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Advanced Human Resource Management

Fall 2020 Delivery Mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online for the Fall semester.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
If you’ve already got some experience in HR and completed the BCIT Human Resources Management Certificate, this additional training could take your career from good to great.

Developed by industry professionals to give you the useable training BCIT is known for, this Advanced HR Management Certificate offers you a more diverse mix of courses. You’ll focus on in-depth HR topics while also broadening your understanding of business in general.

Not only does this program focus on developing you as a leader in human resources, but it also prepares you for accelerated schooling with many graduates earning their diploma in only about a year.

About the program

  • Prerequisite: the Human Resources Management Certificate
  • Specialized with mix of more detailed HR courses and business training
To learn more about how earning your advanced certificate can help propel your career, see more at the Program Details.

Who should complete the Advanced Human Resources Management Certificate?

If you’ve already earned your Human Resource Management Certificate, this program is tailored for you. Additionally, some of our students take courses in this program to maintain CHRP status or are sponsored by their employers to develop even stronger skills for on the job.

If you’re ready to enhance your HR skills, apply today at the Program Entry page.

What grads can do

With the practical learning you’ll participate in at BCIT, you’ll prepare for a successful career in human resources. The Advanced HR Management Certificate in particular gives you more opportunities for diversity in roles, including positions like HR Manager or Freelance HR Consultant.

Additionally, you’ll already have earned many credits and knowledge that you can then transfer into a diploma or bachelor’s program to accelerate further study.

Visit the Graduating and Jobs page today to see more details about the types of opportunities awaiting you after graduation.

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.

To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

The following must be completed prior to completion of the Certificate in Advanced Human Resource Management:

Recommended for success

It is recommended that prior to starting this program students have completed the following:

  • English: one of the following:
  • Math: one of the following:
    • Math 11 (C+) or
    • OPMT 0199 - Math for Business or
    • OPMT 0198 - Business Math Assessment Test

  • Mathematics Self-Diagnostic Test [PDF]
    Use this voluntary test to assess your fundamental math skills. You should be able to do this exercise in about an hour. If you score less than 20 out of 26, you should seriously consider upgrading your mathematical skills. If you find this test difficult, we recommend taking OPMT 0199 - Math for Business.

  • Work experience: previous experience in a marketing-related position will be advantageous, but is not required.

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 provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Learn more about program declaration

To submit your declaration:

  • Answer all questions completely.
  • If required, convert transcripts and 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

Your continued training in this program offers you a mix of more advanced human resources topics such as Managing Organizational Change and Strategic Human Resources Planning along with broader business knowledge such as Microeconomics and Essentials of Marketing. By diversifying your knowledge and building upon your already established HR-skills, you’ll be more prepared for an even wider range of career opportunities.

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Tuition & Fees page for information on part-time tuition fees.

Financial assistance

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


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.

Program delivery

This part-time studies program is offered on a course-by-course basis, allowing you the flexibility to complete courses in any order, provided that any required course prerequisites have been completed. Students register for each course individually and may undertake studies in any term (Winter, Spring/Summer or Fall). While you may choose the pace of your studies, all program requirements must be completed within seven years as per BCIT Policy 5103 - Student Evaluation [PDF].

Please note that some courses in this program are offered only once or twice per year, and BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses if enrolment is insufficient.

In-classroom delivery is available for most courses in the program. Some courses are also offered online.

The length of most in-classroom courses is 36 hours of classroom time, delivered over twelve sessions (e.g. one three-hour class per week), six sessions (e.g. one six-hour class per week), or five sessions (e.g. one 7.25-hour class per day). Students should schedule an additional one to two hours of independent study time for each hour of in-classroom time to complete readings, assignments and projects and to prepare for exams.

The length of most online courses is twelve weeks. Online learning students should plan to spend an average of seven-to-ten hours per week on their studies for each course.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required: (48.0 credits)
Students are required to complete the Human Resource Management certificate
2. Required Courses: (43.5 credits) Credits
Note: Each of the courses in this section must be completed to obtain the Advanced Human Resource Management certificate. Courses included in your Human Resource Management certificate cannot be credited again toward this section. To make up your credit total for this section, choose additional courses from the list of elective courses.
  BSYS 1001 Business Information Systems 1 - Office 2016 3.0
  BSYS 2051 Introduction to Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2016 for Windows 3.0
  BSYS 2061 Business Data Management with MS Access 2016 3.0
  BUSA 4800 Management Policy 4.0
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
  HRMG 3255 Labour Relations 2 3.0
  HRMG 4145 Human Resource Management Systems 3.0
  HRMG 4605 Strategic Human Resources Planning 3.0
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  OPMT 1187 Project Management Essentials 3.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
3. Elective Courses: Credits
Note: Courses included in your Human Resource Management certificate cannot be credited again towards this section. Complete the number of credits needed to achieve the overall program credit total (91.5 credits) from the following list of electives:
  BLAW 3805 Human Rights Law 3.0
  BUSA 2705 Teamwork Skills 3.0
  BUSA 2905 Managing Conflict in the Workplace 3.0
  BUSA 3015 Negotiation Skills 3.0
  COMM 2202 Business and Technical Correspondence 3.0
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  HRMG 3101 International Human Resources Management 3.0
  HRMG 3315 Measuring the Impact of Human Resources 3.0
  ORGB 2605 Managing Organizational Change 3.0
Total Credits: 91.5

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

Your career, like the business world, never stops growing. And by continuing your studies in this Advanced Human Resource Management Certificate, you’ll expand your HR techniques, and knowledge of business and organizational operations across all industries.

The Human Resource Management Certificate is a prerequisite for this program. If you have taken one or more of these courses as part of your Management Certificate in HR, your program must be modified prior to acceptance into the Advanced Human Resources Certificate program. For more information, contact Program Advising at 604-434-1610. The Certificate will be granted upon completion of an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 43.5 additional credits over and above the Management certificate in Human Resources. These 43.5 credits may not duplicate any previously credited courses.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Many graduates of this program are already working in the human resources field and are using this certificate to further their career. As a part-time student, you’ll have the opportunity to still work while you enhance your abilities, build an even stronger resume, and practice your useable training in your day-to-day responsibilities.

Some job opportunities include:
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • HR Coordinator
  • HR Administrator
  • HR Manager
  • Freelance HR Consultant
Additionally, 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, which you could earn in only about a year.

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

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

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

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

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