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A successful organization is only as good as its people. Human Resources Management [HRM] plays a critical role in ensuring the organization has the people necessary for success. As a Human Resources professional, you will be responsible for ensuring this occurs.
Students successfully completing an HR program at Centennial will have the necessary foundational training and education to enter into occupations in Human Resources – either as generalists or as specialists, across a range of industries and organizations. By doing so, they become vital strategic partners in the organizational world, the business community, and, in turn, the Ontario economy, as well as their communities.
During this business graduate certificate program, you will be exposed to what is necessary to align HR practices and policies with overall organizational strategies, as well as the knowledge to carry out your duties in various areas, which include:
- Performance management
- Training and development
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Industrial Relations
- Managing diversity and dispute resolution
- Human resource management systems
Successful completion, of this Professional programs 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.
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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- In this Human Resources Management program, you learn in small class environments.
- Courses within this program 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.
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.
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Business Administration - Strategic Human Resources Management|
|Masters of Business Administration - Strategic Human Resources Management|
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
Graduates are eligible to earn a professional designation granted by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). These designations signal to employers that a candidate has the education and experience requirements to be successful in human resources. In addition to being a HRPA member in good standing, the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation currently has the following requirements:
- Successful Completion of a required HR curriculum at the certificate or diploma level.
- Passing the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE 1).
- Passing the application-based knowledge exam for workplace and employment law (CHRP Employment Law Exam).
- Successful completion of the Job Ready program.
Up-to-date information on requirements can be found at: //www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations_/Pages/default.aspx
For those interested in exploring the CHRL designation, information can be found at: //www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations_/Pages/CHRL.aspx
- HR Administrator
- HR Generalist
- HR Assistant
- Compensation Specialist
- Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
- Labour Relations Specialist
- Pensions and Benefits Administrator
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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 partial (minimum 75%) university degree completion and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program (transcript and resume
Note: This program is not open to graduates of a three-year Business Administration - Human Resources, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, program.
- Proof of English proficiency
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
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