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3 semesters | Barrydowne

Human resources professionals know all too well that a company is only as good as the people it employs. Get the skills and experience to become a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) by exploring recruitment, training, organizational management, compensation,  labour relations, and more.

The curriculum is designed to boost your existing qualifications and to support you if you intend to pursue your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The program provides all nine necessary courses required to complete the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario's (HRPA) coursework requirement, the first step in obtaining the CHRP designation. Additional courses include mediation, practitioner seminars, and an eight-week placement in a professional human resources environment. Information on the Human Resources Professionals Association and the CHRP designation is available by visiting www.hrpa.ca.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 3 semesters
  • 8-week placement
  • Includes the nine approved courses required to access the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 and CHRP Employment Law Exam to become a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

Fieldwork/Placement

Semester three will be an eight-week, unpaid work placement.

CHRP Designation

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) regulates the human resources profession in Ontario and issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Completion of HRPA's certification process confers the right to use the title Certified Human Resources Professional and the right to use the initials C.H.R.P. or CHRP after one's name (excerpt from HRPA's website). It is the responsibility of the graduate to pursue certification. Information on the Human Resources Professionals Association and the CHRP designation is available by visiting www.hrpa.ca.

Part-time Pathway

Students may choose to complete this program in seven semesters while studying part-time.  For more information on the part-time pathway see Program Delivery tab.  

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How to Apply

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree program from an Ontario College or equivalent.

OR

Applicant must possess five years of work experience in a related field (or combination of education and work experience) as judged by the College to be equivalent. Applicants must submit a resume detailing their related experience and a cover letter outlining their competencies and preparedness for the program.

Highly Recommended:

  • Computer competency in relevant software
  • Some familiarity with basic accounting principles
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Program Delivery

2020-2021

This program consists of two 14-week semesters.  The program is delivered in the following terms:

Spring Term

May Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 May - Aug
    2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Sep - Dec
    2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Jan - Apr 2022

Applicants wishing to start in May and study full-time will apply to HMPD for May 2021 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in May and study part-time will apply to HMPT for May 2021.

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2021-2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Mar - Jun 2022

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to HMP2 for Jul 2021 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to HMP3 for Jul 2021.

2021-2022

This program consists of two 14-week semesters.  The program is delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term

September Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Sep - Dec
    2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Jan - Apr
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 May - Aug 2022

Applicants wishing to start in September and study full-time will apply to HMPD for Sep 2021 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in September and study part-time will apply to HMPT for Sep 2021.

November Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Nov - Feb
    2021-2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Mar - Jun
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 July - Oct 2022

Applicants wishing to start in November and study full-time will apply to HMP2 for Nov 2021 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in November and study part-time will apply to HMP3 for Nov 2021.

Winter Term

January Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jan - Apr
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 May - Aug
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Sep - Dec 2022

Applicants wishing to start in January and study full-time will apply to HMPD for Jan 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in January and study part-time will apply to HMPT for Jan 2022.

March Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Mar - Jun
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 July - Oct
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Nov - Feb 2022-2023

Applicants wishing to start in March and study full-time will apply to HMP2 for Mar 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in March and study part-time will apply to HMP3 for Mar 2022.

Spring Term

May Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 May - Aug
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Sep - Dec
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Jan - Apr 2023

Applicants wishing to start in May and study full-time will apply to HMPD for May 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in May and study part-time will apply to HMPT for May 2022.

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2022-2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Mar - Jun 2023

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to HMP2 for Jul 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to HMP3 for Jul 2022.

Part-Time Delivery

Students opting to study part-time will be provided with a possible pathway to complete the program while remaining part-time. Timelines for completion will extend beyond those indicated above. 

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for 2021-22 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
HRP 7101 Alternative Dispute Resolution 4
HRP 7106 Organizational Behaviour 4
HRP 7110 Human Resources Management 3
HRP 7120 Occupational Health And Safety 4
HRP 7131 HR Seminar Series 2
HRP 7211 Staffing 4
 Credits21
Semester 2
ACC 7300 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 4
HRP 7115 Training and Development 4
HRP 7205 Compensation Management 4
HRP 7210 Human Resource Planning 4
HRP 7215 Labour Relations 4
HRP 7225 HR Spreadsheet Management 2
 Credits22
Semester 3
HRP 7301
Field Placement
or Capstone Project
7
 Credits7
 Total Credits50
Note:

Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,400. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Specialists in human resources may work in medium- to large- sized organizations that have formal human resources departments. Some specific positions include:

  • Recruiter
  • Staff trainer
  • Human resource coordinator
  • Compensation analyst
  • Employee relations officer
  • Payroll administrator
  • Health and safety coordinator
  • Job analyst

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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