If you want a career as a Human Resource Professional, this is your program. The BCIT Human Resource Management diploma program is perfect for individuals who want to improve a corporate culture, increase employee productivity, and create great places to work. You will create performance management policies, employee compensation packages, hiring selection criteria, and employee onboarding and retention programs. Graduates can immediately apply their human resource skills in numerous industries. The Human Resource Management diploma can also be completed Part-time. Individuals who already have a degree or diploma may qualify for the nine month full-time advanced placement degree/diploma entry program.
If you think this program is for you, please begin the application process early to increase opportunities for acceptance. We begin reviewing applications in January for the following September.
First and foremost - in the first year of the two year program, you will learn the basics of business! Courses include Business Math, Economics, Accounting, Organizational Behaviour and Business Information Systems as well as an introductory course in Human Resource Management. These courses are essential to your success as an HR Professional who works at the interface of people and business.
In the second year of the diploma, you will take more advanced business courses in Finance, Strategy and Consulting skills and will focus on all functional areas of Human Resources including:
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.
This program stretches your capacity to learn, develops your time management skills, all the while providing you with the opportunity to learn about the many facets of Human Resource Management.
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 opportunity to pursue human resource consulting activities.
When you graduate, your former classmates become part of your professional network.
Once you have earned your Diploma, you can continue on and complete our BBA program in as little as 1 year (three terms).
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When applying for advanced placement, you must submit the Course-by-Course Self-Assessment form [PDF] with your online application.
For more information about eligibility requirements and the application process, please download the Human Resource Management Advanced Placement Guide [PDF].
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