Program Overview

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.

Program Details

Program Code
BHR1
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Duration
60 weeks
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
London
Open
2024 September
Fully Online
Open
2025 January
London
Open
2025 May
London
Open
2023 September
London
Closed
2023 September
Fully Online
Closed
2024 January
London
Closed

Part Time Offerings

2024 May
Fully Online
Open
2024 September
Fully Online
Open
2025 January
Fully Online
Open
2025 May
Fully Online
Open
2023 September
Fully Online
Closed
2024 January
Fully Online
Closed
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
London
Open
2025 January
London
Open
2025 May
London
Open
2023 September
London
Closed
2024 January
London
Closed

Your Learning Experience

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 (asynchronous) 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.

 

Diploma in Human Resources Coordinator:

Diana Sinatra-Araujo, BA (Hons), CHRL
 

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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant with the following courses

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- Grade 11 Math (C, U or M - minimum of 60%), or Grade 12 Math (C or U)

Students who do not meet the admission requirements are recommended for academic upgrading. A conditional offer may be possible with proof of enrolment. Alternatively, applicants missing the required courses may want to consider our one-year Business Fundamentals preparatory program. Upon graduation, students can enter level 2 of any business diploma program in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business.

Note:
Graduates of Business - Human Resources may choose to transfer into Fanshawe's Business Administration - Human Resources Advanced Diploma or Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management) Degree program after completing the bridging requirements.
International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Test Score
TOEFL iBT 79
IELTS Academic Overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands
CAEL Overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands. score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic 53
Cambridge English Overall score of 169 with no language skill less than 162
ESL4/GAP5 Minimum grade of 80% in Level 8, 75% in Level 9, or 70% in Level 10
Duolingo Overall score of 105, with no score lower than 95

 

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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 program eligible applicants exceeds available spaces, the Applicant Selection Criteria for this program 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

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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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Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$7,010.64
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$31,377.40
Total Cost of Program

Online

Canadian Costs
$6,474.92
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.

 

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