Human Resources Management Diploma

Brief Program Description

The Human Resources Management Diploma will provide students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of human resources management topics to become effective supervisors, managers or Human Resource professional.The Human Resources Management Diploma program explores how human resources (HR) professionals deal with the management of an organization’s workforce: from the most junior member of staff to the chief executive.The focus of the Human Resources Management Diploma program is on HR skills that build effective relationships at all levels of the organization. During the program, students will explore several important topics, including human resources development, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, cultural diversity, labor relations and occupational health and safety.

Career Occupation*
(if applicable)

  • Labor Relations Specialists
  • Recruiting Specialists
  • Administrative Service Specialists
  • Compensation & Benefits Specialists
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Training & Development Specialists
  • Job Analysis Specialists.

Admission Requirements

  • Provide the College with a transcript and a current resume evidencing the student has graduated from Grade 12 (or equivalent)

    OR

    Provide the College with a current resume evidencing the student has a minimum of five years’ work experience.
  • Must complete an Admissions Interview.

    For International students or students whose first language is not English, in addition to the admission requirements listed above, the student must also meet one or more of the following language proficiency requirements:
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of CBT 213 OR iBT 78;
    • or
    • Provide evidence the student has completed an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0
    • OR
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General Test with a minimum score of 7.0
    • OR
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with a minimum score of 780
    • OR
    • Provide evidence the student has successfully completed grade 12 or post-secondary education in an English instructional school system.

      In addition, all International students are required to obtain a valid study visa to complete the Program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Work in a variety of human resource positions and be able to assume greater levels of responsibility as they grow in their human resource capability.
  • Understand and comply with the employer's legislative and legal obligations including workplace health and safety regulation, the Worker's Compensation Act, payroll compliance legislation, and employment standards.
  • Conduct organizational needs assessments, analyze and modify organizational staff development plans and develop effective recruitment strategies to attract talent that satisfies the organizational objectives.
  • Foster a work environment that promotes productivity and employee satisfaction.
  • Evaluate performance and communicate performance issues in a manner that encourages responsible and corrective action and manage disciplinary action proactively and thoroughly.
  • Understand the elements of a total compensation package that align with an organizational recruitment and retention strategy, develop compensation policies and procedures, procure benefits, and analyze employee and organizational pension requirements.
  • Evaluate core processes in human resources practices associated with strategic planning, acquisition and development, utilization of human resources, establishment and improvement of labour and employee relations, and compensation and administration issues.
  • Promote the best human resources practices in an organization.
  • Contribute to the monitoring of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Analyze diverse forms of adaptation to a changing environment and implement change in a logical and planned way.
  • Define implementation strategies for job redesign and work re-organization.
  • Encourage an approach to the practice of human resource management that is proactive and thoughtful rather than reactive.

Other Details

Completion Requirements*

In order to successfully graduate, students are required to:

  • Complete each course/module in the program with a 70% or higher marks;
  • Have paid all dues (money owed) in full to the College;
Program Duration

560 hours.

Homework Hours

4-6 hours per course.

Delivery Method(s)

Indicate how the program is delivered

  • In-class instruction
  • Distance education
  • Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Required course materials

  • EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR BUSINESS AND HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONALS: ALBERTA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA. Kelly Williams-Whitt, Michael Begg, Terence Harris, Kathryn J. Filsinger. COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published.
  • Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services, 6th Edition, Jerry V. Diller, ISBN-10: 1337563382, ISBN-13: 9781337563383, COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published.
  • Strategic Human Resource Management, 4th Edition, Jeffrey A. Mello, ISBN-10: 1285426797, ISBN-13: 9781285426792, COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published.
  • Human Resource Selection, 7th Edition, Robert Gatewood, Hubert S. Field, Murray Barrick, ISBN-10: 0538469943, ISBN-13: 9780538469944, COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published.
  • Human Resource Development, 6th Edition, Jon M. Werner, Randy L. DeSimone, ISBN-10: 0538480998, ISBN-13: 9780538480994, COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published.
  • International Human Resource Management, 7th Edition, Peter Dowling, Marion Festing PhD, Allen D. Engle, Sr. D.B.A, ISBN-10: 147371902X, ISBN-13: 9781473719026, COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published.
  • Essentials of Managing Human Resources, 5th Edition, Eileen B. Stewart, Monica Belcourt, Catherine Fitzgerald, George Bohlander, Scott Snell, ISBN-10: 0176506926, ISBN-13: 9780176506926, COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published.

Program Organization*

Title of Course/Work Experience Component* # of Hours*
HRM101 Introduction to Human Resources 80
HRM102 Cultural Diversity 80
HRM103 Strategic Human Resource Management 80
HRM104 Recruitment and Selection 80
HRM105 Human Resource Development 80
HRM106 International Human Resource Management 80
HRM107 Employment Law 80
Total Program Hours 560

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