Human Resources Management - 113
- Seven-week, full-time work placement provides you with valuable hands on-experience working in a human resources department in municipal governments, hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, manufacturing firms and in the service sector.
What you'll learn
- Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to become a successful human resources management practitioner in the areas of recruitment, training, performance management, compensation, health and safety and labour relations.
1 academic year (period of 10 months)
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
- A university degree or three year College diploma
- Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of the following selection criteria:
- Previous academic achievement
- Demonstrated experience
- Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted at the time of application
- Applicants will be requested to submit a detailed resume and cover letter to illustrate their suitability for a career in Human Resources Management
- Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges
Interested individuals who have applied to Ontario Colleges (opens new window) should submit a resume and covering letter via e-mail to the Admissions Officer, Casandra Saiciuc at casandra.saiciuc [at] mohawkcollege.ca (casandra[dot]saiciuc[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca).
In the subject line of the e-mail, please state - Program 113 Application and Ontario Colleges Number. Also include your Ontario Colleges number in the Covering Letter.
Your resume and covering letter should include:
- An explanation of why you are interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources
- A list of any relevant courses you have taken at the undergraduate level eg. Business, Labour Studies, Economics, Organizational Behaviour etc.
- A list of accomplishments that demonstrate that you would be a strong candidate to work in the field of Human Resources.
Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language:
- IELTS Academic overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
- TOEFL iBT 88
- CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
- PTE Academic 58
- Mohawk College English Language Test (Accuplacer: Assessment for Success) aligned with CAEL Band
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program. Placement in the GAS-EAP program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS
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Course Overview & Descriptions
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How you'll gain skills
- Experience interactive HR simulations that utilize newly acquired knowledge in practical and applied frameworks.
The placement component of the HR program is a vital aspect of your Program of Studies, and provides you with valuable hands on experience working in a Human Resources department. The unpaid placement involves full-time hours for 7 weeks. Previous students have been placed with municipal governments, hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, manufacturing firms (union and non-union) and in the service sector.
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Your future career options
- Human Resources Generalist
- Training and Development Specialist
- Compensation and Benefits Administrator
- Labour Relations Assistant
- Health and Safety Assistant
- Human Resources Management Entry-Level Positions
Where you could work includes:
- Municipalities, Hospitals, School Boards, Provincial and Federal Government Agencies
- Manufacturing, Retail and Service Sectors
- Consulting Firms and Placement Agencies
Opportunities for grads
- Courses in this program include the nine courses required by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The CHRP designation is awarded to individuals who are members of HRPA of Ontario, have completed the nine required courses (minimum average of 70% with no course grade below 65%), passed the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1), passed the CHRP Employment Law Exam and successfully completed the Job Ready Program.
- For information on the HR designations (CHRP, CHRL and CHRE), offered through HRPA, visit the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) website.
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- Advertising & Marketing Communications Management
- Business Administration - Accounting
- Business Administration - Marketing
- Business Administration
- International Business Management
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
Earn a degree:
- Robert Gordon University - MSc - Business with Human Resource Management, Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Business and Leadership Management, or International Business Management
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
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Human Resources Professionals Association
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) grants the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Visit Human Resources Professionals Association (opens new window).
Courses in this program include the nine courses required by the Human Resources Professional Association to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The CHRP designation is awarded to individuals who are members of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario, have completed the nine required courses (minimum average of 70% with no course grade below 65%), passed the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE1), passed the CHRP Employment Law Exam and successfully completed the Job Ready Program.
Effective October 2014 a University degree is no longer required for the CHRP designation. Graduates of the Mohawk College Human Resources Management Graduate program who have a university degree will be eligible to pursue the CHRL (Certified Human Resources Leader) designation. For information on the two HR designations (CHRP, CHRL), offered through the Human Resources Professional Association, visit Human Resources Professionals Association (opens new window).
Izabela Spagnuolo – Mohawk College Human Resources Management Graduate
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