“This human resources program teaches you how to be a manager rather than just an employee of human resources,” says Andrea, a student of the Human Resources college program at Centennial College. “It’s teaches you how to lead people, how to deal with difficult situations, how to answer questions from people who may work for you. I chose Centennial because it’s the only college that actually offers a payroll course.”
Andrea has highlighted one of the most important aspects of the two-semester Centennial College Human Resources Management program. It focuses on teaching students how to be leaders so that they may be comfortable in a managerial position upon graduation. This is achieved by emphasizing the human resources management areas of: compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety and wellness benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration and training.
As it is a post-graduate program, those applying to Human Resources must submit an official transcript demonstrating proof of successful completion of a post-secondary advanced diploma or degree program, open to all disciplines. Applicants presenting a combination of partial post-secondary education and relevant work experience will be considered. In addition, an interview, transcript and résumé review may be required. Please note that English proficiency will be considered in the admission process. Applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency in order to be considered for admission. Applicants whose first language is not English, and who have studied in an English language school system, for less than three full years may meet English proficiency requirements by providing satisfactory results in an English Language Proficiency test.
This Human Resources college program uses case studies, simulations, project-based learning and places an emphasis on developing project management, teamwork, report writing and presentation skills. In addition, there is a strong focus on HR trends such as managing diversity, alternative dispute resolution, computerized human resources systems, pensions and benefits. Lastly, experienced professors teach students computer and Internet technology for performing HR functions as well as HRMS training using a SAP. Specific courses featured within the program include: Human Resources Management in Canada, Contemporary Organizational Behaviour, Management Accounting for Human Resources, Staffing Organizations, Strategic Compensation, Labour and Employment Law, Employee Health and Safety, Training and Development, Industrial Relations, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Pensions and Benefits, Human Resources Strategy and Advanced HRMS.
If you attend this Human Resources college program your eligibility to earn the CHRP designation granted by the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPAO) increases marketability. In addition, graduates can apply their credits towards a Master’s degree with the University of Western Sydney. Lastly, upon graduation, Centennial College students obtain positions such as: HR Administrator, HR Generalist, HR Recruiter, Compensation Analyst, Trainer, Pensions and Benefits Administrator, and Occupational Health and Safety Officer.