Human Resources - 825
|Program Length||~ 16 - 36 months (click for annual course schedule)|
|Cost||~$500 per course + textbooks|
|Intakes||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|Application Process||Students can register without applying|
Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge and the skills required to become a successful practitioner of Human Resources Management in the areas of recruitment, training, performance management, compensation, health and safety, and labour relations.
All courses are approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
All courses are offered online each term (Fall, Winter, and Spring) with multiple monthly intakes within those terms as well as accelerated course deliveries to provide flexibility. Refer to the OntarioLearn Courses page for upcoming start dates. Register early as courses often fill up quickly.
Human Resources National Certification Process
The nine courses in the Mohawk College Human Resources Certificate program are the required courses outlined by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP).
To receive the CHRP designation students must:
1. Be a member of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario
2. Complete the nine required courses (minimum average of 70% with no courses grade below 65%)
3. Pass the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE) formerly the NKE.
For detailed information, please refer to the HRPA website (opens new window) or call 1-800-387-1311.
Effective October 2014 a University degree is no longer required for the CHRP designation.
Please be aware each course expires 10 years after completion.
Continuing Education at Mohawk
Students can take just one or as many courses in the Program of Studies as they would like. If students complete all required courses from the Program of Studies, they can apply for the certificate. Visit Continuing Education for further information on our programs. For information on credentials and how they differ from one another visit Continuing Education Credentials. In this program, all courses are online, and each course requires about 5-10 hours per week of commitment. Two of the courses are offered in the accelerated format (BUSNPIR22 and HRESPIR20) but they are also offered in the regular format. Accelerated courses offer the same content, just at a faster pace, so the workload is heavier.
Students have free access to Microsoft Office 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013) Lynda, and many other technological resources described below. For more information on online learning, and specifically Ontario Learn which is the platform for these courses in this program, click here.
With Continuing Education, each course is priced individually and students only pay for the course(s) they choose to register for. For financial assistance related inquiries please click here or contact 1-844-767-6871. Keep in mind, course prices do not include textbook fees. Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks
Click here to view information on peer tutoring available.
Our Accessible Learning Services Counsellors, Accessibility Support Officers, and Learning Skills Advisor/Adaptive Technologist work with students with disabilities to develop a personalized program of services and academic accommodations. For more information, click here.
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Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Below are some possible Career Opportunities upon completing the Human Resources Certificate:
- Human Resources Generalist, Administrative Assistant, or Coordinator
- Human Resources Management Entry-level positions
- Talent Acquisition Specialist
- Training and Development Coordinator
- Compensation and Benefits Administrator
- Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
- Labour Relations Assistant
- Health and Safety Assistant
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Business.
Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.
Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.
This entire Program of Studies has 9 courses and courses are approximately 5-10 hours of work per week. Every course in this program is offered every semester. For more information on our annual course offering schedule, please view this link.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|Register||ACCTPIR23||Finance And Accounting||42.00|
|Register||BUSN10180||Employee Training and Development||56.00|
|Register||BUSNPIR22||Organizational Behaviour and Administration||42.00|
|Register||HRESPIR11||Compensation and Benefits||42.00|
|Register||HRESPIR17||Human Resources Planning and Staffing||42.00|
|Register||HRESPIR20||Recruitment And Selection||42.00|
|Register||LABRPIR08||Introduction To Industrial Relations||42.00|
|Register||MGMT10156||Management in Human Resources||56.00|
|Register||SAFEPIR21||Occupational Health and Safety||42.00|
Randstad reports that “…there are currently over 130,000 human resources professionals in Canada. There was an increase of 3,925 jobs in HR in the past year, indicating healthy growth.”
Comprehensive Knowledge Examination Preparation
We are pleased to offer a new course to help you prepare for the CKE. This accelerated online course provides over 500 sample multiple choice questions including a pre-diagnostic test and two progress tests, a list of recommended resources, and a breakdown of the Required Professional Capabilities upon which the CKE questions are based. Includes weekly, real time CKE style question and answer sessions. This course is not offered every semester - view current catalogue (opens new window) for offerings.