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Human Resources Management Certificate

Program Highlights

This certificate gives you a skillset that includes up-to-date Canadian regulations and policies, working with the different levels of an organization, compensation administration, recruitment, training, labour relations and other key HR components.

Fleming's Certificate and the CHRP™ Designation

All HRM courses have been approved as academic credits by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and thus qualify as credits for the coursework requirement toward your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

Attaining CCHRA recognition requires joining a provincial HR association (such as Ontario's HRPA). In Ontario, as of October 29, 2014, the requirements for the CHRP designation are:

As of Spring 2016, a Job Ready program must also be successfully completed, and as of Summer 2016, an HR law exam must also be successfully completed.

Members with the CHRP designation must maintain their membership in HRPA and must meet the ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) requirement in order to maintain the designation.

Is this You?

Human Resources is the perfect vocation for your interest in teamwork and tactful communication, your problem solving skills and your passion for policies and processes.

Career Prospects

  • HR Assistant/Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Benefits Administration
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Labour Relations
  • Workforce Planning
  • Training & Development
  • Occupational Health & Safety Coordination
  • Advancing from a clerical position into Human Resources
  • Completion of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP™) designation

Recommended skills and pre-requisites

Competent computer skills are recommended whether you take your courses in-class or online.

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus store in-person or online: Peterborough Campus Store or Lindsay Campus Store.


Certificates must be completed within five years. Once you have completed all certificate requirements, please contact us again for your official certification.

Courses in Human Resources Management Certificate

Details and registration below

Mandatory Courses

Human Resources Administration (MGMT007)

This course is designed to provide an overview of key human resources activities and the related legislation affecting today's workplaces. Topics of study include the strategic role of HRM, legal compliance and valuing diversity, designing and analyzing jobs, human resources planning, recruitment, selection, orientation and training, performance appraisal, compensation, employee benefits & services, labour relations, and occupational health & safety. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss legal compliance in the areas of human rights, pay/employment equity, employment standards, labour relations, and health & safety. Applied learning opportunities include case study analyses, identification of Human Rights Code violations in the recruitment process, completion of an environmental scan for the purpose of HR planning, development of a job description/specification, evaluation of employer branding techniques through a review of online job boards, critique of a performance appraisal scenario, web-based research pertaining to functional areas of HR, recommending best practices for employee onboarding and development of a wellness program proposal for an industry specific employer. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Prior to enrollment in this course, it is recommended that learners have attained the learning outcomes of Communications I (COMM201).

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Occupational Health and Safety (MGMT015)

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the broad and dynamic field of occupational health and safety and to develop an awareness of and appreciation for the value of these areas in terms of their contribution to effective cost control and improved productivity. The multiple dimensions of the technical, managerial, legislative, political, and personal aspects of safety are examined in detail. Occupational health cannot be separated from these issues because of the many overlapping requirements and because an employee's well-being must be the first consideration. Applied learning opportunities include applying Occupational Health and Safety legislation in various Industrial Establishments, completion of Ontario's Form 7 in response to a workplace accident, activities requiring students to recognize, assess and provide control recommendations of workplace hazards, developing strategies that focus on the psychological health of employees, review of workplace emergency planning procedures and an introduction to the content of WSIB's Workwell Audit. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: It is recommended that students have attained the learning outcomes of Communications I (COMM 201), Communications II (COMM 202) and Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7) before enrolling in this course.

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Organizational Theory, Structure and Design (BUSN021)

Human resources specialists need a basic understanding of organization theory, both to assess the likely impact of human resources policies and practices, and to understand how the process of human resources management meshes with the broader management function. Organizational theory is concerned with understanding, explaining, and predicting how to best structure an organization to fulfill its goals. Since human resources considerations are an essential element of every structural decision, the subject involves an in-depth study of people from two perspectives: 'micro' - as individuals or small groups, and 'macro' - focusing on the whole organization or major units thereof. Topics of study include individual behaviour and motivation, applied motivation practices, perception and personalities, work attitudes and values, decision making, team processes, power and politics, conflict and negotiation, leadership, organizational change and development, organizational culture, and organizational structure and design. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: Prior to enrolment in this course, it is recommended that participants have attained the learning outcomes of Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7). It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with or following Communications - Report Writing (COMM 6).

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Industrial Relations (MGMT010)

This course involves in-depth study of the processes and practices used to manage human resources effectively in a union environment. Topics of study include the history of the Canadian labour movement, the certification process, legal rights and constraints, conciliation, the grievance process, arbitration, and contract administration. Participants will acquire hands-on skills in collective bargaining through a realistic and challenging simulation exercise. Additional applied learning opportunities include the perusal, collection, and presentation of web-based articles pertaining to labour relations issues in Canada and around the world; an examination of actual collective agreements; case study analyses which provide opportunities to examine the Ontario Labour Relations Act and its impact on employers and unions; and the exploration of the events that occur during contract negotiations, the course of a strike, and the grievance-arbitration process. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: Prior to enrolment in this course, it is recommended that participants have attained the learning outcomes of Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7), Communications I (COMM 201), and Negotiating Skills (ORGB 9).

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Finance and Accounting (ACCT011)

Accounting, the financial information system of an organization, serves to summarize many of the organization's plans and the results of its operations. Many human resources management decisions are important inputs into those plans and results. It is therefore necessary for human resources managers to understand the measurement bases and reporting methodology used in accounting. In addition, they require an understanding of basic accounting principles and techniques, because the management of the human resources function itself has an accounting dimension. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent.

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Compensation Administration (MGMT001)

Become familiar with how the right pay and benefits package can help a company attract and retain competent employees. Gain hands-on skills in program design and become familiar with administrative strategies to meet cost-performance expectations. Examine internal equity (alignment), external equity, employee contributions, the process of administration, employee benefits, government influence and legislative constraints, pay discrimination, compensation of special groups, and the union role in pay administration. Participate in a simulated activity that challenges students to complete a point-factor job evaluation exercise, conduct a salary / benefits survey and formulate a compensation strategy for identified positions. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Recommended Prior Learning: Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7)

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Human Resources Planning (MGMT008)

This course explores the essential elements of a human resources planning process in organizations. Students will analyze, assess, and develop human resources programs that meet the needs of organizational business plans and strategies. Quantitative, as well as qualitative concepts, approaches and techniques are emphasized. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: Prior to enrolment in this course, it is recommended that participants have attained the learning outcomes of Communicating at Work (COMM 148) and Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7).

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Recruitment and Selection (MGMT017)

Find and hire the best candidates for your organization. Gain the skills to handle all key aspects in the recruiting, interviewing, and selection process and their legalities, including initial applicant screening and reference checking. Key legislation pertaining to the staffing function, including employment equity concerns, will be studied in detail. Acquire hands-on abilities through analyzing case studies, developing recruitment campaigns for an actual job and participating in selection interview simulations. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: Communications II (COMM 202) and Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7) are recommended before taking this course.

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Training and Development (MGMT018)

This course is based on the premise that people are the most valuable resource of the organization. One of the mandates of the Human Resources Department is to develop and administer policies, practices and procedures that will provide for the effective training and development of employees to ensure that the organization achieves its goals and objectives and that employees fulfill their maximum career potential. This course will provide participants with skills in the areas of assessing staff training needs, designing and administering staff training and development programs, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of such programs. Students will develop and deliver a training program which applies the principles of The Instructional Systems Design Model of Training and Development. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: Prior to enrolment in this course, it is recommended that participants have attained the learning outcomes of Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7) and Communications - Report Writing (COMM 6).

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

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