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Business – Human Resources Program (B134)-2014-2015
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Business – Human Resources Program (B134)

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PROGRAMHuman Resources Program
SCHOOLSchool of Human Resources
LOCATIONSt James Campus
DURATION2 years (4 semesters)
STARTING MONTHSeptember, January
CERTIFICATIONOntario College Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY2014-2015

The Human Resources program at George Brown College will provide students with a practical approach to human resources management that prepares them for a variety of careers within this growing field.

Full Program Descriptions
Description  The Human Resources program at George Brown College will provide students with a practical approach to human resources management that prepares them for a variety of careers within this growing field. They will learn to design human resources policies and programs that adhere to employment legislation; attract, retain and develop a productive workforce; manage employee diversity; ensure health and safety at the workplace; and advise on employee/labour relations.

Course Outline
Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2014-2015 PDF icon  



Business Concepts I


College English


Business Computer Applications I


Principles of Human Resource Management I


Principles of Marketing I


Math for Business & Management I

Select 1 General Education Elective



Principles of Accounting


Project Management


Professional Communication I


Computer Applications for HR Students


Principles of Human Resource Management II


Math for Business & Management II

Select 1 General Education Elective



Employment and Human Rights Law


Training & Development


Recruitment and Selection


Organizational Behaviour

STAT 1012

 Business Statistics

Select 1 Business Elective
Select 1 General Education Elective





Coaching for Effective Performance Management


Career Planning & Development


Workplace Health & Safety


Field Education (Or Business Elective)

Select 1 General Education Elective
To see the list of General Education Electives click here.

Note: Students interested in pursuing a degree program are recommended to take Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomics as a Business Elective.


For those students wishing to pursue an optional Training and Development stream (TDS), George Brown College offers courses that may be applied towards the Certified Training and Development Professional designation (CTDP) offered through the Canadian Society of Training and Development (CSTD). Refer to New Browser Window for additional information on this designation. Business electives in the optional stream:


Training & Development


Training Design & Delivery


Coaching for Effective Performance Management


There is an optional Payroll Practitioner Stream (PPS) for students interested in gaining knowledge and practical experience in the area of Payroll Administration. Upon successful completion of the Payroll Practitioner Stream, students may choose to pursue the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation offered through The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). Business electives in this optional stream:


Payroll Compliance Legislation


Payroll Fundamentals I


Principles of Accounting


Payroll Fundamentals II


Payroll Processing Application

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities
Your Career Graduates will be trained to assume entry level positions in companies in human resource departments. Potential positions may include: human resource assistant, human resource officer and human resources support.

Future Study Options 

This program is closely aligned with our B144 advanced diploma programs. Students in the final semester of this program can apply to Semester 5 of B144 program.


For information on future study options, see


Tuition and Fees
Tuition $3,364.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2013. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2014 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply
Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)


** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions: Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit for more information.

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in these programs.

Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency. 


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Call George Brown College Centre for Business at 416-415-5000, ext. 2160 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or e-mail

For updated information and course descriptions, visit or call 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.