Human Resources Management certificate

Credential Certificate
Tuition Per Course (part-time)
Duration 1-3 years (part-time)
Intakes Continuous 
Campus Clearbrook Centre
UFV Five Corners, Chilliwack
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. Students wishing to complete the Human Resources Management certificate must complete all nine core courses, plus three electives of their choosing. Students can choose to complete the program in one year (Fall start), and may take up to three years to complete all courses.

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

Please note, registration for these courses open Dec 7th.

Increasing Employee Engagement

Learn about human resources best practices for organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. Discover relevant content and tools to help you enhance employee engagement within your organization, departments, and work teams. Examine techniques to lower turnover, increase employee satisfaction, and enhance productivity. 

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

(20163 BISC HRM02 A5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Thu, 6:30–9:30pm, $275. Starts Jan 25

B.C. Employment Law
Get an introduction to the basics of key employment law in B.C., including the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Examine how to interpret this legislation, the impact of employment legislation on workplace practices, and how to handle key employment issues arising as a result.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(20199 BISC HRM11 F5A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3 pm, $105. Feb 13

Hiring for Performance
Examine the components of a systematic and structured recruitment process that you can immediately apply within your organization in order to attract, identify, interview, and select the right candidates for the right positions. Learn and practise planning, behavioural interviewing, and final selection techniques that will enhance your judgment of a candidate’s potential success and enhance your skills in choosing the best employee for the job at hand.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(20198 BISC HRM03 A5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Thu, 6:30–9:30pm, $275. Starts Feb 15

Strategic Human Resources Management
Examine the strategic role of human resources within today’s business environment. Learn what it takes to align human resources with the organization’s business strategy. Create a human resources plan and align human resources functions with this plan. Review key human resources functions within organizations and learn how to position human resources as a strategic and influential partner within your company or business.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(20200 BISC HRM01 A5A) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30pm, $275. Starts Mar 1

Managing Employee Performance
Learn the key elements necessary to design and implement an effective performance management process within your organization. Discover how to evaluate your current performance review process, and identify required changes to increase the effectiveness of your employee performance measurement and feedback. Find out how to handle performance issues, and review the foundational elements needed to conduct constructive annual performance reviews.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park
(20201 BISC HRM04 C5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Starts Apr 4

Measuring HR’s Impact
Measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the human resources (HR) function is one of the best ways to increase HR’s relevance to your company and prove the business impact of proposed HR
initiatives or programs. Get introduced to a common set of HR metrics, including formulas and descriptions. Identify the metrics that fit your organization best. Learn the benefits of comparing your
company’s metrics to external benchmarking data.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park
(40142 BISC HRM14 C5A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3 pm, $105. Jun 4

Handling HR issues
Examine and discuss common situations and issues faced by human resources practitioners. Learn skills you can put to work right away in your workplace. Using real-life case studies at the organizational, departmental, and individual level, learn to analyze a situation, discuss its implications, and receive guidance on reaching a resolution. Bring your own HR questions to the session for guidance and coaching.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(40141 BISC HRM07 A5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Starts Jun 6


updated Dec 6, 2015


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