This program prepares students for careers in the Human Resources Departments in both business and government sectors. Human Resources is a highly dynamic field and graduates are prepared to handle recruiting, payroll and benefits. They can also assist in the areas of labour relations and health and safety concerns. This program also prepares students for general management roles in all sectors of industry. This program will appeal to students who have good interpersonal skills and a solid understanding of business. Students must also be comfortable with the confidentiality needed in the field to conduct themselves in a professional manner.
- Work placement in a human resources department in the third year of the program, allowing 14 weeks (80 hours) in a Human Resources setting.
- Professional preparation for ensuring policies, programs and procedures are in place for a business or company’s personnel and that it is aligned with their overall strategy for success.
- Preparation for Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP) governed by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario.
- Opportunity for qualifying graduates to complete a B. Comm. from Nipissing University on the St. Clair College campus.
Graduates find positions in a number of areas including company recruiting, training and labour relations, payroll, benefits and compensation.
Graduates may receive credits towards:
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Business Administration - Human Resources (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (60223)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Contribute to the planning and implementation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention strategies.
- Administer and facilitate the performance management* program.
- Coordinate and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.
- Implement and support effective employee and labour relations strategies in both non-union and union environments.
- Administer and communicate the organization’s total compensation plan*.
- Collaborate with others, in the implementation and monitoring of organizational health and safety policies and practices.
- Contribute to the identification of information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
- Contribute to organizational development* strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
- Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
- Identify and communicate the human resources component of the organization’s business plan.
- Contribute to the collection, analysis, and utilization of human resources data.
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