Human Resources Management

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Program Code: 2860

School: School of Business

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

The focus of the Human Resources Management program at Centennial College is on teaching you that a successful organization is only as good as its people. As a graduate of this program, you will responsible for ensuring this occurs — across a range of industries and organizations.

During the one year of Human Resources Management courses, you become prepared to interact, as a strategic partner, with management at all levels of an organization. Among the human resources (HR) strategies, which align with overall organizational strategies, and the knowledge you gain to carry out your duties are:

  • Hiring
  • Compensation
  • Performance management
  • Training and development
  • Health and wellness
  • Managing diversity and alternative dispute resolution
  • Pensions and benefits
  • Human resource management systems

Through participation in the program's in-depth Human Resources Management courses, which are accredited by the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA), you will be prepared to confidently launch your career.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
HRPD-701 Human Resources Management in Canada Progress Campus
HRPD-702 Contemporary Organizational Behaviour Progress Campus
HRPD-703 Management Accounting for Human Resources Progress Campus
HRPD-704 Staffing Organizations Progress Campus
HRPD-705 Strategic Compensation Progress Campus
HRPD-706 Labour and Employment Law Progress Campus

Semester Note

Courses required to satisfy HRPA academic requirements: HRPD701, HRPD702, HRPD703, HRPD704, HRPD705.

Further information and updates to these requirements can be found on the HRPA website:

Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
HRPD-707 Employee Health and Safety Progress Campus
HRPD-708 Training and Development Progress Campus
HRPD-709 Industrial Relations Progress Campus
HRPD-710 Alternative Dispute Resolution Progress Campus
HRPD-711 Pensions and Benefits Progress Campus
HRPD-712 Human Resources Strategy Progress Campus
HRPD-713 Advanced HRMS Progress Campus

Semester Note

Courses required to satisfy HRPA academic requirements: HRPD701, HRPD702, HRPD703, HRPD704, HRPD705, HRPD707, HRPD708, HRPD709, HRPD712.

Further information and updates to these requirements can be found on the HRPA website:

Minimum Program GPA of 2.0 (C Grade average) required to graduate.

Program Highlights

  • In this Human Resources Management program you learn in small class environments.
  • Courses within this School of Business offering make extensive use of case studies, simulations and project-based learning to help prepare you for real workplace situations.
  • Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) training using the industry-valued SAP application builds your skills portfolio.

Articulation Agreements

Start with a graduate certificate and continue to a degree through our degree completion partnership. Successful graduates of this Human Resources Management program may choose to continue with courses leading to a degree.

University Degree
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - Strategic Human Resources Management
Masters of Business Administration - Strategic Human Resources Management

Educational Partners

Graduates are eligible to earn the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation granted by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). This professional designation signals to employers that a candidate has the education and experience requirements to be successful in human resources.

Qualified graduates may also be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Human Resources Management program's educational partners are:

  • Davenport University
  • Griffith University
  • University of Western Sydney

Professional Associations

The requirements in HRPA's certification framework have their foundation in the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013. Currently, the CHRP designation has three requirements:

  • HRPA membership in good standing
  • Successful completion of the prescribed course work
  • Successful completion of the prescribed knowledge exam [CKE1]

You must be a member of HRPA and you must have completed the course work requirement before you are eligible to attempt the knowledge exam. As of spring 2016, a job-ready program must also be successfully completed, and as of summer 2016, an HR law exam must also be successfully completed. For more information about the CHRP, please visit the Guide to the CHRP.

For up-to-date and further information on all the HRPA designation (including CHRL) requirements, please visit HRPA's HR Designations.

The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditation, designation, certification, or recognition, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites, and in the materials, of those external bodies, which may change from time to time.

Career Outlook

  • HR administrator
  • HR recruiter
  • Compensation specialist
  • Occupational health and safety officer
  • HR officer
  • Pensions and benefits administrator
  • Trainer

Academic Requirements

  • University degree or a three-year college diploma in any discipline from a recognized institution
  • We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete), and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program
  • Proof of English proficiency

Note: This program is not open to graduates of the three-year Human Resources Management program at Centennial College.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $5,024.50 $950.00 $5,974.50
International $12,400.00 $2,145.00 $14,545.00