Human Resources Assistant

  • Program Title: Human Resources Assistant
    Credential: Diploma
    Delivery: Online
    Program Length: 3 Semesters
    Program Availability: Full time or Part time
    Offered: This program is available starting every Monday.

    Description


    Are you serious about meeting the challenges of working in human resources? Are you interested in making a strategic contribution in your first nation organization? Then you need this program. Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge and the skills required to become a successful practitioner of Human Resources in the areas of recruitment, training, performance management, compensation, health and safety, labor relations, and business management. This program introduces students and to all of the human resources technical areas including the role of human resources within. This three-semester program is current and comprehensive and engaging.

    Students have fifty-two (52) weeks to complete their program requirements, starting from the date of their first course.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. Participate in the recruitment, selection, and retention of employees.
    2. Participate in performance management processes.
    3. Participate in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.
    4. Contribute to an organization’s success through effective employee relations.
    5. Assist with the administration and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan.
    6. Participate in organizational health and safety policies and practices.
    7. Apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
    8. Implement organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
    9. Communicate human resources information accurately and credibly in oral, written, and graphic form.
    10. Plan and act on personal professional development plans to achieve ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
    11. Identify the human resources component of a business plan.
    12. Assist in the collection and analysis of human resources data.

    Your Career


    Graduates of the Human Resources Assistant Program are prepared to participate in staffing, performance management, training, employee relations, health and safety, and benefits and compensation administration functions. They are also able to apply communication, information technology, teamwork, and organizational development strategies to support the human resources activities of an organization. Graduates of the Human Resources Assistant Program are employed in a broad range of private, public, and not-for-profit sectors of business and industry including manufacturers, retailers, banks and other financial institutions, medical facilities, government offices, human resources consulting firms, and other large and small businesses.

  • Admission Requirements


    College Eligibility

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
    • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate; OR
    • General Educational Development (GED); OR
    • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

    Call the Admissions Office at 1 (800) 267-2577 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

    Application Process
    Program intake – Apply to this program by visiting our Registration page. If you are entering into this program as a mature student please attach your resume when submitting your registration information online.

  • Courses


    Semester 1
    Study Skills Strategies
    Communication Strategies
    Orientation Handbook: Getting Employees Off to a Good Start
    Human Resources Training: HR for the Non-HR Manager
    Performance Management: Managing Employee Performance
    Safety in the Workplace

    Semester 2
    Human Resources Management in Perspective
    Meeting Human Resources Requirements
    Developing Effective Human Resources
    Employment Incentives
    Building Effective Employer–Employee Relationships
    Global Issues in Human Resources Management
    Conflict Resolution: Getting Along In The Workplace

    Semester 3
    Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management
    Diversity Training: Workplace Diversity
    Creating a Workplace Wellness Program
    Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics
    Workplace Harassment: What It is and What to Do About It
    Workplace Violence: How to Manage Anger and Violence in the Workplace
    Conducting Effective Performance Reviews

    Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

  • Course Descriptions


    Semester 1
    Study Skills Strategies
    This course will enable students to assess their current study skills and plan for improvement. Students will practice time-management techniques for successful studying. Students will learn to develop powerful reading skills and practice memory techniques to enhance ability to learn and improve test performance. This course will also help students to develop specific study skills for mathematics and related subjects and implement an action plan to improve them.

    Communication Strategies
    The primary aim of this course is to enable students with an understanding of the impact that their communication skills can have on others, while exploring the different ways in which developing these skills can make it easier for them to succeed in the work force.

    Orientation Handbook: Getting Employees Off to a Good Start
    Students will learn how important the orientation program is to an organization in terms of engagement, retention, and fiscal responsibility; to identify the role of the human resources department in orientation, explore the commitment curve, determine critical elements of effective employee training, help employees settle into their new environment and establish relationships, and to consider the value of an employee handbook (hard copy or online) for new and existing employees.

    Human Resources Training: HR for the Non-HR Manager
    Students will be introduced to the basics of human resources management, including orientation, compensation, and benefits. This course provides an understanding of job analysis, how to plan training and legally defensible terminations.

    Performance Management: Managing Employee Performance
    In this course students will learn to manage human resources for optimum performance, contribute to motivating work environments, understand the role of goal setting in performance management, use ideal tools to help employees set and achieve goals, apply a three-phase model that will help prepare employees for peak performance, activate their inner motivation, and evaluate their skills.

    Workplace Safety
    Workplace accidents, injuries, and the absence of a safety culture cost corporations, healthcare, and communities millions of dollars and contribute to lost work hours every year. These incidents also have a profound impact on workers and their families. In this course students will be introduced to the concept of a safety culture, where safety is valued as an integral part of a business’ operation, and provide the foundation to start building an effective safety culture. In this course students will learn: the difference between a safety program and a safety culture, how to launch a safety committee, to identify hazards and reduce them, hiring measures that can improve safety, to identify groups with an increased risk of injury, and how to protect them, how to write, implement, and review a safety plan, to respond to incidents and near misses and the basics of accident investigation and documentation.

    Semester 2
    Human Resources Management in Perspective
    Students will be introduced to human resources management and analyze the strategic significance of human resource management. This course describes the four phases in the evolution of human resource management, and explains how human resource management has changed over recent years to include a higher-level advisory role. Students will discuss the internal and external environmental factors affecting human resource management policies and practices and explain their impact.

    Meeting Human Resources Requirements
    This course will define how employment-related issues are governed in Canada. Students will discuss at least five prohibited grounds for discrimination under human rights legislation and describe the requirements for reasonable accommodation. This course will describe behaviour that could constitute harassment and explain the employers’ responsibilities regarding harassment. Students will examine the role of minimums established in employment standards legislation and the enforcement process.

    Developing Effective Human Resources
    This course will explain how to develop an orientation program. Students will describe the five-step training process, and discuss two techniques used for assessing training needs and describe how to evaluate the training effort. Students will be introduced to the strategic importance of career planning and development in the context of today’s talent shortage. This course will analyze the factors that affect career choices and explain the evolution of career development and the impact of that on employers and employees.

    Employment Incentives
    This course will describe the strategic importance of employment incentives and explain in detail each of the three stages in establishing pay rates. Students will discuss competency-based pay and examine pay equity and explain its importance today. This course will compare the three types of organization-wide incentive plans and explain under what conditions it is best to use an incentive plan.

    Building Effective Employer–Employee Relationships
    In this course students will examine the responsibilities and rights of employees and employers under occupational health and safety legislation. This course will explain WHMIS legislation and analyze in detail three basic causes of accidents. Students will describe how accidents at work can be prevented and discuss six major employee health issues at work and recommend how they should be handled. Students will also examine why employee wellness programs are becoming increasingly popular.

    Global Issues in Human Resources Management
    This course will explain how global movement of labour has an impact on human resource management in Canada. Students will describe the influence of intercountry differences on the workplace and explain how to improve global assignments through employee selection. This course will examine the major considerations in formulating a compensation plan for international employees. Students will describe the main considerations in repatriating employees from abroad and discuss challenges immigrants to Canada face and identify the role of multiple stakeholders in ensuring successful integration of talent in Canada.

    Conflict Resolution: Getting Along In The Workplace
    In this course students will learn how to recognize how their own attitudes and actions impact others, effective techniques for dealing with difficult people, strategies for dealing with anger, and how to cope with the difficult people and situations that we will inevitably encounter in our everyday lives.

    Semester 3
    Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management
    The course gives students a comprehensive foundation in project management and organizational management that applies to not-for-profit, for-profit and government organizations of all sizes. Students will learn how to identify clear project objectives, build detailed project requirements, develop and monitor performance measures, create valuable project management plans, work well with diverse team members and project stakeholders and manage project constraints including scope, quality, cost and time.

    Diversity Training: Workplace Diversity
    In this course students will enhance their communication, understanding, and ability to educate employees and supervisors to support the wealth of talent, ideas, and skill within their workplaces. Students will learn: what diversity and its related terms mean, to be aware of their own behaviors and how they can improve, to identify their stereotypes, the four cornerstones of diversity, the STOP technique and how to take action if discrimination takes place.

    Creating a Workplace Wellness Program
    In this course students will learn how to establish a workplace wellness committee, conduct a needs analysis, engage leadership and meet employee needs, and select and implement program elements.

    Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics
    An Employer that is committed to their employees’ health and safety understands the value of an effective workplace ergonomics program, which can maintain and even increase productivity. Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics is poised to teach about the susceptibility of the human body when exposed to repetitive strain. Students will learn the basic principles of ergonomics, how to design an ergonomic workstation, outlines ergonomic practices for common postures and movements, and how to identify ergonomic hazards and minimize their effects.

    Workplace Harassment: What It is and What to Do About It
    This important course helps human resources staff to meet their obligations in workplace harassment situations, and includes sessions on defining workplace harassment, establishing workplace policies, the importance of managers’ support in an effective program, how to intervene and documents complaints.

    Workplace Violence: How to Manage Anger and Violence in the Workplace
    Workplace Violence: How to Manage Anger and Violence in the Workplace is a pertinent topic for all organizations today. Organizations strive to create and maintain productive, innovative workplaces for people with competing interests, individual and team challenges, and in remarkable environments. This course will define workplace violence, teach leading communication skills, problem diffusal, issue resolution using a problem-solving model , risk management, and establishing policies and procedures to help people work well together. For those times when violence does occur, students will understand the value of a systematic approach to incident response, and how to proceed with the next steps.

    Conducting Effective Performance Reviews
    This course will examine the importance of having a performance review process for employees. Students will learn how to work with employees to set performance standards and goals. Students will develop skills in observing, giving feedback, listening, and asking questions. This course examines effective interview processes and how to make the performance review legally defensible.

  • Fees & Expenses


    Tuition fees listed are in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Application Fee: $100.00
    • Textbooks: $975.00
    • Postal Fee: $49.00
    • Tuition Fee: $3,825.00

    Total Tuition & Fees: $4,949.00 per academic year.