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. The full-time program includes all five elective courses, but if you are taking the program part-time, you only need to complete three of the five elective courses. Please note, the nine core courses and the three elective courses must be completed within three years.

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

B.C. Employment Law
Get an introduction to the basics of key employment laws in B.C., including the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Examine how to interpret this legislation, its impact on workplace practices, and how to handle key employment issues arising as a result.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(40216 BISC HRM11 A5A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm, $98
Starts May 2

Employee Rewards
Develop a basic understanding of the key components of a total compensation strategy that combines direct financial rewards, such as base salary and bonuses, with indirect financial rewards such as benefits, retirement savings plans, and recognition programs.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(40215 BISC HRM09 A5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $235
Starts May 11

Understanding Leadership
Explore the topic of leadership: develop an understanding of the difference between leading and managing, and examine current theories of key leadership practices. Identify your own personal leadership style and evaluate its potential impact on the performance of your duties in the workplace.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(40103 BISC HRM08 A5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $235
Starts Jun 8

Updated Apr 1, 2015

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