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

Designing Employee Orientation
Effective onboarding is an investment in employee retention, morale and productivity. However, all too often employees receive a poor orientation or no orientation at all. Examine proven techniques and current research to help engage new employees, and learn how to design a professional orientation program that will set the stage for effective and focused employee performance.

(80144 BISC HRM13 F5A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm, $98
Nov 21

Employee Development & Training
Effective organizations require knowledgeable and skilled employees. Not only do high performing employees possess the competencies to fulfill their duties, but also they often show potential for career advancement. Examine current learning approaches and talent management strategies to develop your employees. This course gives you an introduction to corporate and individual training needs assessment, onboarding and orientation approaches, succession planning, and training program design.
Get a head start on designing a corporate training plan, using the format provided.

(80192 BISC HRM05 F5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $235
Starts Nov 16

HR Policies and Procedures
A policy is a formal statement of a principle or rule that members of an organization must follow. A procedure tells members of an organization how to carry out or implement a policy. Learn how to develop essential human resources guidelines. Find out why you do it and how to create policies and procedures that are useful, practical, and easy to understand. Discuss best practices to communicate policies to employees.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(80145 BISC HRM06 A5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $235
Starts Sep 28

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
(80191 BISC HRM01 A5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $235
Starts Oct 19

Workplace Health & Safety
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their workers and to provide them with the information, instruction, and training they need to stay safe and healthy. Review the responsibilities of employers and examine legal accountability arising from the Workers' Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. Find out how human resources can support health and safety activities. Learn strategies for improving workplace safety and reduce your company's potential legal liabilities.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(80148 BISC HRM12 A5A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm, $98
Nov 14

updated Sept 21, 2015


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