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Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

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A successful organization is only as good as its people. Human Resources Management [HRM] plays a critical role in ensuring the organization has the people necessary for success. As a Human Resources professional, you will be responsible for ensuring this occurs.

Students successfully completing an HR program at Centennial will have the necessary foundational training and education to enter into occupations in Human Resources – either as generalists or as specialists, across a range of industries and organizations. By doing so, they become vital strategic partners in the organizational world, the business community, and, in turn, the Ontario economy, as well as their communities.

During this business graduate certificate program, you will be exposed to what is necessary to align HR practices and policies with overall organizational strategies, as well as the knowledge to carry out your duties in various areas, which include:

  • Staffing
  • Compensation
  • Performance management
  • Training and development
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Industrial Relations
  • Managing diversity and dispute resolution
  • Human resource management systems

After successful completion, of this Professional programs in-depth Human Resources Management courses, which are accredited by the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA), you will be prepared to confidently launch your career.

Program Highlights

  • In this Human Resources Management program, you learn in small class environments.
  • Courses within this program make extensive use of case studies, simulations and project-based learning to help prepare you for real workplace situations.
  • Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) training using the industry-valued SAP application builds your skills portfolio.

Articulation Agreements

Start with a graduate certificate and continue to a degree through our degree completion partnership. Successful graduates of this Human Resources Management program may choose to continue with courses leading to a degree.

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates may also be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Human Resources Management program's educational partners are:

  • Davenport University
  • Griffith University
  • University of Western Sydney

Professional Associations

Graduates are eligible to earn a professional designation granted by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). These designations signal to employers that a candidate has the education and experience requirements to be successful in human resources. In addition to being an HRPA member in good standing, the CHRP designation currently has the following requirements:

  • Successful Completion of a required HR curriculum at the certificate or diploma level.
  • Passing the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE 1).
  • Passing the application-based knowledge exam for workplace and employment law (CHRP Employment Law Exam).
  • Successful completion of the Job Ready program.

Up-to-date information on requirements can be found at: //

For those interested in exploring the CHRL designation, information can be found at: //

Career Outlook

  • HR Administrator
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Assistant
  • Recruiter
  • Compensation Specialist
  • Occupational Health
  • and Safety Specialist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Pensions and Benefits Administrator
  • Trainer

Areas of Employment

  • Small, medium and large enterprises
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Service organizations

Visit the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management page on the Centennial College website for more details!





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