In today’s competitive business environment, leaders recognize the importance of human resources (HR) to the success of organizations. The management of HR is a strategic approach to engaging and supporting employees, which in turn, creates an engaging, productive workplace. The functions of an HR Manager can vary across industries, but they typically include recruitment and onboarding of staff, compensation and benefits, training and professional development, compliance and safety, and employee relations. Today’s HR manager must be knowledgeable about the practices involved in creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace culture.
Our two-year diploma in Human Resources has been designed to provide insight into the theory and practice of effective management in this exciting field. We want to provide you with an opportunity to gain the essential skills needed to become an effective HR coordinator in the various facets of HR, which can lead to a career in such areas as industrial/labour relations, supervision, occupational health and safety, recruitment, training and development, and compensation.
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- A six-week work exposure to gain real-world experience
- Transferable credits with CNA’s articulation agreements with Memorial University (Grenfell), Athabasca University, Griffith University, Plymouth University, and the University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
- Preparation for a career in Human Resource Management, Industrial/Labour Relations, Supervision and General Management
- Work culture leaders must look to the trends and threats on the horizon facing the Canadian workplace.
- Studies show that engaging with applicants in-person forges more meaningful connections than online alone.
- Recruitment events offer cost-effective marketing strategies and enable hiring managers to conduct hundreds of micro interviews within the span of a few hours.
- Your success at a hiring event will only be as strong as your follow-up.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in fundamental Human Resource Management concepts, including recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, and employee relations
- Design and implement effective recruitment and selection strategies to attract and retain top talent and design and deliver training and development programs to improve employee skills and enhance organizational performance
- Foster positive employee relations by understanding employee needs, resolving conflict, and creating a positive workplace culture
- Develop compensation and benefits programs that align with organizational goals and that are competitive with industry
- Make responsible and ethical decisions that align with organizational values and effectively communicate human resource strategies and results to various stakeholders.
- Exhibit the application of employability skills defined by the Conference Board of Canada to facilitate successful entry into the workplace and work collaboratively with team members from diverse backgrounds and skill sets to achieve common human resource goals
Eligibility for admission to Human Resources program requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
Provincial High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):
i. English 3201 or English 3202 (60% minimum)
ii. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
iii. Five credits at the 3000 Level
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math Fundamentals: MA1040
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Business-Related College Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
International Students – Admission Requirements and Information
1. High School
i. Proof of senior high school/secondary school Diploma/Certificate with equivalent minimum grades for the required high school courses listed above.
ii. India applicants only – Proof of senior high school/secondary school Diploma/Certificate with an equivalent Grade 10 Mathematics (50% min.) and Business/Commerce Stream.
2. English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Graduates of this program may obtain employment in a variety of marketing areas such as:
- Clerk IV
- Administrative Officer
- HR Clerks
- HR Admin
- HR Assistant
- Project Officers
- HR Advisor
- Team Lead
- HR Coordinators
Human Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in all campus locations. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.
The Human Resources program offers exit points after Year 1 and Year 2.
*Students can graduate at the end of Year 1 with a Business Administration Certificate.
*Students graduate at the end of Year 2 with a Human Resources Diploma.
Graduates of the Human Resources program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to institutions/associations such as:
- Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus
- Athabasca University, Alberta
- Griffith University, Australia
- Plymouth University, UK
- University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus
Graduates may also wish to further their studies to achieve professional designations with:
- Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR)
- Canadian Institute of Management (CIM)
- Canadian Professional Sales Association
- Canadian Public Relations Society
- International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) - Canada
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