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Business - Human Resources (Two-Year Diploma)

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Code:
HRM

Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Human resources (HR) professionals work in partnership with business managers to take care of the company's largest asset – its employees. To help a business run, HR staff provide advice to department supervisors on a range of employee relations issues; design and deliver a range of programs and services focused on individual and team needs; and create company policies that support and promote a workplace culture based on fairness, equity and personal growth. You will acquire skills in the effective use of industry-standard software and learn from professors who are connected to industry. As a student, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with industry professionals and to participate in hands-on learning opportunities such as case competitions.

As a successful graduate of this program you will qualify for approved credits towards the academic component of the Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP) designation granted by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO). Students who receive an average grade of 70% in these courses and maintain a minimum grade of 65% in each course meet a portion of the coursework requirements to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exams – a significant step towards becoming a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).

Please visit www.hrpa.ca for full details.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U) OR
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
  • Equivalent secondary school diploma from another province or territory in Canada (Please note: A recognized equivalent to an OSSD may be accepted if you meet the levels, subjects and overall averages required for admission to the college. Generally the requirement is successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma except in Quebec where the equivalent is Secondary V) or
  • Equivalent secondary school diploma from outside of Canada. Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have their documents evaluated by a credential assessment service (ICAS) and submit proof of educational qualifications in order to determine if their level of achievement is equivalent to an OSSD. To obtain a Credential Assessment Report visit either ICAS (1.800.321.6021) or WES (1.866.343.0070)
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Admission Students are required to complete and submit this form to indicate that the program's admission requirements have been met.

Click to access the Program Admission Form

This form must be submitted prior to registering for your first course.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

General Education Electives: This program requires the completion of General Education Elective (GNED) courses in addition to core program courses.

Click to access General Education Elective Course Options

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs may have restrictions on the specific GNED courses that students are able to take to fulfill their program requirements. For Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning students, these restrictions are identified on the link above. For those in full-time, day school programs, please consult your academic school for confirmation of any GNED restrictions for your program before registering.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and retention of employees
  • Participate in performance management processes
  • Participate in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs
  • Contribute to an organization's success through effective employee relations
  • Assist with the administration and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan
  • Participate in organizational health and safety policies and practices
  • Apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function
  • Implement organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness
  • Communicate human resources information accurately and credibly in oral, written, and graphic form
  • Plan and act on personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice
  • Identify the human resources component of a business plan
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of human resources data

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Compensation and benefits coordinator
  • Coordinator of volunteer resources
  • Executive search associate
  • Human resources assistant
  • Occupational health and safety associate
  • Recruiter and staffing coordinator
  • Training coordinator
  • Community health agencies
  • Educational institutions
  • Employment agencies
  • Municipal or provincial government offices
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Telecommunications companies

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location
ACCT 1280Accounting IMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 1280Accounting IOnline
ACCT 1250Accounting IOshawa
TEAC 1980Adult LearningOnline
TEAC 1980Adult LearningMonthly Intake Online
GNED 1181AnthropologyOnline
COMP 1289Business Computer Applications IOnline
COMP 1289Business Computer Applications IMonthly Intake Online
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIMonthly Intake Online
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIOnline
LAW 2280Business LawOnline
LAW 2280Business LawMonthly Intake Online
MGMT 1288Business Management IntroductionOnline
MATH 1282Business MathDistance Education
POL 1080Canadian PoliticsOnline
WRIT 1981Children's Literature IntroductionOnline
WRIT 1981Children's Literature IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
COMM 2284Communications for Business IOnline
COMM 2284Communications for Business IMonthly Intake Online
COMM 3282Communications for Business IIOnline
GNED 1489Complementary Therapies IntroductionOnline
COMP 3282Computer Applications for Human ResourcesOnline
PSYC 1080Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic MindsMonthly Intake Online
PSYC 1080Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic MindsOnline
ENG 1080Critical ThinkingMonthly Intake Online
ENG 1080Critical ThinkingOnline
GNED 1483Domestic and Workplace ViolenceOnline
ECON 1280Economics I (Macroeconomics)Online
ECON 1280Economics I (Macroeconomics)Monthly Intake Online
LAW 1284Employment LawOnline
ENVI 1080Environmental CitizenshipOnline
ENVI 1080Environmental CitizenshipMonthly Intake Online
ETHC 1384Ethics and the Justice SystemOnline
HIST 1387History of ArtOnline
GNED 1486Human Behaviour in the WorkplaceOnline
HRM 1283Human Resources Management PrinciplesOnline
HRM 1283Human Resources Management PrinciplesMonthly Intake Online
HRS 2280Introduction to Human Resource Information SystemsOnline
ENG 1384LiteratureOnline
MKTG 1280Marketing IOnline
MKTG 1280Marketing IMonthly Intake Online
HLTH 3280Occupational Health and SafetyOnline
HLTH 3280Occupational Health and SafetyMonthly Intake Online
OPER 1280Operations Management IOnline
OPER 1280Operations Management IMonthly Intake Online
HRM 3281Organizational Behaviour For H.R. ProfessionalsOnline
HRM 3281Organizational Behaviour For H.R. ProfessionalsMonthly Intake Online
PSYC 1083Personality PsychologyOnline
PFP 8105Political ScienceOnline
PFP 8215Politics and Public AdministrationOnline
GNED 1492Popular Culture and the MediaOnline
PSYC 1051Psychology IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
PSYC 1051Psychology IntroductionOnline
HRM 2284Recruitment & SelectionMonthly Intake Online
HRM 2284Recruitment & SelectionOnline
GNED 1481Social Media and SocietyOnline
SOCI 1051Sociology IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
SOCI 1051Sociology IntroductionOnline
STAT 2280StatisticsOnline
SCMT 1280Supply Chain ManagementDistance Education
GNED 1491The Game of Soccer and its Impact on SocietyOnline
HRM 4280Training & DevelopmentOnline
HRM 4280Training & DevelopmentMonthly Intake Online
GNED 1281Western: A Study in the Film GenreOnline
RELG 1980World Religions: Western and Eastern TraditionsOnline