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Business – Human Resources Program (B134)

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Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.
Instructions:

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

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PROGRAM
Business – Human Resources
CODE
B134
SCHOOL
School of Human Resources
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
2 years (4 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
2016-2017
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The Business – 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 Business – 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
  • Advise on employee/labour relations

Our program enables you to work towards obtaining the professional designations offered through the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPA). For information about obtaining professional designations in HR, please contact the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario.

B134 - Photo of students


Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes



Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate from the B134 program, you need to complete 27 courses:  23 Mandatory courses, 1 Business Elective and 3 General Education Electives.

Depending on the results of your placement tests, you may be required to take COMM 1003 (English Skills) or CESL 1003 (English Skills-ESL) before progressing to COMM 1007. Similarly, you may be required to take MATH1027 (Business Math with Remediation) before progressing to MATH 1008.  COMM1003/CESL 1003 and MATH 1027 do not count towards the 27 courses required for graduation, and you will be charged for these extra courses. Please speak to the Business Office staff if you need any assistance.

General Education Courses (Semester One, Two, Three, and Four):  You must complete 4 General Education courses (one per semester).  1 mandatory (“Successful Social Relations” - GHUM 1087) and 3 chosen from at least 2 of the following categories: Social Sciences (GSSC), Arts and Humanities (GHUM) or Science and Technology (GSCI).

You are required to make up any failed or dropped courses before you are eligible to graduate.  You can make up these courses during the day, and some are offered in the evening through Continuing Education.  Please check with the Business Office staff to ensure that the continuing education courses are equivalent to what is taught in the full-time program.  Note that some courses may not be offered in every semester. Our staff can assist you in any special timetable requirements you may have.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2016-2017pdf file

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts I NONE
COMM 1007 College English NONE
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications NONE
HRM 1029 Principles of Human Resource Management I NONE
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I NONE
MATH 1008 Math for Business  & Management I NONE
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT1036 Principles of Accounting NONE
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
COMM 1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
HRM 2004 Human Resources Info Systems HRM 1029
HRM 1030 Principles Of Human Resource Management II HRM 1029
MATH 1095 Math for Business & Management II MATH 1008
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1034 Introduction to Economics NONE
HRM 2002 Training & Development HRM 1030
HRM 2003 Recruitment and Selection HRM 1030
LAW 1006 Employment and Human Rights Law HRM 1030
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour NONE
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1029
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1029
HSAF 1001 Workplace Health & Safety HRM 1030
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective
Select Field Education Course or Business Elective

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

Note: Our applicable HR courses have been approved by The Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPA) and students may choose to pursue an HRPA designation offered by them.

To see the list of General Education Electives click here.

Detailed course outlines



Electives 

Business Electives

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
BUS 1044 Business Law None
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business I COMP 1010
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
CMMK 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034
HRM 2005 Human Resources Planning HRM 1030
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills MARK 1020
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
ECON 1031 Microeconomics None
BUS 1067 Field Education By Application Only
HRM 2023 Labour Relations HRM 1030
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics  None


Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates will be trained to assume entry-level positions in human resource departments. Potential positions may include:

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Customer Service Representative


Future Study Options 

There are many pathways into the Business - Human Resources Diploma B134 program including high school, work, and other college or university programs. After graduating from the program, students can go to work, or they can further their education through the Business Administration – Human Resources Advanced Diploma, a professional credential or designation, or a college or university degree.

This program has a pathway to the Business Administration – Human Resources B144/B154 three-year advanced diploma program.

For information on future study options, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,597.00 *

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 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 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)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program.

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

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



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Contact Us

Contact Us  

Centre for Business

For general inquiries about eligibility, scheduling, and applying to the program, please contact the Centre for Business.

Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

For program information, please contact the program co-ordinator.

Julie Bulmash & Angie Gorassi
Email: jbulmash@georgebrown.ca & agorassi@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 6715 & 3633



Visit Our Campus  

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options. Meet your friendly professors and staff. Experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

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.