• Overview - 2018/2019

    The Human Resources Management program is a one-year graduate certificate designed for university and college graduates looking for a career in human resources.  This program provides you with functional knowledge in core areas of human resources: recruitment and selection, training and development, human resources planning, occupational health and safety, organizational behaviour, finance and accounting, principles in human resources management, compensation and benefits, and labour relations. Available 100% online or in a traditional in-class format with a September and January start.

    If you are thinking about completing your diploma online you can assess your readiness with www.amiready.ca, Fanshawe's Online Readiness Indicator, a measure of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment is the right fit for you. We also have a handy checklist to guide you along the way to becoming an online learner.

    In-class students can also apply for the opportunity to further develop their human resources consulting skills, with the option of substituting two courses for the intensive community consultancy program, working with real business live clients.

    All nine courses for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation are included in this program so you begin your career with the confidence you need to succeed. Students should be aware that the CHRP requirements will be changing during 2016 and CHRL requirements will be changing over the next four years. For further information, please see https://www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations.

    Part-time/online course availability

    Program coordinator:

    Shannon R. Webb, LL.B., MIR, PhD
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x2887

  • Admission Requirements - 2018/2019

    A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
    (Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)
    OR
    Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*
    OR
    Five years of work experience in the human resources field as judged by the College to be equivalent*

    Note:

    • *Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the following areas before entry in the program:

    • Introductory accounting (e.g., complete ACCT-1004 - Principles of Accounting I offered by Fanshawe College either through the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business or Part-Time Studies)
    • Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Mathematics (e.g., complete MATH-1052 - Business Math offered by Fanshawe College either through the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business or Part-Time Studies)

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Volunteer or work experience in the community
    • Presentation/public speaking skills

    Advanced Standing

    • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program. 

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Courses

    Human Resources Management-2018/2019

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-6041Principles in Human Resource Management3
    This course will introduce students to the role of the human resources professional in the field of human resources management. Topics such as job analysis, training and development, recruitment and selection, planning, performance management, employment legislation and career development, with additional functional areas of human resources will be presented. Through lectures, laptop instruction, teamwork, self-assessments and experiential exercises, students will be exposed to the human resources management field in the business environment. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    MGMT-6047Strategic Training & Development3
    Students will learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate training needs and training programs. In addition, students will learn about the importance of training and development as a strategic approach to improved productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in the organization. Students will be required to design and facilitate a training session in class. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    MGMT-6042Organizational Performance3
    Students in this course will gain an advanced understanding of how organizational effectiveness is dependent upon the interactions and relationships between individuals and teams within organizations. The content is based on theoretical models, the research underpinning these models and how these translate into the contemporary Canadian workplace. The course will examine topics ranging from employee motivation and performance management to organizational structure, culture, development and change. Students will explore topics around the role of individual values, perception and decision making and how these can influence team dynamics and leadership. Students will complete a personality assessment and relate their results to course concepts. Students will also undertake a major case analysis applying course concepts. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    MGMT-6043Recruitment Strategy & Selection3
    This course will assist the student in the development and evaluation of the recruitment strategy including areas such as recruitment, interviewing and the orientation process. Other topics will include learning the best methods to develop and implement advertising strategies to attract potential candidates. Students will learn how to develop selection processes as well as use valid assessment tools to establish valid criteria for hiring. Students will also develop strategies to align recruitment and selection with the goals of the organization. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    COMM-6019Advanced Professional Communication3
    This course focuses on refining and advancing students workplace communication abilities. The advanced communication documents and strategies covered include presentation skills, research skills, business document writing, meeting and management team strategies, business etiquette, and advanced employment communications. Additionally, students learn about interpersonal and intercultural communication (high/low and monochromic/polychromic context) concepts and strategies.
    COMP-6037HRIS & Advanced Software Applications3
    To keep up with the fast pace of changing technology and enhanced managerial responsibilities, Human Resource (HR) professionals are required to be highly efficient in the use of both computer software applications and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) or Human Capital Management systems (HCM). Strong Excel skills are essential for the analysis and presentation of data from an HRIS. This course will cover Excel to an expert level.
    LAWS-6015Canadian Employment Law3
    This course will be an examination of the principles of Canadian business law with the main focus on current provincial and federal legislation affecting human resource management in a non-unionized setting including: Canadian Human Rights Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Act, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Employment Equity Act and Ontario Labour Relations Act. The course will also examine the legal implications of working in a unionized environment and working internationally.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-6044Compensation & Reward Strategy3
    This course will provide students with an understanding of the process, issues, and techniques involved in developing a compensation system. Students will learn both the theoretical and applied aspects of the compensation function; develop and recommend strategies that link the compensation function to the goals of the organization; as well as develop and recommend compensation and reward systems that are necessary to attract, retain and motivate the required workforce. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    MGMT-6045Canadian Labour Relations3
    This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the history, development, operation and future of Canadian labour relations. It examines the political and social context in which labour, employers, the government and society function. The course provides the framework in which HR professionals will be working in contemporary unionized environments. Through exploring concepts, case studies and practical applications, the course will take the student through the process and issues of union organization and certification to the complexities of collective bargaining and the administration of the collective agreement. The course will offer a closer look at public sector unions, the nature of the labour management relationship and contemporary issues. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    FINA-6014Management Accounting3
    In this course students will learn the difference between financial and managerial accounting. The course will teach the students how to analyse financial statements, assess how costs are classified, budget creation, and be introduced to how information systems facilitate the production of financial reports. Further, students will explore accounting principles such that they are able to analyze internal financial information and in turn reflect this in decision making, with respect to the organizations performance. Management Accounting also examines the political and social context in which labour, employers, the government and society function in order to offer a broader understanding of the strategic context of this function in the workplace. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    MGMT-6046Strategic Human Resources Planning3
    Human Resources play an integral role in the development of an organizational business plan and strategy. This course will provide a detailed analysis of the essential elements of the human resources planning process. Areas of focus will include environmental analysis, forecasting human resources demand and ascertaining human resources supply. Quantitative, as well as qualitative concepts, approaches and techniques will be used to evaluate the impact of human resources initiatives towards achieving organizational strategic goals. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx
    HLTH-6040Canadian Occupational Health & Safety3
    This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of health & safety practices and risk management principles in occupational workplaces required by Human Resources Management Professionals. Topics include rights and responsibilities of firms and employees, economic impact of loss control, hazard recognition, assessment and controls for physical, chemical and biological agents, accident prevention, safety metrics, emergency preparedness, WHMIS, WSIB Act, and Occupational Health & Safety Legislation. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx

    Level 2 - Add'l ReqCredits
    Take 1 of the following groups:

    Group 1
    MGMT-6048Managing Strategic HR Projects3
    Through this course students will develop a clear understanding of how to manage strategic human resources projects and their unique challenges. This course involves understanding and managing the relationships between people and technology, and the scarce resources of time and money. This course will provide practical theories for the successful development, implementation and evaluation of strategic human resources projects. Students will be introduced to a variety of principles, practices, tools and resources they can use to manage projects in a human resources setting.
    MGMT-6050HR & Current Business Processes3
    The purpose of this course is to explore the various current functional areas of business in Canada, so as to understand the role and place of HR in each. The interrelationship among these areas will be explored and discussed from an HR perspective. Students will research and be exposed to a variety of business concepts, including major current business trends, the role of government in HR decision making, marketing, operations management, employee-management issues, financial resources management, work issues and business ethics, international business, social responsibility, community- related philanthropy.


    Group 2
    MGMT-6049Human Resources Community Consultancy6
    This course provides students with the opportunity to help real organizations in our local community solve problems or realize opportunities. Community Consultants is a business consultancy service operated by Fanshawe's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business. The consultancy gives students the opportunity to gain real-world employability skills and to build a portfolio. The course gives clients the opportunity to add value to their organization while contributing to the community.

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 11 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2018/2019

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Human Resources Management program are prepared to enter the human resources field in all sectors (e.g., manufacturing, health care, education, government). Graduates are suited to a variety of junior-level and intermediate-level positions, including HR Manager, HR Administrator, HR Generalist, HR Consultant, HR Analyst, Labour Relations Consultant, HRIS Administrator, Pension and Benefits Administrator, Recruiter and Training and Development Administration.

     

  • More Information - 2018/2019

    A Mandatory Mobile Computing (Laptop) Program
    A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
    Offered as a Weekday Program and as an Online Program
    Program Code: HMG1
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September/January Admission
    15 week terms 
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Program Code: HMG1
    Campus Code: LCL (LCL - London-Online)
    September/January Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290

    Program Description

    Human Resources Management is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, completed in two four-month levels (laptop required).  Designed for university or college graduates, this program provides graduates with functional knowledge in core areas of human resources: recruitment and selection, training and development, human resources planning, occupational health and safety, organizational behaviour, finance and accounting, human resources management, compensation and benefits and labour relations.  Students have the opportunity to complete all nine Certified Human Resources Professional/Leader (CHRP/ CHRL) credits.  (Refer to the Human Resources Professionals Association website for more information: www.hrpa.ca.) Beyond the core curriculum, the program also offers courses in software, Canadian employment law, management of strategic HR projects and professional communications.  A unique experiential learning opportunity is available to select students through the HR Community Consultancy offered in the final Winter semester of the in-class program.

    Other Information

    • Students entering Level 1 of the program in January will proceed to Level 2 of the program in May.
    • Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should select Campus Code LCL (London-Online).
    • Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should ensure they have appropriate technological capacity to complete the program, including access to a computer, required software and internet access for each course in the program.
    • Nine courses in the program have been approved as credits towards the Certified Human Resources Professional Leader (CHRP/CHRL) designation.  If students wish to pursue this designation, they should consult the Human Resources Professionals Association website (www.hrpa.ca) as Fanshawe College does not administer this designation.
    • Students attending the Online version of the program will not be required to pay a CONNECT lab fee.
    • For all other students a laptop computer is to be purchased by the student, approximately $1000.00.  The cost of the laptop is included in the General Expenses stated in the Fee Schedule. A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule.  This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.  
    • Students should not purchase a laptop computer or software until the College publishes the recommended configuration, models, software titles and versions for that academic year.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention plans and processes.

    2. administer and contribute to the design and evaluation of the performance management* program.

    3. develop, implement, and evaluate employee orientation, training, and development programs.

    4. facilitate and support effective employee and labour relations in both nonunion and union environments.

    5. research and support the development and communication of the organization's total compensation plan*.

    6. collaborate with others, in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational health and safety policies and practices.

    7. research and analyze information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.

    8. develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development* strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.

    9. present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.

    10. manage own professional development and provide leadership to others in the achievement of ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.

    11. facilitate and communicate the human resources component of the organization's business plan.

    12. conduct research, produce reports, and recommend changes in human resources practices.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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