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Human Resource Management Advanced Placement

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The BCIT Human Resource Management advanced placement degree/diploma entry path is a nine month full-time program designed for individuals that have completed a degree or diploma and are interested in a human resource management career. You will create performance management policies, employee compensation packages, hiring selection criteria, and employee retention programs. Graduates can immediately apply their human resource skills in numerous industries. Individuals without a degree or diploma may qualify for the two year full-time diploma program. Another option is the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration for those that have a degree.

BCIT Human Resource Management students learn to:
  • Create effective hiring and retention practices
  • Develop compensation programs
  • Deal with workplace conflicts
  • Plan staffing levels
  • Apply employment law

BCIT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ADVANCED PLACEMENT
BCIT Credential: BCIT Diploma
Program Length: Nine months, Full-time
Program Start: September
Number of Courses: 18 courses, 62.5 credits
Total Tuition/Cost: Learn about Tuition & Fees
Business Consulting Project: 10 weeks, 2 days a week
Entry Requirements: View Requirements
Laddering Options: Bachelor of Business Administration BBA Degree

Business Consulting Project

Human Resource Management students undertake a 10 week Business Consulting Project in their final term. Students work in groups of 2-3 and spend two days a week developing a solution to a real human resource problem for a company. The student teams collect and analyze data, create recommendations, and present their findings to senior management.

Professional HR Designations

Graduates of the Human Resource Management diploma program can pursue additional career building opportunities. Graduates are eligible to enter the following professional HR designation programs:

HR Jobs & Careers

Graduates of the Human Resource Management diploma program have a strong foundation in all areas of human resource management, including recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, labour relations and performance management. Grads are able to apply these skills in a wide variety of job opportunities.

Entry-Level Positions:
  • HR Generalist
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Human Resource Coordinator
  • Trainer
Mid-Level Positions:
  • HR Consultant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Compensation Specialist
  • Director of People Development

Program Entry

Application processing

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day)

Applications are considered for a specific intake.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

*ORGB 1105 (or ORGB 1100) and BUSA 2005 (or BUSA 2100) may be taken in place of BUSA 7250.

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Applicants currently enrolled in the last term of their degree/diploma must be on track to complete by May. To apply submit both of the following documents from your post-secondary institution:

  • Transcript of completed courses
  • Confirmation of enrolment letter verifying your current course enrolment and registration in the final term of your degree/diploma

Recommended for success

  • Strong proficiency in microcomputer applications is required.

  • Appropriate business related experience is strongly recommended.

  • Applicants should be people-oriented communicators who have a willingness to work effectively with co-workers and the public.

  • It is strongly recommended that you assess your fundamental mathematical skills. The Mathematics Self-Diagnostic Test [PDF] is voluntary. If you find these problems difficult, we strongly recommend that you attend OPMT 0199. You should be able to do this exercise in about an hour, after which you should compare your answers with the correct ones supplied. If you scored less than 20 out of 26 correct, you should seriously consider upgrading your mathematical skills.

Advanced Placement / Transfer Credit

Transfer credit

Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed at BCIT or another post-secondary institution where the learning outcomes duplicate those of the BCIT course. As per Admission Procedure 5003-PR1, the department reserves the right to determine the granting of credit where appropriate.

Applications will be accepted up to day 14 of the term; an official transcript and a course outline where appropriate must be provided (or be on file with BCIT) to process the request. A maximum of two courses per level are eligible for credit through this process.

Apply to program

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

myCommunication

Within 2 business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal e-mail and your myBCIT e-mail address. All correspondence about your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an email when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these emails, or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within 4 weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for more information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Level 1: $810; Level 2: $810
(General estimated cost, and subject to change)

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

The prerequisite courses taken prior to entering the program will provide you with an understanding of basic business concepts. These are essential to your success as an HR professional working at the interface of people and business.

During the subsequent nine months you will take more advanced business courses in Finance, Strategy and Consulting skills and will focus all functional areas of Human Resources.

Program matrix

Level 3 Credits
  BLAW 3800 Human Resource Management Law 3.0
  BUSA 3500 Management Science 3.0
  HRMG 3130 Competency Design and Analysis 3.0
  HRMG 3150 Human Resource Management Systems 3.0
  HRMG 3200 Introduction to Labour Relations 3.0
  HRMG 3500 Training and Development 3.0
  HRMG 4200 Conflict Management 3.0
  HRMG 4600 Human Resource Planning 3.0
 
Level 4 Credits
  BUSA 4800 Management Policy 4.0
  FMGT 4561 Finance for Business Management 5.5
  HRMG 3170 Human Resource Dynamics Workshop* 2.5
  HRMG 3300 Recruitment and Selection* 2.5
  HRMG 3400 Compensation Management* 2.5
  HRMG 4020 Human Resource Metrics 2.5
  HRMG 4150 Performance Management Systems* 2.5
  HRMG 4400 Compensation Management 2.5
  HRMG 4900 Business Consulting Projects* 8.0
  OCHS 1433 Introduction to Safety for Human Resources* 2.5
* denotes a half-term course
 
Total Credits: 61.5

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

The BCIT Human Resource Management program places you in a relatively small cohort of 40-50 students who are all passionately interested in human resource management. Each term you are assigned to a smaller cohort team with whom you complete major assignments for the term

Your studies will involve learning from lectures, interactive labs and practical, hands on assignments. Most of your projects will be team oriented and in your final term you will work with a small team to complete a Human Resource consulting project with an industry client.

You will have the opportunity to join BCIT's Human Resource Association (HRA) - the student run club for aspiring HR professionals. The club provides networking opportunities, assistance in preparing for the CHRP exam, mentors, and organize social events.

Our graduates go on to successfully complete the requirements of the CHRP, generally scoring well above the national average on the first of two exams leading to certification. They become HR consultants, HR Advisors, HR Generalists or specialists in training, selection, benefits, compensation and leaders in the HR community.

Program length

Nine months, full-time

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Employers recognize the strength our alumni bring to the workplace! The career track of graduates is aimed at entrance at a professional/technical level, into either a generalist or specialist human resource management position. Some graduates also find employment in operational units which place a heavy emphasis on team management and project development activities. More experienced graduates also have an apportunity to pursue human resource consulting activities.

Graduate employment outcomes

The following link takes you to graduate outcome survey results containing mostly labour market results from the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates.
Note: The survey results will be displayed in a separate browser window. To view these results, you need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

The most important learning will come from your interaction with your colleagues in the class and as you work together on assignments. The faculty who will support this learning have related industry experience and are skilled in many areas, including, Labour Relations, Training and Development, Compensation and Staffing.

Advisory committee

  • Doug Alley, Business Council of BC
  • David Berrington, InterVISTAS Consulting Inc.
  • John Allen, BCAA
  • Hugh Finlayson, B.C. Public School Employers' Association
  • Anika Lofstrand, VanCity Savings Credit Union
  • Stephanie Milliken
  • Len Posyniak, ICBC
  • Robert Sawka,  Canada Post Corporation
  • Gail Sexsmith, Kerrison Consulting
  • Greg Katz, VanCity Savings Credit Union
  • Tyler Pronyk, A&W Food Services

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I received a solid education from my university degree, but I realized I had no specific job-ready skills or a career focus. The BCIT Human Resources post-diploma program was the perfect program for me to narrow down my career goals while giving me broad exposure to the world of business through the intensive and challenging curriculum. I gained a great deal of current HR theory and practical working experience in just nine months.
Scarlett Yim, Consultant, BC Hydro. Graduate from the Human Resources Post-diploma

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I chose BCIT knowing it would open numerous doors for me in a competitive market. My education from BCIT has made me front runner for various employment opportunities. It is a great institution that I would recommend for every field of business. Sukh Randhawa, Human Resources Post-diploma grad