRM8380 HRPA Preparation Course  TBA fall 2018  
MGMT8520 Data Analytics and Financial Management II     X

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Aaren Hopkins, ahopkins@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3205

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