FAST-TRACK TO A GREAT CAREER IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Organizations today require an engaged, motivated workforce who understands how to effectively support organizational goals while enhancing their own skills and knowledge. Becoming a valued advisor to the business is an HR imperative, but understanding how to effectively demonstrate these key behaviours is of upmost importance.
George Brown’s Human Resources Management graduate certificate program is comprehensive and covers the key HR functions in this exciting field. Taught by seasoned HR professionals with industry experience, the program blends business-related theory and practical application to highlight how HR functions as a strategy partner in business. Students explore the role of the HR department and the key accountability requirements to demonstrate a high level of professionalism in a work-related setting.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Understand how employment legislation impacts human resources.
- Design human resources policies and programs.
- Facilitate employee training and development.
- Ensure health and safety in the workplace.
- Recruit and select employees.
- Promote diversity.
- Manage performance.
- Recommend strategic change initiatives.
- Develop a total rewards system.
- Manage employee/labour relations.
- Create a comprehensive human resources plan.
PURSUE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION
For those students who wish to pursue the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP), all applicable courses in the B408 program are HRPA-approved. The courses prepare students to write the National Knowledge Exam offered by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Refer to hrpa.ca for requirements and additional information on this designation.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IS DIFFERENT AT GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE
- Fast – be job-ready in as little as 12 months!
- Practical, real-life learning experiences
- Faculty with significant business-related HR experience
- Up-to-date curriculum
- Industry speakers and events
- Co-op or internship work experience
- Future study options
Part Time Study Options George Brown Continuing Education offers courses and a part-time certificate program in Human Resources Management, as well as courses designed to prepare students for the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) exams. You can view these courses at coned.georgebrown.ca.
Field Education Required
Your Field Study Options
Work Experience (Co-op or Internship Work Term)
This program requires the successful completion of a one-semester work experience term to graduate. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential paid and unpaid work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.
For more detailed Field Education information, visit georgebrown.ca/CfB/learning_environment/
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:
- Vocational standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
- Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and
- General education requirement (the requirement for general education in postsecondary programs of instruction).
The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.
View standards and outcomes by program.
Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website