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Human Resources Management (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

  • Program Code:2860
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Graduate Certificate
  • Program Type:Graduate Certificate program
  • Program Length:1 year/ 2 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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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 single year of courses in this college business program, 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 this business graduate certificate 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.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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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.

Co-op Requirements

Requirements to qualify for the optional Co-op program stream:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of semester one
  • Achieve a minimum grade C+ (GPA 2.5) in BUSN-702
  • A professional resume
  • Successful completion of a vocational assessment

The assessment of eligibility for the Co-op work term will be administered by a School of Business staff in consultation with the Co-op department.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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 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.

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 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.

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 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 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $5,024.50 $1,061.00 $6,085.50
International $13,283.00 $2,344.00 $15,627.00