• Overview - 2019/2020

    The Fanshawe Business – Human Resources program is about finding the value in people. You'll learn business basics first - accounting, marketing and computer applications. As an HR specialist, 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 other HR professionals. Upon completion, you'll have developed an HR-specific career portfolio - diverse, for the dynamic HR world. Available in a traditional in-class format, with September and January admissions or 100% online. 

    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.

    There are options to transfer to the Business Administration-Human Resources advanced diploma or the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management) degree at Fanshawe. Further details about pathways are available here. You can also be eligible to complete a degree program at many other post-secondary institutions or complement your diploma with a graduate certificate offered at Fanshawe College.

    The Fanshawe Business – Human Resources program will also allow you to complete six of the nine required courses for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. 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 hrpa.ca/hrdesignations.

    Program coordinator:

    Diana Sinatra-Araujo, BA (Hons), CHRL
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x2883

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    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

    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 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    Business - Human Resources-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    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.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    FINA-1004Finance 13
    A general education course developed to provide students with the fundamental financial life skills so that they can make educated financial management decisions over the course of their lifetime. The emphasis is on those financial life skills that are of particular relevance in the early stages of the financial management life cycle.
    MGMT-1017Human Resources 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, health and safety, planning, performance management, employment legislation and career development, with additional functional areas of human resources will be presented. 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: https://www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations_/Pages/default. aspx
    COMP-1390Software Appl. for the HR Professional3
    This course will serve as an introduction to software applications commonly used by the Human Resources professional. Fundamental computing applications to be covered include Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access. Students will also be introduced to Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and software applications used for collaboration such as OneDrive and web-based MS Office tools.
    COMM-3020Professional Communication3
    This course develops students' literacy and professional communication skills. Students focus on current business issues and convey relevant meaning in oral and written format. The main themes of the course include writing reports and other relevant business documents (e.g. letters, short reports); communicating in groups and meetings; awareness of intercultural communication and diverse audiences; the job search (including resumes and cover letters); business; business rhetoric in speaking and writing; summarizing and evaluating current business-related readings; delivering presentations; researching and documenting reports using APA format; and self-editing skills.
    BUSI-1068Effective Meetings & Presentations3
    This course covers the concepts, skills, and techniques for running effective business meetings and makingeffective presentations. Course material covered is applicable to all business sectors and audiences of all types and sizes. Emphasis is placed on learning appropriate strategies and multi-media techniques and applying them toindividual and group work assignments with business and non-business topics. Students learn to effectively incorporate computer applications like PowerPoint and digital media tools into business meetings and presentations. Students develop life-long strategies for dealing with presentation anxiety and stress.
    ACCT-1068Introduction to Payroll3
    Students will learn the basics of payroll practices and procedures, including an overview of the payroll function, employment standards, earnings, taxable benefits, pension plans, employment insurance, taxation, calculating net pay, and all current periodic/annual reporting requirements. Excel software will be used throughout the course.

    Level 3Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-1196HR Mentorship Foundations3
    This course focuses on preparing the students to work in a Human Resources role within an organization. They will also learn practical tools for securing and succeeding in a future job. These tools will include writing effective resume and cover letters and developing an effective career portfolio with a Human Resources focus. The students will also learn effective interviewee and interviewer skills, professional document use, policy awareness and use, intercultural awareness, research on the HR profession jobs and vocational requirements, dressing and dining skills, Further, weekly, throughout the course, students will demonstrate proficiency in group dynamics as well as individually akin to an HR team in the workforce.
    MGMT-3007Organizational Behaviour3
    Students in this course will acquire and learn to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully in any organization. Organizational, team and individual relationships and processes and their impact on organizational outcomes will provide the framework for the course. Within this framework, various topics, including theories of organizational behaviour, decision making, communication, motivation, leadership, values, emotion, conflict, negotiation and perception, will be examined. Students will complete a personality assessment and relate their results to 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-3048Compensation & Benefits Administration3
    This course will provide students with an understanding of the process, issues, and techniques involved in administering a compensation system. Students will learn both the theoretical and applied aspects of the compensation function; the linkage between the compensation function and the organizational management process; and the compensation system design 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-3042Training & Development3
    Students will learn how to identify training needs, develop and evaluate training programs, and training delivery techniques. Students will be required to design and facilitate a training session in class. In addition, students will learn about the importance of training programs and how they contribute to the corporate well being and development of an organization and its employees. 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
    LAWS-1052Employment Law3
    Students in this course are introduced to Canadian employment law and its relationship with human resources management. The focus will be on current federal and provincial legislation affecting the non-unionized environment. The Canadian legal framework will be reviewed, including statutory and common law and the judicial system. The legal context of the entire employment relationship from hiring to ending the relationship and beyond will be examined. From an assigned case, students will predict a case outcome using statutory and common law and their own interpretation of the facts of the case.
    ECON-1005Economics 23
    This is an introductory macroeconomics course. Students will study measures of macroeconomic activity, growth in the economy and the government's role in stabilizing the economy.
    COMP-3077Excel for Business-Adv3
    Modern spreadsheet programs perform far beyond simple number crunching. The functionality of Microsoft Excel continues to move the application into new venues such as visual interactive data presentations or sales proposals. Given the now commonplace nature of the program, it is crucial that all business minded professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students will be trained in MS Excel 2016 for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) expert level Excel certification. MOS testing is available at certified testing centers across Canada.
    SFTY-1056General Health & Safety-Field Placement0
    Ontario Law requires all students who participate in unpaid placements in workplaces to complete the same mandatory training as paid employees. This course covers two of these mandatory topics; Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems/Global Harmonized System and Worker Health and Safety Awareness.

    Level 4Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-1197Human Resources Mentorship2.6
    In this course students apply the skills and knowledge gained over three semesters to the mentorship experience. In this mentor-led learning opportunity, students will either shadow an onsite HR mentor or participate in interactive discussions in the online section. In the online section students will create policies and forms in regards to the employee life cycle from hiring through to termination. A few guest speakers will lead some of these discussions. The course prepares students to enter the workforce by reinforcing the responsibilities and expectations of an entry-level human resources professional and providing networking opportunities in the business community. The HR Mentorship will meet the experiential learning requirements of mandatory contact hours with professionals in the field of human resources; any student not meeting this mandatory requirement will not be eligible to pass the course, regardless of course evaluation submission grades.
    MGMT-3009Recruitment & Selection3
    This course will assist the student in developing skills in recruitment, interviewing and orientation. Other topics will include learning the best methods for attracting potential employees, selecting people, establishing criteria for hiring, conducting the screening process, and evaluating application forms, letters and resumes. 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-1217Employee Resolution & Problem Solving3
    In this course students will develop a clear understanding of the interpersonal, resolution and problem-solving skills needed by Human Resources professionals in both a unionized and non-unionized environment. This course will focus on the knowledge and application of effective techniques to manage employee issues, apply problem solving strategies in a situational environment, and explore theoretical concepts and investigative techniques for resolving conflict. Emphasis will be placed on the interpersonal skills needed to resolve employee issues and developing a foundation of conflict resolution options, including the use of group facilitation methods and building a collaborative environment when managing conflict.
    MGMT-3043Performance Management3
    Students in this course will be exposed to various types of performance appraisal strategies and processes. Topics include determining skill sets required for various jobs, performance indicators and measures, setting goals and objectives, facilitating performance improvements, addressing poor performance, wrongful dismissal, probationary review, progressive discipline, and termination.
    HLTH-1102Occupational Health & Safety3
    This course will provide students with an overview of safety and risk management principles. Topics include responsibilities of firms and employees, economic impact of loss control, ergonomics, workplace hazards assessment, accident prevention, workplace violence and harassment, WHMIS, WSIB Act, and the Occupational Health & Safety Act of Ontario. 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-3066Organizational Development & Change3
    Human Resources professionals are often called upon to implement and support the organizational development and change process. This course examines the effect of change in organizations and the challenges with organizational development. Topics include strategies for implementing change effectively and dealing with resistance to change, the role of culture and learning in the organization and how OD interventions can facilitate change and innovation.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Level 4

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 19 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of Business - Human Resources 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 entry-level positions, including HR Administration, HR Assistant, Labour Relations Assistant, Compensation Clerk, Pension and Benefits Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Recruiter, Training and Development Assistant.
  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Offered as a Weekday Program and as an Online Program
    Program Code: BHR1
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September/January Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Program Code: BHR1
    Campus Code: LCL (LCL - London-Online)
    September Admission
    15 week terms

    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290

    Program Description

    Business - Human Resources is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program. Students learn business basics such as accounting, communications, and computer applications, then focus on HR subjects such as training and development, recruitment, compensation, benefits, employment law and occupational health and safety.  In addition, students have the opportunity to achieve six of the nine Certified Human Resources Professional/Leader (CHRP/CHRL) credits. For more information, refer to www.hrpa.ca
    In their final semester, in class students have the opportunity to participate in a mentorship with an HR professional to experience first-hand the HR workplace environment. Graduates are in demand for HR generalist  jobs as well as in recruiting, compensation and benefits, training and development and health and safety. Graduates who meet admission requirements are eligible for transfer to the Business Administration - Human Resources Advanced Diploma program where they will have the opportunity to achieve the balance of the CHRP/CHRL credits (three additional credits).

    Other Information

    • The Business - Human Resources program shares a common first level with all business diploma programs in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business which allows for program transfer, with no loss of credit, after the first level.
    • Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should select Campus Code LCL (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. 
    • Students entering Level 1 of the program in January are expected to proceed into Level 2 of the program in the summer term.
    • Six courses in the program have been approved as credits towards the CHRP/CHRL (Certified Human Resources Professional Leader) 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 the designation.
    • Graduates may be eligible for admission to the Business Administration - Human Resources Advanced Diploma program or the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management) Degree program. 
    • Graduates may be eligible for admission to the following Graduate Certificate programs in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: Agri-Business Management, Human Resources Management, International Business Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Professional Financial Services, or Project Management. Graduate Certificate programs deliver a specialized professional curriculum in two four-month levels.
    • This program is eligible for consideration of college to college transfer of credits under the Ontario Provincial ONCAT agreement.
    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 Pathways

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