Academic Calendar Fall 2019

Continuing Education

Human Resource Management certificate

The Human Resource Management certificate program is designed to provide students with a strategic outlook on the practice of human resources. Based on the required professional capabilities identified for the certified human resources professional designation, experienced HR professionals present key human resources practices and issues pertinent to today’s workplaces. This program is aimed at people currently working in the human resources field or wishing to enter the field. This program will be most beneficial to people who want to increase their level of knowledge and skills in order to manage the human resources function more strategically or who wish to advance within the human resources field.

When to apply

There is no application for entrance to this program. All of the courses in this program may be taken individually or applied to the Human Resource Management certificate.

How to apply

As there is no application process for this program, students can register at any time.

Fees and additional costs

Please see the Continuing Education webpage for current fee information. See the Fees and Other Costs section for additional information.

Program duration

The Human Resource Management certificate is one to three years in duration and is completed in a part-time capacity. Multiple sections are offered throughout the year and scheduled during evenings and weekends to accommodate working professionals.


The program is located at the Clearbrook Centre in Abbotsford.

Program outline

Core courses

BISC HRM01 Strategic Human Resources Management
BISC HRM02 Increasing Employee Engagement
BISC HRM03 Hiring for Performance
BISC HRM04 Managing Employee Performance
BISC HRM05 Employee Development and Training
BISC HRM06 HR Policies and Procedures: The Basics
BISC HRM07 Handling HR Issues
BISC HRM08 Understanding Leadership
BISC HRM09 Employee Rewards: A Total Comprehensive Approach

Elective courses

BISC HRM10 Introduction to Labour Relations
BISC HRM11 B.C. Employment Law
BISC HRM12 Workplace Health and Safety
BISC HRM13 Designing Employee Orientation Programs
BISC HRM14 Measuring HR's Impact

Graduation requirements

Completion of nine core courses and five electives within a three-year period of time.

Maximum length of time to complete program

Students must complete the program requirements within three years.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the Continuing Education webpage.

For more information

Contact Continuing Education at 604-851-6324, or 604-504-7441 local 6324, or toll-free (within Canada) 1-888-504-7441 local 6324, or

Current Students