Human Resources Management certificate

Credential Certificate
Tuition Per Course (part-time)
Duration 1-3 years (part-time)
Intakes Continuous (part-time)
Campus Clearbrook Centre (part-time)
Days & Times Evening & weekend (part-time)

The Human Resources Management program is designed to provide you with a strategic outlook on the practice of human resources. Based on the required professional skills identified for the certified human resources professional designation, experienced professional’s present key HR practices and issues related to today’s workplaces. This program created for individuals currently working in the human resources field or wishing to enter the field. The HR program will be most beneficial to people who want to increase their level of knowledge and skills in order to manage their position more strategically or who wish to advance within the field.

Program Information

UFV’s Human Resources Management certificate program will help prepare you to make the move from highly-skilled administrative assistant to a specialized HR professional, fully versed in the skills needed in the demanding HR profession. You will learn the basics of engaging employees, managing your employees’ performance, hiring employees, leadership skills, and much more. UFV offers small class sizes for individualized attention.

The program is divided into nine core courses and five elective courses as listed below. The full-time program includes all five elective courses, but if you are taking the program part-time, you only need to complete three of the five elective courses. Please note, the nine core courses and the three elective courses bust be completed within three years.

Core Courses

  • Employment Development
  • Employee Rewards: A Total Comprehensive Approach
  • Handling HR Issues
  • Hiring for Performance
  • HR Policies and Procedures: The Basics
  • Increasing Employee Engagement
  • Managing Employee Performance
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Understanding Leadership

Elective Courses

  • BC Employment Law
  • Designing Employee Orientation programs
  • Introduction to Labour Relations
  • Measuring HR’s Impact
  • Workplace Health and Safety

You will receive a grade mark for each course in the program on classroom participation, assignments, study projects, and examination results. Letter grades are awarded; students, if they choose, can order and pay for official transcripts upon completion of the entire program.

Who knows more about Human Resources Management duties than those who are currently working in the industry? Not only do our instructors have high academic qualifications, but they are also current, successful practitioners of the ideas they will be sharing with you. They are committed instructors who are passionate about communicating their knowledge and cultivating enthusiasm in their students.



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Current Course Offerings

Designing Employee Orientation Programs
Effective “on-boarding” is an investment in employee retention, morale, and productivity. However, all too often employees receive a poor orientation or no orientation at all. This module will provide an outline for a professional and formalized orientation program that will set the stage for effective and focused employee performance. Learn proven techniques and current research for designing and implementing an orientation program that engages new employees early in the employment relationship.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80288 BISC HRM13 A5A) Barbara Adams, 1 session, Sat 9 am–2:30 pm, $92.
Starts Oct 25

Managing Employee Performance
This course will provide you with the key elements for designing and implementing an effective performance management process within your organization. The content will include the evaluation of your current performance review process, the identification of required changes for more effective employee performance measurement and performance feedback, the design of a performance appraisal form that can be immediately applied within your organization, advice on handling performance issues, and the foundational elements for conducting annual performance reviews.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80290 BISC HRM04 A5A) Barbara Adams, 5 sessions, Mon & Thu 6:30–9:30pm $235.
Starts Nov 3

Workplace Health and Safety
Employers have legal responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of workers and to provide their workers with the information, instruction, and training necessary to fulfill these responsibilities. This module will review the responsibilities of employers and examine legal accountability arising from the Workers’ Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. You will learn the role of human resources in supporting health and safety activities and strategies for improving workplace safety thereby reducing the company’s potential legal liabilities.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(80292 BISC HRM12 A5A) Barbara Adams, 1 session, Sat 9 am–2:30 pm, $92.
Starts Nov 15

updated Oct 10, 2014

UFV Continuing Education Brochure Fall 2014

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