6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

About the Program

This three-year advanced diploma program delivers relevant, current and in-demand skills and prepares you for a career in the growing area of Human Resources. Your studies will focus on topics such as recruiting, compensation, training, benefits, occupational health and safety, labour relations, leadership, motivational techniques and organizational behaviour. In addition, you will acquire skills in the effective use of industry-standard software. As a student, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with industry professionals and to participate in hands-on learning opportunities such as case competitions.

This program is credited by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) towards the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP).

As a graduate of this program, you may:


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Employee recruitment, selection and retention strategies
  • Performance management program
  • Recruitment in union and non-union environments
  • Compensation plans
  • Information technologies for HR
  • Data management

Work Experience

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Term
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Human resources administrator
  • Human resources generalist
  • Human resources specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Compensation analyst
  • Pensions and benefits administrator
  • Occupational health and safety officer
  • HRIS specialist

Professional Certification

The courses in this program may be credited by:

  • The International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) towards the Certified Professional, or
  • Certified Specialist designations (IPMA – CP or IPMA – CS)


Student Works and Experiences