January 16 & 175:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Human Resources (HR) professionals work in partnership with business managers to take care of a company’s largest asset – its employees. To help a business run effectively and achieve its objectives, HR staff provide advice to department supervisors on a range of employee-related issues, design and deliver a host 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. As a student, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with industry professionals and participate in hands-on learning opportunities.
This program is offered in a consecutive format (16 months) from May until the following August. If you begin classes in May, you will complete semester 2 in September, semester 3 in January and semester 4 in May.
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Human resources (HR) professionals serve as strategic partners in today’s business environment. They work closely with management colleagues at all levels of a company on a variety of project-based and proactive initiatives. Many roles are performed by HR professionals including the following:
This program will develop your skills, knowledge and abilities in the following areas:
Students will gain hands-on experience with the full version of eNETEmployer from CanPay Payroll Software. eNETEmployer is used across the country to produce in excess of 10 million pay cheques, EFT and other payments each year.
This two-year diploma program includes courses that qualify towards the academic component of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Additional courses are required to meet the full academic component of this professional certification.
The three-year advanced diploma program includes all nine courses required to meet the academic component of the CHRP designation. Students who receive an average grade of 70 per cent in these courses and maintain a minimum grade of 65 per cent in each course, meet the coursework requirements to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exams – a significant step towards earning CHRP designation. Please visit www.hrpa.ca for full details.
For further information regarding designations granted by the Human Resources Professionals Association, please visit www.hrpa.ca.
For further information regarding the three-year advanced diploma please see the program description for Human Resources – Business Administration.
First-year students enrolled in a diploma program or select graduate certificate program through the Faculty of Business will receive a membership to all eight of Durham Region’s Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade for the duration of their studies, plus an additional year following graduation. As one of the only colleges in Ontario with this offering, DC is proud to provide students access to local businesses at a regional level.
The eight Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade include:
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements. Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
Graduates can apply to return for a third year to complete the Human Resources – Business Administration advanced diploma. Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include:
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.