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Human Resources

Available at: Cornwall part-time | Kingston part-time | Online part-time


This certificate provides basic skills in the major areas of personnel administration, human resources planning, job analysis, interviewing, compensation and benefits, personnel testing, performance appraisal, industrial relations and collective bargaining.

The college has worked closely with the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) in the development of the Human Resources program. The HRPA will grant credits towards the academic requirements of the professional designation of Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).  For more information on CHRP and HRPA, please visit their websites.

To obtain this certificate, student must successfully complete three (3) compulsory courses and five (5) Electives.


  • For your convenience, some courses are offered both in-class and online.   Some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule. 
  • The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
  • Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.



Graduates from the program may find employment as human resources generalist, compensation consultant, human resources planner, labour relations advisor, employment equity coordinator, training and development officer, and employee relations consultant.

Program Name

Human Resources

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Start Dates

Program Duration


Location (Campus)

Cornwall part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

Required (choose one)
CSDU 4 Human Resources Management Principles
HUMA 53 Principles of Human Resources Management

Required (choose one)
CSSE 6 Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour
GENE 52 Organizational Behaviour

Required (choose one)
CSSE 67 Industrial Relations
HUMA 2 Labour Relations

Electives (choose five)
CSCN 18 Compensation Management
CSCN 17 Occupational Health & Safety
CSSE 10 Human Resource Planning and Development
CSDU 5 Training and Development
CSCG 57 Cost and Managerial Accounting I
CSSE 18 Recruitment and Selection

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or the equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


    My experience at St. Lawrence College was unlike most. After years spent at home, as a foster parent, and at 43 years old, I made what turned out to be the best decision of my life - to enrol in the relatively new degree program at SLC titled "BAA Behavioural Psychology".  Since it had been a long time since I was in school, I chose to enter SLC via the 1-year Pre-BAA Behavioural Psychology certificate program first.  Following 5 very intense, but worthwhile years of study, I graduated at 48 years old, with distinction, with both a college certificate and a BAA Behavioural Psychology degree (now called an Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology), in addition to having gained a list of volunteer experiences, some new lifelong friends, and a host of network connections along the way.

    I had secured permanent employment 5 months prior to my graduation, thanks to the experiences gained during my thesis practicum, which took me into the Canadian Arctic, and my starting salary had six figures in it!  I have succeeded in that position, mainly because of the solid, educational background that I had been given during my time at St. Lawrence College. When you have a solid knowledge base to build on, as well as experiential knowledge gained during the 3 placements I had while in the program, confidence in the working world is easy. That new-found confidence, that my St. Lawrence College education gave me, has sent my life off on a new trajectory of what I like to refer to as #ExperiencesOfALifetime, since my graduation in April of 2014.

    I now happily promote SLC placement positions with my current employer, to present-day BPSYC program students, to help them kickstart their careers in much the same way as I did.  I am forever grateful to St. Lawrence College for what they have done for me in helping me to build a career that started this late in life.

    Lisa Watson

    Program Contact

    Melissa Longtin

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    Additional Information

    Online Book Order procedure.

    Textbooks are also available at the Campus Bookstore for in-class courses.

    All courses credit toward the CHRP professional H.R. designation.

    As of January 1, 2011, applicants to the CHRP designation must have a university degree. Individuals without a university degree must have completed the academic requirements by Fall 2010 in order to write the National Knowledge Exam prior to January 1, 2011.

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