Program Information

Are you looking for a program that will enhance your college diploma or university degree by developing strong practical business skills?

The dynamic field of Human Resources is critical in today's competitive environment. Companies now recognize that strong management of their human resources provides a competitive advantage and leads to organizational success. This program is designed to provide university and college graduates with essential business skills and a strong foundation in Human Resources. Students also complete a four-month full-time work term gaining valuable work experience and insight into the Human Resources profession.

In the first term, students complete courses that provide them with the necessary knowledge of all the major business disciplines including marketing, accounting and technology. In subsequent terms, students complete all of the courses necessary to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam which is required to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (http://www.hrpa.ca) at an additional fee.

The program provides students with exposure to all areas of the Human Resources field. Students benefit from small class sizes, hands-on active learning and faculty with diverse experience in all facets of Human Resources. Partnership with the local chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association gives students an opportunity to develop their networking skills and learn about working in the profession.

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Admission Requirements

A college diploma, university degree.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 69

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Course List

MAN-1103: Human Resource Management

Effective Human Resources Management (HRM) is critical to the success of organizations today. This course will provide an overview of the key concepts of HR management and will include some history and theory of the HR function and important terminology. It will introduce students to the core competencies of effective HR practitioners and allow for self-assessment against these competencies. We will be discussing core HR practice areas such as Strategic Planning, HR Planning, HR Administration, Talent Management, Training Learning and Development, Performance Assessment, Total Rewards (including Compensation and Benefits) Employee and Labour Relations and Health and Safety in the workplace. In addition, the course looks at the legal environment for effective HR management, and the role of HRM in mergers and acquisitions and organizational change management.

ACC-1093: Accounting Concepts I

This course is an introduction to the theory of accounting and the standard methods of recordkeeping for non-accounting major students. Generally accepted accounting principles and concepts are emphasized in the preparation of financial statements.

MKT-1143: Marketing Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the foundations of successful marketing and prepares them for advanced marketing courses. The emphasis is on learning and applying marketing concepts in an ever-changing environment that is becoming more global in nature. Topics covered include the following: understanding the marketing environment, consumer and business behaviour, marketing intelligence, and the design and implementation of effective marketing strategies and marketing mix elements.

ECO-1503: Principles of Economics

This course is a survey of the principles which apply to our society's efforts to solve economic problems. The survey includes an examination of fundamental economic problems, economic models, the nature of the Canadian economy, employment, inflation, the role of governments in managing the economy, and the functioning of demand, supply, and firms within the market system.

BUS-1234: Computer Applications for Business

Strong computer skills are essential to finding employment in management and administration. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office applications. While the focus will be spent learning and applying document processing, presentation and extra time on spreadsheet management tools, students will also develop skills in time management, self-discipline, and attention to detail. Students will also have an opportunity to improve their ability to read and follow written instructions. Computer Applications for Business is a course delivered using practical hands-on applications and comprises additional online skills assessment and training tools purposefully designed to provide flexibility in learning. This course further prepares students to apply these professional business application skills, with enhanced emphasis on spreadsheet management as they continue and expand in their program areas of study.

COM-3013: Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

POD-2004: Total Rewards

Today's organizations require well-designed and effectively managed rewards systems to attract, retain and motivate their workforce. This case based program will provide students with the knowledge and ability to design an effective total rewards strategy. We will explore base compensation design, benefits, non-monetary rewards, bonus structure and recognition programs in the context of regulatory requirements and emerging trends, opportunities and issues.

POD-2103: Talent Acquisition

The right people, in the right jobs, at the right time is crucial for the success of organizations. This case based course allows students to gain experience in the full talent acquisition cycle; understanding the vacancy, writing a job description and job posting, channels for recruitment, choosing and applying assessment tools for applicants, conducting reference checks and preparing job offers. Students will consider the organization's business strategy, current market conditions, social and work environments and legal and regulatory requirements for each of these steps of the talent acquisition process.

POD-2204: Learning and Development

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore diverse approaches to learning to address organizational and/or individual needs for development. This will be accomplished through an integrated case using adult learning principles, fundamental theories of learning, design and development choices and evaluation methods. Current trends and the use of technology will also be highlighted. This course will also compare and contrast formal performance management systems with current approaches to the motivation and management of performance. By examining fundamental theories of motivation we will understand the implications of performance management to employee motivation and success.

HRM-3103: Employment Law

Employment law affects numerous human resource management activities including planning, recruiting, selection, compensation, retention, and termination of employees. The purpose of this course is to review the legal and managerial implications of employment law for human resource management. It includes the formation, terms, regulation and termination of the employment relationship. The course topics include: sources of employment law; whether individuals are employees or independent contractors; discrimination and human rights; employment standards; the duties employees owe to employers; the duties employers owe to employees; formation of the employment contract; the terms of an employment contract; privacy; termination of employment; wrongful dismissal; health and safety; workplace safety and insurance; equity issues; and how employment related information can be found on the internet.

POD-2303: Consulting Skills

Consulting skills provide a framework and practical tools for addressing organizational opportunities and problems. HR Professionals are often required to partner with stakeholders to address these situations. Through the use of scenarios students will learn how to identify the underlying need, clarify the deliverables, establish the work plan, and evaluate the measures of success.

POD-2403: Workforce Management

Organizations must meet fundamental requirements in the areas of employee information and records management, some of which are legislated and regulated. In this course, we will explore the systems, approaches and standards that provide value and support organizational effectiveness. Topics will include decision factors for the selection and implementation of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), key HR metrics and program evaluation approaches, document management requirements and considerations for employee scheduling and time reporting.

CPP-1001: Co-op Preparation

This course will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Co-operative Education. This will include understanding the Co-operative Education & Internship Policy, understanding the support system available through the Co-op and Career Services department, utilizing social media, preparing effective cover letters & resume as well as the fundamentals of behavioural based interviewing.

Academic Break

FIN-1013: Financial Analysis & Budgeting

This course is an introduction to the essentials of financial management with a view for wealth maximization of a business enterprise. Topics covered in this course include the following: analysis of financial performance, cost-volume-profit analysis, financing alternatives and costs, management of working capital, budgeting, and capital investment decisions.

MAN-1163: Organizational Behaviour

This subject is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment including the organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for improved and more effective leadership. This subject provides a better understanding of this process.

ACC-3154: Accounting and Finance

This course introduces the use of financial management and managerial accounting principles for planning,decision making, control, and cost management for a business enterprise. Topics covered in this course includethe following: analysis of financial performance, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costing techniques,budgetary planning and control.

HRM-3603: Human Resource Planning

Successful organizations maintain a strong link between their organizational strategy and structure. Human Resources (HR) Planning uses tools and data to inform choices related to organizational structure, job design, HR forecasting and succession planning. In this case-based course, students will examine and evaluate the effectiveness of selected models and approaches to HR Planning.

OHS-1023: Occupational Health and Safety

This course introduces participants to the broad and ever-changing field of occupational health and safety, an inherently technical subject area. The multiple dimensions of the various issues--technical, legislative, political, and personal--are a required part of the training for a professional in this field or for someone who is involved with this kind of operation. Major topic areas include the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WCB, WHMIS, transportation of dangerous goods, accident prevention and investigation, physical and biological agents, and the management of Occupational Health and Safety programs

POD-3103: Labour Relations Practicum

The quality of workplace relationships has a significant impact on the culture, environment and success of any organization. HR professionals are called on to support positive relationships and address interpersonal issues in both unionized and non-unionized environments. This case based course will provide the student with insight and practice in the areas of labour relations and employee relations. The course will highlight approaches to conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation. Employee Relations scenarios will focus on investigation and resolution of interpersonal issues. Labour Relations cases will focus on defining, negotiating and documenting a collective agreement between Union and Management.

CPL-1049: Work Term - Full-Time

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-op_and_career/

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CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning Project is aimed at enriching student success by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject -matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus is on making connections, allowing students to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that are connected and practiced in real life. This will attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater.

Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

See the Additional Fees tab for current fees.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

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Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Technology Requirements

This program requires a laptop and recommends an iPad.

Employment Opportunities

Program graduates can work in a broad range of domestic and international employment roles, including recruiters, compensation analysts, pension and benefits assistants, health and safety assistants, employment equity officers, training and development assistants, labour relations assistants and other entry-level positions in the human resources field.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Toronto
416-485-2098
lambton@cestarcollege.com
Mississauga
905-890-7833 x 222
lambton@queenscollege.ca
Sarnia/Main Campus
international@lambtoncollege.ca
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