Human Resources Management Studies

College-Approved Certificate (12 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 6015X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017

This program is listed under the following fields of study:

This program is available starting every month.

Other Delivery Options

Part-time On Campus

Our Program

This College Certificate in Human Resources Management Studies provides students with the essential knowledge and skills to work in human resources departments. Throughout the courses, students work in teams to build human resources projects and simulate interviews and negotiations in human resources planning, recruitment and selection, compensation design and administration, training and development, industrial relations, employee relations, health and safety and employment law.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within six years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
  • Thrive in team-based environments.
  • Are interested in how people drive performance in organizations.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have strong organizational skills.

Your Career

Graduates from this program may be successful finding entry-level positions in the areas of human resources, recruitment, training and compensation analysis.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).


There are nine Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) approved courses within this certificate. These are:

Note: These nine courses fulfill the CHRP coursework requirements only. Please visit the HRPA website at for complete CHRP requirements.

  • MGT2359 Laws of the Workplace has replaced LAW2380 Laws of the Workplace.
  • Total elective hours must be a minimum of 90 hours.
CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Coordinator Katie Curran at or 613-727-4723 ext. 6527.


Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
HoursCourse NameFallWinter
MGT235960.0Laws of the WorkplaceOnline Learning On CampusOnline Learning
MGT238145.0Human Resources ManagementOnline Learning Blank Icon Online Learning On Campus
MGT238260.0Organizational BehaviourOnline Learning Blank Icon Online Learning On Campus
MGT238860.0Compensation ManagementOnline Learning Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT239360.0Recruitment and SelectionOnline Learning Blank Icon Online Learning On Campus
MGT239660.0Occupational Health and SafetyOnline Learning Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT239745.0Employee RelationsOnline Learning Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT238460.0Training and DevelopmentOnline Learning Blank Icon Online Learning On Campus
MGT238060.0Industrial RelationsOnline Learning Blank Icon Online Learning On Campus
MGT239160.0Human Resources PlanningOnline Learning Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT239460.0Human Resources Research and Information SystemsBlank Icon Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT516845.0Benefits AdministrationBlank Icon Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon


MGT2359 Laws of the Workplace

Students prepare to assume human resources and management roles within a workplace environment increasingly impacted by laws. Students have an appreciation for how laws must be understood and applied in the workplace, by both employers and employees, to ensure the efficient and fair operation of the workplace. Emphasis is placed on the legal issues that arise with respect to employee recruitment and selection, compensation, scheduling, training, performance evaluation and termination. Other important topics reviewed include privacy issues in the workplace, human rights, health and safety, the unionized workplace, legal risk management programs for the workplace, employment equity, and particular terms and conditions in employment contracts.

Pre-requisites: LAW1702 AND MGT2381

MGT2381 Human Resources Management

Human capital is a critical organizational resource contributing to organizational agility, goal attainment and ultimate viability through progressive human resources management. Students are introduced to human resources management specializations, including the role of human resources within organizational and strategic contexts, human resources planning, employee recruitment and selection, training and development, performance assessment, compensation and benefits, employee relations and labour relations. Furthermore, students are introduced to occupational health and safety, international human resources and relevant legislative framework.

MGT2382 Organizational Behaviour

The nature of human dynamics within an organizational context from the perspective of the human resources practitioner is explored. Areas of study include stress management, human communications, learning and motivation, ethics, creativity, leadership, decision making, power and conflict, team dynamics, organizational culture and change management.

Pre-requisites: MGT2381

MGT2388 Compensation Management

Students develop expertise in essential elements of employee total rewards including compensation design, implementation, management and evaluation within a competitive and changing environment. Both theoretical and practical strategies to compensation design and management within an organizational framework are explored. Specifically, the external and internal environments of an organization, job evaluation, pay structures, benefits programs, and changing employment conditions and trends are examined.

Pre-requisites: MGT2381

MGT2393 Recruitment and Selection

Employee recruitment and selection must align with organizational goals and objectives. Students explore job analysis, attracting and recruiting candidates, and the selection process, including screening, interviewing, testing and decision-making methodologies.

Pre-requisites: MGT2381

MGT2396 Occupational Health and Safety

The multiple dimensions of technical, legislative, and political issues surrounding workplace health and safety are explored. Students examine the duties and obligations as prescribed under the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario. Students also study the roles the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Workplace Health and Safety Agency play in the promoting and management of health and safety in Canada and Ontario. Furthermore, regulatory compliance, accident and injury prevention, accident investigation, controlling liabilities, risk assessment, chemical and biological agents, worker education programs, and ethical and moral obligations that affect the wellbeing of employees are discussed.

Pre-requisites: MGT2381

MGT2397 Employee Relations

The essential components of employee relations, including the significance of employee relations, the alignment of employee relations and performance management with organizational goals and objectives, the tactical process of planning for and administering employee performance, the critical link among job design, rewards, and employee performance, individual and team performance evaluations, training and its impact on employee performance, employee counselling, employee discipline and termination are examined. This course fosters the authentic application of current theories and concepts to the knowledge economy organization and employees.

MGT2384 Training and Development

The human resources specialization of training and development within an organizational framework is examined. Organizations must remain competitive and agile, and to do so requires high-performance employees. One means to accomplish this goal is via employee training and development. Training versus development, needs analysis, learning styles, training design and delivery, and the measurement and evaluation of training initiatives are all explored. Management development, employee onboarding and the challenges and best practices within training and development are also examined.

Pre-requisites: MGT2381

MGT2380 Industrial Relations

Students learn the theory and practice of industrial relations in Canada. They examine the environmental influences that interact in union-management relations, appreciate the complex combination of power, reason, communications, politics, and attitudes that pervade the industrial relations processes, as well as explore significant bargaining issues and their economic implications. Essential elements of the collective bargaining process including preparation for negotiations; strategies at the bargaining table; principles of negotiation; bargaining in bad faith; understanding, interpreting and administering the collective agreement; grievances and the arbitration process are explored.

Pre-requisites: MGT2381

MGT2391 Human Resources Planning

Strategic initiatives within human resources planning in an organizational framework are examined. The effect and analysis of the external and internal environments impacting human resources supply and demand, international human resources management and HRM program evaluation are also explored. Furthermore, downsizing, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and succession planning are explored from an HRM context.

Pre-requisites: MGT2359 AND MGT2380 AND MGT2382 AND MGT2384 AND MGT2388 AND MGT2393 AND MGT2396

MGT2394 Human Resources Research and Information Systems

Applied research concepts, models and methodologies relevant to human resources, including qualitative and quantitative research methods to aid in human resources decision-making are examined. Human resources information systems from both the conceptual and practical perspectives are also explored.

Pre-requisites: MGT2381

MGT5168 Benefits Administration

Benefits and their administration in business are examined, including such topics as the Canada Pension Plan, Workers' Compensation, government health plans and pension programs. Life, accident and health insurance, other than that, which is provided by the government, are studied. Contractual benefits, such as rest periods, vacation and sick leave and volunteer benefits, such as social, recreational, and cultural activities and counselling are also covered. Additional topics include costing, program design, E.A.P.'s and special programs, such as retirement planning and fitness projects.