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Course Description

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Human resources are the most important assets in organizations today. Gain an overview of the theory and practice of the human resources (HR) management function in an organization. Examine HR management and issues from the perspective of an organization (employer) as well as from the viewpoint of HR professionals, managers, supervisors, and employees of an organization.

This is the introductory course in the Diploma in Human Resources Management and is recommended to be completed early in the course of study.

Well-suited participants of this course include those working towards the Diploma in Human Resources Management or CHRP professional designation, and people working in or who wish to work in human resources management.

This course meets the requirements for the Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP) designation, which is offered by the Association of Administrative Professionals (A.A.P.). Visit the CCAP Certification Program on the Association of Administrative Professionals website for more details.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the theories and concepts of HR management in a wide variety of organizations and sectors
  • Describe organizational processes and structures that comprise HR functions—such as strategic planning, job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, performance management, orientation and training, health and safety, labour relations, compensation and benefits, legal compliance, diversity, and the strategic role of HR in an organization
  • Evaluate the role of HR professionals in developing organizational strategy and policies, leadership development, organizational learning, creativity and innovation
  • Examine and evaluate the values required for ethical decision-making relating to HR practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply HR theory in resolving typical organizational problems

Course Topics

  • Designing and Analyzing Jobs
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Orientation and Training
  • Career Development
  • Performance Management and Strategic Pay Plans
  • Employee Benefits and Services
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Labour Relations
  • Managing Human Resources in a Global Business

Job Market Overview



Assessment Item Weight
Class Participation 20%
Research Project 30%
Midterm 25%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.


This course is offered in the Fall Semester.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Human Resources Administration
Remote Instruction
6:30PM to 9:30PM
September 10, 2024 to November 26, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

This course will be delivered remotely.  You will be required to participate via live video conferencing every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

This course uses Zoom for live video conferencing, combined with the CourseLink Learning Management System.

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Human Resources Management in Canada by Dessler & Chhinzer Pearson Education 15th Cdn Edition edition ISBN 13: 9780137869756
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