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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Build a strong foundation in the law, legislation, economics, policies and practices of human resources.

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Start Date:
1 Year
Advanced Diploma
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Cumberland Campus (classes at Amherst Learning Centre) Full time • Collaborative Cancelled
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Waitlist
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class Seats available
Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury Full time • Collaborative Cancelled

Program Overview

As a Human Resource professional, your job is to help the company succeed by helping its greatest asset, its people, succeed. This requires that you represent both management and employees fairly, equally and respectfully.

This program prepares you for that role by giving you a strong generalist portfolio of skills. You learn to deal with issues as diverse as hiring and new employee orientation, wage structures, performance management and collective agreement negotiation and emotionally difficult decisions, such as downsizing. You also have the opportunity to become a candidate for the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.

This is an advanced business diploma program that takes you through law, legislation, economics, finance, policies and practices. If you are business-minded and understand the emotional and financial needs required to manage human resources, and want a satisfying career with opportunities, this is the program for you.

Admission Requirements

Choose NSCC

  • You get a practical approach to your learning. You won't just study theory, you learn to apply it using consulting projects for real industry clients. Your projects could include grievance and arbitration research or occupational health and safety training. You also get to do an intense mock negotiation of a collective agreement – from the asking package through to strike and mediation/arbitration.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • The Human Resource function is critical to an organization's effectiveness and success. Business and organization leaders in every industry need to attract, retain and develop talent and they are increasingly looking to Human Resource professionals to help them achieve these goals.

Our Grads

  • They're working in hospitals, for major organizations and for a variety of private companies. Some have even started their own consulting businesses, offering their invaluable services to smaller companies that don't require a full-time HR staff.

Other Info

  • This program is delivered virtually on campus at Cumberland Campus and Strait Area Campus.
  • This program is the only program in Nova Scotia accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Nova Scotia (CPHRNS) as meeting the knowledge competencies for the CPHR Designation. This means you have the opportunity to graduate with the requirements to apply to waive the National Knowledge Exam and become a candidate for the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.
    • This accreditation is also recognized at the National Level by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada
  • An aptitude or background in areas including teamwork, written and oral communication abilities, math and computer literacy is beneficial to success in this program.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMP 1190   Computer Applications for HR I
COMP 2190   Computer Applications for HR II
HRES 5101   Human Resource Auditing
HRES 5104   Employee & Labour Relations I
HRES 5108   HR Strategy and Planning
HRES 5110   Recruitment
HRES 5115   Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness
HRES 5120   Training Transfer and Design
HRES 5200   Diversity and Human Rights
HRES 5204   Employee and Labour Relations II
HRES 5205   Policy and Program Development
HRES 5212   Training Delivery and Evaluation
HRES 5215   Compensation
HRES 5300   Selection and Retention
HRES 5302   Talent and Performance Management
HRES 6995   Work Experience
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

Next Steps

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