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Business - Human Resources

Do you have a passion for people, business development and workplace culture? Gain the skills and work experience necessary to launch your career in Human Resources with a diploma from Fleming College, and graduate job-ready with all nine required courses to pursue your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, which is governed by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

BHC

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Wendy Thompson

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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January 06, 2025

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

BHC

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Wendy Thompson

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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The first of its kind in Canada, our 2 year Human Resource Diploma program leads with a focus on applied, real-world experience, entrepreneurial thinking, and strong communication skills, which means you'll graduate job-ready. Explore your passion, and the roles and responsibilities of HR through a full-semester work placement, working in a fully functioning HR department, mentored by an HR Professional. Find out from our grads how their work placements and studies have led to employment across a range of industries and organizations.

Full Semester Placement:

In your final semester you will be placed in a fully functioning HR Department with a Public, Private or Not-for-Profit sector employer, immersing yourself in the day-to-day activities, 3 days per week, mentored by an HR Professional.

Pursue Your CHRP Designation:

The nine courses required for the CHRP, Certified Human Resources Professional, designation, approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association are included in your studies. Students who opt to pursue the designation are well prepared to write the Knowledge and Law challenge exams.

2 + 2 Agreement with Trent University:

Upon completion of the two-year Diploma, students maintaining a 75% grade average can direct enter into the third year of the Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Business Administration with a Specialization in Human Resources Degree Programs at Trent University. With four years of study, students earn six years of credentialing with Fleming’s two-year Human Resources Diploma and Trent’s four-year Business Administration Degree.

And more:

Find out why this IS the right program for you by watching our recorded Instagram Live and Open House Recording with Human Resources Program Coordinator, Joanne Tully.

  • Faculty teaching the core HR courses have extensive HR experience. Many hold the HRPA's Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation
  • Hands-on, industry-specific simulations that equip students with real world HR experiences including:
    • Access to HR Live’s HRIS, courtesy of our industry partner Savino Human Resources Partners , preparing you for the digital aspect of Human Resources
    • Participation in the recruitment process: reviewing resumes, conducting employment interviews and making a job offer
    • Developing and delivering a training program for a corporate environment
    • Managing a workplace injury and return to work claim
    • Completing job analysis & formulating job descriptions
    • Collective bargaining negotiations
    • Creating a compensation plan including preparing a job evaluation system and determining pay rates

In their second year, students are encouraged to join the association, which leads to networking opportunities with HR Professionals and the ability to be mentored by an experienced HR Professional who has extensive experience in the field. Our well-established partnership with the Peterborough Chapter of the HRPA offers student centered events periodically throughout the year.

  • A passion for people
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Communication skills: verbal, written and presentation
  • Ability to work in teams, assume leadership roles when required
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Your own personal laptop in and outside of the classroom. See technology requirements below for specifications.

ACBSP Member

Member of ACBSP, a leading specialized global accreditor of business education recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and uniquely focused on teaching excellence and student outcomes.

AACSB International

Member of AACSB International, a global non-profit association that connects educators, students, and business to create the next generation of great leaders.

Approximately $1,000 per year for books and supplies.

  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and retention of employees.
  • Participate in performance management processes.
  • Participate in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.
  • Contribute to an organization's success through effective employee relations.
  • Assist with the administration and communication of the organization's total compensation plan.
  • Participate in organizational health and safety policies and practices.
  • Apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
  • Implement organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  • Communicate human resources information accurately and credibly in oral, written, and graphic form.
  • Plan and act on personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
  • Identify the human resources component of a business plan.
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of human resources data.

Students applying to Business - Human Resources must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English and Gr 11 C Math

Recommended (but not required for admission)

  • Gr 12 C Math

Other program requirements:

  • Students are encouraged to join the Peterborough Chapter of the HRPA. This experience provides valuable networking opportunities for mentorships and future employment.

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

Some required software applications are not available for MAC OS or Chromebook.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Business Technology Management
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Finance
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Indigenous Business
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (General)
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Management (General)
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Labour Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Business (3Yr)
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • The program is offered face-to-face (Nathan campus or Gold Coast campus) or online.
Transfer Credit
  • 120 credit points out of a 240 credit point degree Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Griffith University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Griffith University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Business (Ordinary) in Management
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • A Bachelor of Business (Ordinary) in Management graduate may progress to Year Four (4) of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management program.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 3-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Visit the Munster Technological University-Kerry website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Innovation and Sustainability
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Business (Ordinary) in Human Resource Management
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Bachelor of Business (Ordinary) in Human Resource Management graduate is eligible to achieve a Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Human Resource Management through one additional academic study year.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 3-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Visit the South East Technological University-Carlow website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Business in Enterprise and Innovation
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Technological University of the Shannon: Midwest's international website.

For more information

Visit the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Business Administration
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Business Administration, Specialization in Human Resource Management
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Program Code: GBE

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Sutherland Campus

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Program Code: BAC

Ontario College Diploma

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, January 2025

Program Code: HRW, HTR

Ontario College Diploma

Sutherland Campus

January 2025, September 2024

Joanne Tully BA, CHRL

Joanne Tully BA, CHRL

Professor: Business - Human Resources

Meet Joanne, a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with over a decade of experience in leading Human Resources functions, including recruitment, training, performance management, health and safety, and employee relations in both unionized and non-unionized environments. Joanne has worked with top Canadian and American hotel chains, such as Marriott, Holiday Inn, and Renaissance, and holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Toronto Metropolitan University.

In 2010, she joined Fleming College as faculty in the School of Business, coordinating the Human Resources Program and spearheading major changes to the program, including a full-semester placement in the final semester of the HR Diploma Program. Joanne's unwavering commitment to students and her passion for HR also extends to her volunteer work with the Student Liaison Committee of the Human Resources Professional Association, Peterborough Chapter, and the Workforce Development Board serving Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton. Joanne's extensive knowledge and dedication make her an invaluable asset in ensuring student success.

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