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Human Resource Management

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.

About the program

  • 2-3 years, part-time
  • 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 Program Entry 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.

Program Entry

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:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and also provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Read more about program declaration requests

BCIT accepts only complete program declarations. To declare this program:

  • Answer all questions completely prior to submission.
  • If required, convert transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
Declare Now

Upon approval, a program plan letter will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

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


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.

Program matrix

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1. Business Fundamental Courses (21.0 credits): Credits
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
  COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
  ECON 1150 Economic Issues 3.0
  HRMG 3105 Human Resource Management Fundamentals 4.0
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
  FMGT 1100 Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 1152 Accounting for the Manager 3.0
2. Technical Human Resource Management Courses (22.0 credits): Credits
  BLAW 3905 Employment Law 4.0
  HRMG 2805 Workplace Health & Safety 3.0
  HRMG 3205 Labour Relations 1 3.0
  HRMG 3305 Recruitment and Selection 3.0
  HRMG 3505 Training and Development 3.0
  HRMG 4155 Performance Management 3.0
  HRMG 4405 Total Compensation Strategy 3.0
3. Complete 6.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BLAW 3805 Human Rights Law 3.0
  BUSA 1305 Supervisory Skills 3.0
  BUSA 2705 Teamwork Skills 3.0
  BUSA 2905 Managing Conflict in the Workplace 3.0
  BUSA 3015 Negotiation Skills 3.0
  BUSA 4800 Management Policy 4.0
  HRMG 3101 International Human Resources Management 3.0
  HRMG 3255 Labour Relations 2 3.0
  HRMG 3315 Measuring the Impact of Human Resources 3.0
  HRMG 4145 Human Resource Management Systems 3.0
  HRMG 4605 Strategic Human Resources Planning 3.0
  ORGB 2505 Interpersonal Skills 3.0
  ORGB 2605 Managing Organizational Change 3.0
Total Credits: 49.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

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

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.

In completing the Human Resource Management Certificate, a student can cover 100% of the competencies for the CPHR knowledge exam, provided they use BUSA 4800 – Management Policy and HRMG 3315 – Measuring the Impact of Human Resources as the 6 credits of electives.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

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.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2016-2018 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2013-2015 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Kim Petkov
Program Assistant - Business Administration
604-432-8860 |

Richard Miles
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Business Administration
604-451-6780 |

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
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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Change to English Requirement

The BCIT School of Business is committed to setting up our students for success in the courses and programs that they undertake. Beginning in the Spring / Summer 2019 term, students registering in School of Business part-time courses will need to provide information to verify that they meet BCIT's minimum English language requirements and have successfully completed any required course prerequisites. Find out more.