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Business Administration – Human Resources (Optional Co-op)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:2709
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Human Resources involves developing policies, procedures and programs to ensure an organization has an adequate number of people with the right knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve its objectives. When HR is aligned with the strategic goals and objectives of an organization, it becomes a strategic partner in the management of the organization, ensuring the best pool of talent to pioneer, compete and be at the top of its field.
 
Centennial College’s unique approach incorporates current trends in human resources, the affirmation of diversity and human rights and the promotion of positive union and management relations. You will develop expertise in all major areas of human resources such as: Human Resource Planning, Staffing, Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Compensation, Employee and Labour Relations,  Occupational Health and Safety, Management Accounting, and Human Resource Management Systems.
 
The program emphasizes the ability to analyze and interpret financial and accounting information for decision-making purposes. Legal issues are covered from a proactive, rather than compliance, perspective. Finally, the use of integrated human resource systems software and computer skills to manage information and support decision-making is taught.
This unique Business School program will offer you the opportunity to acquire three designations:
 
  • CHRP™ designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association
  • CIM™ designation from the Canadian Institute of Management
  • PCP™ designation from the Canadian Payroll Association

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • The Human Resources program's small class settings allow for individual attention from instructors.
  • Experiential learning includes case studies, simulations and project-based learning.
  • You will become comfortable with popular business software such as Microsoft Suite and SAP.
  • Faculty members have business world experience and up-to-date knowledge of current trends.
  • The resulting diploma reflects high standards of learning, recognized in Canada and abroad, enhancing your career opportunities.

Global Citizenship and Equity

You will develop a portfolio documenting your engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio, opportunities for international travel and the available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.

Articulation Agreements

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Business Administration - Human Resources program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (Also available at Brampton, ON campus)
Bachelor of Science in multiple majors
Athabasca University Bachelor of Management, 3-year or 4-year with major
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources Management
Griffith University Bachelor of Business - Human Resources major
Guelph-Humber, University of Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management (direct entry)
Niagara College Honours Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Strategy and Technology 
Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management
Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Services Management
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts

Wilfrid Laurier University

Honours Bachelor of Business - Technology Management
York University Honours Bachelor degree in any major
Honours Human Resources Management
Honours International Studies (English & French)
Honours French Studies, History (English & French)

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

Tor search for pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, visit ONCAT

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates may 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 Business Administration – Human Resources program's educational partners include:

  • Algoma University
  • Athabasca University
  • Griffith University
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • Nipissing University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Ontario Tech University
  • University of Windsor

Professional Associations

Human Resources Professionals Association [please see up to date designation requirements at: //www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations_/Pages/default.aspx] 
CIM | Chartered Managers Canada [please see up to date designation requirements at: cim.ca] 
Canadian Payroll Association [please see up to date designation requirements at: payroll.ca]

 

Accreditation

Business Administration - Human Resources Program has received accreditation from the following Professional Associations:

- Human Resources Professionals Association

- Canadian Institute of Managment | Chartered Managers Canada 

- Canadian Payroll Association

 

 

Career Outlook

  • Human Resources generalist / associate
  • Recruiter
  • Compensation specialist
  • Trainer
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete two consecutive co-op work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the second semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled. 

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one and two
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program as scheduled

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

Co-op Model Route

Fall Semester Intake
Fall Semester 1
Winter Semester 2
Summer Semester 3
Fall Semester 4
Winter Co-op Work Term 1
Summer Co-op Work Term 2
Fall Semester 5
Winter Semester 6

 

Winter Semester Intake
Winter Semester 1
Summer Semester 2
Fall Semester 3
Winter Semester 4
Summer Co-op Work Term 1
Fall Co-op Work Term 2
Winter Semester 6
Summer Break
Fall Semester 5

 

Summer Semester Intake
Summer Semester 1
Fall Semester 2
Winter Semester 3
Summer Semester 4
Fall Co-op Work Term 1
Winter Co-op Work Term 2
Summer Break
Fall Semester 5
Winter Semester 6

Learn more about co-op programs.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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 Ontariocolleges.ca. 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 Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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 Ontariocolleges.ca.

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 Ontariocolleges.ca.

International Students

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 Ontariocolleges.ca 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 my.centennialcollege.ca.

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $814.54 $3,535.54
International $14,937.50 $1,323.54 $16,261.04

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