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Human Resources Management

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Overview

This graduate certificate program is appropriate for people who are working in the field of human resources management or those who wish to gain entry into this professional area. Throughout this program emphasis is placed on communication, decision-making, and job-related skills used in the field of human resources. Completion of this program will enable Human Resources Professionals to be more effective on the job.

The program offers qualified candidates the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in most functions related to human resources management.

The objective of the program is to further the education and competence of professionals engaged in the practice of human resources management.

It is strongly recommended that new students register in Introduction to Human Resources Management (HRM701) before taking any further courses. However, HRM701 is not a prerequisite for taking other courses in the program.

Effective January 2014 students must complete 10 core courses plus one elective course.

ARE YOU AN EARLY RISER?

We are pleased to announce our "Early Morning" courses that will run from 7:00 am to 8:30 am, one morning a week for 14 weeks. The weekly format for these classes is 1.5 hours in-class with the remainder delivered online.

  • HRM701 N1M Introduction to Human Resources Management
  • HRM732 N1M Introduction Financial & Management Accounting
  • HRM742 N1M Business Management & Organizational Behaviour
  • HRM845 N1M Industrial Relations

For more information, please contact: Emiliano.Introcaso@senecacollege.ca

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Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Entry Requirements

This is a professional program designed for:

  • University or three-year Diploma College graduates OR
  • Mature students with three to five years of related work experience.

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Curriculum

Core Courses (10)

HRM701
Introduction to Human Resources Management
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This course is a comprehensive overview of modern day personnel and human resource management. This course will introduce the diverse components of human resource functions and its role in the current business environment. Case study analysis will be used to link the theory to the practical situations that occur in Human Resources. Topics to be covered are: the business environment, recruitment and selection, employee development and evaluation, compensation and benefits, employee rights, safety and representations and strategic issues and challenges in Human Resources Management, in both domestic and global environments.




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HRM732
Introduction to Financial & Management Accounting
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

The focus of this course is to provide students with an understanding of accounting information for the use of business managers and a working knowledge of financial accounting for human resources managers. The fundamental principles of finance and accounting will be combined with practical applications relating to various forms of organization. Using accounting information to help effect plans, controls, and decisions will be emphasized.




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HRM742
Business Management & Organizational Behaviour
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

This course is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment, organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for better and more effective leadership. This course provides a better understanding of this process.




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HRM782
Recruitment and Selection Techniques
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

A basic study is undertaken of the principles, issues, trends and legislative requirements affecting recruitment and selection. Human resources professionals need an understanding of how recruitment and selection fits into the broader organizational structure, processes and goals of an organization and how this function is related to the other functions of human resources management. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to successfully identify human resource requirements and attract and retain an effective workforce for an organization. The changing legal environment and the impact of laws on recruitment and selection are an important component of this course.




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HRM822
Human Resources Planning and Development
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

The focus is on human resources planning and includes the design of employee evaluation plans. Students learn how to forecast the human resources needs of an organization and to relate the requirements of the organization within ambient socio-political situations.




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HRM831
Design and Administration of Compensation Plans
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

The purpose of this course is to examine the principles, processes and theories involved in the design and administration of compensation programs. Emphasis is placed on linking compensation strategy to corporate strategy, applying behavioural theories in the design of compensation programs and implementing, managing and adapting compensation programs.




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HRM843
Occupational Health and Safety
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

The student will explore the nature and dimensions of the regulation of health and safety in the workplace by government legislation as well as the role of agencies such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. In addition, the many positive health and safety initiatives made by proactive employers will be examined.




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HRM845
Industrial Relations
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

The course will explore the nature of the industrial relations process. Considerable emphasis will be placed on negotiating and administering the collective agreement through to grievance arbitration.




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HRM848
Training Techniques and Practices
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

Training is recognized within the human resources field as a planned effort designed to improve both individual and corporate performance. In this course students will learn the role of training in human resources management and examine the psychology of the learning process. Students will gain experience in needs assessment, program design and implementation and evaluation techniques.




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HRM855
The Legal Environment
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate. Prior knowledge of micro and macro economics is advantageous.

Today's workplace is highly regulated from the commencement of the relationship through to its termination. Commencing with the employment contract, an examination of both the statutory law and the common law will be undertaken. In both the Federal and Provincial environment, the student will be exposed to such diverse areas as employment standards, worker's compensation, pay equity, human rights and unionization. The corresponding rights and responsibilities of employers and employees will be examined.




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Electives (Select 1)

HRM722
Personnel Research Techniques and H.R.I.S.
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is strongly recommended that students take HRM701 - Introduction to Human Resources Management, prior to taking this course if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

This course involves the study of research techniques as they pertain to the measurement and conditioning of workforce behaviour. The course provides knowledge related to the introduction of electronic HR information systems (HRIS) into an organization by discovering project management, planning and implementation models. The value of HRIS to effective HR research activities will be explored by looking at actual practices of HR professionals.




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HRM840
Pensions and Benefits
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

Various government and employer sponsored pension and benefit plans will be reviewed as well as current related public and legislative issues. Major areas for discussion include public and private health care plans, income replacement provisions, survivor benefits and pension arrangements. Also, techniques for benefit plan management will be discussed with respect to plan design, communication, costing and administration.




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HRM844
Labour Economics
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate. Prior knowledge of micro and macro economics is advantageous.

In this course the student will be introduced to various concepts about an individual's decision to supply labour; why individuals decide to work, the factors effecting the decision to work, the decision to retire or reduce the length of the work week. The student will then review the factors that influence the firm's decision to hire labour and determine the amount of labour to be hired given both a competitive and non-competitive labour market. The concept of non-competitive labour markets will be extended to include the influence of factors that are external to the labour market such as unions and government. The problems of and solutions to unemployment, discrimination and wage differentials will be discussed.




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HRM858
Human Resources Analytics
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To be a strategic human resources practitioner, one must be able to provide data driven facts and be able to use them in order to proactively address HR issues and strategically support the business. Data driven analytics and metrics, provides HR with information to help drive strategic business decisions and build executive partnerships. To help businesses deliver a competitive advantage over the competition, HR provides analytics on key performance indicators, HR analytics and interpretation of the data for the organization. This course will provide the theory, concept and best practices in gathering business requirements, planning, research techniques, data analysis, metrics, and reporting.




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Note: Early Morning class starting at 7 am - Hybrid delivery

Program Outcomes

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention plans and processes.
  • Administer and contribute to the design and evaluation of the performance management program.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate employee orientation, training, and development programs.
  • Facilitate and support effective employee and labour relations in both non-union and union environments.
  • Research and support the development and communication of the organization's total compensation plan.
  • Collaborate with others, in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational health and safety policies and practices.
  • Research and analyze information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  • Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.
  • Manage own professional development and provide leadership to others in the achievement of ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
  • Facilitate and communicate the human resources component of the organization's business plan.
  • Conduct research, produce reports, and recommend changes in human resources practices.
 

OSAP Funding Available

This program is eligible for OSAP funding.

Course load is used by OSAP to determine funding options for programs.

If you are taking 1 - 2 courses at the same time, you may be considered for part-time student grants and loans.

  • 1 course (20%)
  • 2 courses (40%)

If you are taking 3 or more courses at the same time, you may be considered for full-time student grants and loans.

  • 3 courses (60%)
  • 4 courses (80%)
  • 5 courses (100%)

To find out if you qualify and to learn how to apply, please visit the OSAP website.

For information on other awards and financial assistance, please see Financial Aid.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Transfer Credit (Advanced Standing)

Many students who enter Seneca College will have earned academic credits in post-secondary educational institutions which they may be able to apply toward completion of a Seneca College program.

Requests for Transfer Credit must be for a specific course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course outline. A minimum grade of "C" (60 percent) is generally required for a course to be considered for Transfer Credit.

Download a Transfer Credit Request form. An official copy of your transcript and applicable detailed course outlines should be attached and submitted. Please note it may take 4 to 6 weeks for a Transfer Credit decision.

More Information

Please visit the Degree and Credit Transfer Office.

HRPA

Information about ...
The Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPA)

Completion of the 11 courses (10 core + 1 elective) Human Resources Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program qualifies students to write the HRPA National Knowledge Exam (NKE TM) provided they maintain a B average with no mark lower than a C+ . Effective January 2011 a degree and work experience in the Human Resources field will also be required for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation through HRPA.

Seneca College's Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate program is recognized by the Human Resources Professionals Association as an achievement of basic education in human resources management.

Further information regarding the most current certification qualifications is available on the HRPA website.

"CHRP and NKE are trademarks of HRPA and used under license. Licensing does not equate to program review, approval or endorsement."

 

IPMA - Canada

International Personnel Management Association of Canada (IPMA) Accreditation

The International Personnel Management Association of Canada recognizes several credit courses towards certification and the professional designations. IPMA- Canada will accept transfer of credit for each of the following courses towards IPMA- Canada National Human Resource Management Certificate, as well as towards the IPMA-CP (Certified Professional) and IPMA-CS (Certified Specialist) designations. For further information concerning the IPMA consult the website.

Student needs to complete the following 5 compulsory courses:

and select 5 courses from the following:

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Program Contacts

Belinda Becker
Program Assistant
Belinda.Becker@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22797


Emiliano Introcaso
Academic Program Manager
Emiliano.Introcaso@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24043


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.