Business - Human Resources

The business human resources diploma program is about finding value in people. You’ll learn business basics first - accounting, marketing and computer applications. You'll study labour relations, compensation, benefits, recruitment and training. In your last semester, in-class students will be mentored by people in the industry, in real HR departments. You'll make connections – networking with your classmates, professors and HR professionals. Upon completion, you'll have developed a diverse career portfolio for the dynamic HR world.

Become an HR professional with the business human resources diploma - 2022/2023

When you graduate from business human resources, you’ll have completed six of the nine required courses for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Graduates who meet admission requirements are also eligible for transfer to the Business Administration - Human Resources Advanced Diploma where they will have the opportunity to achieve the balance of the CHRP/CHRL credits (three additional credits).

Graduates may also have the option to transfer to the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management) Degree at Fanshawe’s Lawrence Kinlin School of Business. 

This business human resources program is available in a traditional in-class format with September and January admissions or as a fully online business human resources program, full-time or part-time.

 

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe's Business – Human Resources program are prepared for a variety of entry-level positions within any organization’s HR department, including HR administration, HR assistant, labour relations assistant, compensation clerk, pension and benefits assistant, payroll clerk, recruiter, training and development assistant.

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Business – Human Resources program:

Case Worker - collect and evaluate information to determine eligibility for income and employment supports, including Ontario Disability Support Program claims.

HR Administrator - provide administrative support to the HR team including maintaining the employee information management system and managing a trainee database.

Career Specialist - provide in-depth employment counselling and advice to individual clients or a group setting.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. participate in the recruitment, selection, and retention of employees.

2. participate in performance management* processes.

3. participate in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.

4. contribute to an organization’s success through effective employee relations.

5. assist with the administration and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan*.

6. participate in organizational health and safety policies and practices.

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

8. implement organizational development* strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.

9. communicate human resources information accurately and credibly in oral, written, and graphic form.

10. plan and act on personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.

11. identify the human resources component of a business plan.

12. assist in the collection and analysis of human resources data.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London
Open
2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London
Open

Part Time Offerings

2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open

Program Details

Program Code
BHR1

Diploma in Human Resources Coordinator:

Diana Sinatra-Araujo, BA (Hons), CHRL

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
Online
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Duration
60 weeks

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U) 
- Mathematics* ONE OF:
        - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
        - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
           (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) 
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
- Mathematics* ONE OF:
        - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
        - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
          (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)
OR
Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above

 Note:
  • *Applicants who lack the required  Mathematics may still gain eligibility for admission by completing appropriate prior upgrading. 
English Language Requirements

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 79 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 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 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 53, 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 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% 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 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Business Studies (C), (M), or (O)
  • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Business Mathematics course and Computer Skills course
  • Applicants who do not meet the stated admission requirements for the Business - Human Resources program should apply to the one-year Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program, Program Code BFS2.  The Business Fundamentals program is recommended for students who require or desire academic upgrading, particularly in Mathematics and English, before pursuing a business diploma program.  Students who successfully complete the Business Fundamentals program may be eligible for admission to Level 2 of any two-year business diploma program at Fanshawe College.
Recommended Personal Preparation

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment gained through participation in a secondary school club, Junior Achievement, sports team or other team/club environment      
  • Volunteer experience in the community
Advanced Standing

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

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
Post-Admission Requirements

Post-Admission Requirements

See Post-Admission Requirements

Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$6,738.78
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$30,231.74
Total Cost of Program

Online

Canadian Costs
$6,470.92
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ACCT-1100Principles of Accounting 13
This course introduces the student to the Principles of Accounting, and includes an exploration of the underlying concepts that guide the preparation of accounts for individuals and organizations. It is designed to teach the student, regardless of program destination, an essential life skill - an understanding of Net Worth, and its importance to business success and the financial well being of the individual.
BUSI-1060Strategies for Success1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity, emotional self-awareness and social skills development. Additionally, emphasis is placed on career readiness and preparation.
MKTG-1012Principles of Marketing 13
This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that face Marketers in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that marketing is not only advertising but a broad set of activities designed to satisfy consumer needs and wants. Students examine the information Marketers require for effective decision-making and learn the basic elements of the marketing planning process.
MATH-1052Business Math3
This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.
BUSI-1005Introduction to Business Processes3
This course explores the various functional areas of business in Canada and demonstrates the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics and social responsibility.
WRIT-1032Reason & Writing Business 13
This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
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