With the shifts in today’s businesses, laws, and practices, there’s a steady need for qualified, trained human resources professionals, and that’s good news for you. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that gives you flexibility to work in almost any industry across the world, the BCIT Human Resources Management certificate gives you the practical, usable skills you’ll need to embark on a new career.
Program delivery mode: in person and online options
- Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
About the program
- 15 courses to completion
- Options include online and distance learning
Learn more about how this certificate program prepares you to begin your HR career in the Program Details.
Who should complete the Human Resources Management Certificate?
Many successful students in this program already hold a liberal arts degree and are looking to focus their careers in human resources.
This program might be right for you if:
- You’re looking for a clear path to begin a career in human resources
- You enjoy working with a variety of people
- You perform well in a team
- You are flexible and enjoy new challenges every day
Apply to begin your training today on the Entrance Requirements page.
What grads can do
You’ll find the BCIT certificate program for Human Resources Management is one of the fastest, easiest ways to begin your career in HR. With the practical, hands-on learning that has given BCIT such a renowned name in the industry, you’ll graduate with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to begin your own successful career.
Learn more about the opportunities awaiting you on the Graduating and Jobs page.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Bring your own device
Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.
For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.
Important Updates to Part-time Studies
With approximately 90% of your courses focusing on human resource skills, your training at BCIT is one of the best ways to prepare for work in the field. These courses give you the industry-related knowledge and hands-on training that you’ll need as part of your day-to-day work as a human resources professional.
Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.
By choosing the BCIT Human Resources Management certificate to help begin your career, you’ll be choosing one of the best ways to ensure your career success immediately upon graduation and far beyond.
The courses you’ll take in this program give you the most current training in issues and skills needed for today’s human resources professionals. By focusing heavily on HR-specific training that matches the Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation exams (CPHR), you’ll get the hands-on learning you’ll need to land and perform well in your new job immediately.
Your heavy focus on human-resources skills and issues helps prepare you quickly for the exciting career options in the field. Through your training at BCIT, you’ll be prepared for work here in British Columbia and across the world. The job prospects for HR professionals are steady with positions available across virtually all industries.
Some job opportunities include:
- HR Generalist
- HR Coordinator
- HR Administrator
Additionally, while many students choose to begin their careers immediately upon graduation, you might choose to broaden your career skills and education by transferring your course credits toward other part-time studies programs within the Business Administration department, such as the diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources Option.
The BCIT Human Resource Management Certificate part-time program is accredited with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) British Columbia and Yukon. If you graduated from this program after February 1st, 2012 you may be eligible to pursue the CPHR designation and apply for exemption from writing the National Knowledge Exam. CPHRs are at the forefront of their field, and the CPHR designation will help to set you apart as a recognized HR professional.
Eligibility requirements: Students must be members of CPHR BC & Yukon and graduate from BCIT’s Human Resource Management Certificate program after February 1, 2012 and complete all courses in Section 1 and 2 plus one elective of the current course matrix and have achieved an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 70%. Please note: BUSA 4800 Management Policy is required and FMGT 1100 Accounting 1 cannot be substituted for FMGT 1152 Accounting for the Manager. For more information visit CPHR BC & Yukon’s website which includes information about how to claim exemption, fees and deadlines.
Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
If you have other program questions that are not answered on the program pages, you need help with a course in which you are currently enrolled, or the waitlist, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Business Administration
604-451-6780 | Richard_Miles@bcit.ca
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