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Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Associate Certificate 7610acert

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.

Launch a rewarding career in human resources (HR) with BCIT’s Associate Certificate in Human Resource Management. Employers rely on HR professionals for their knowledge and expertise with regard to workforce planning and talent management, employee engagement and labour relations, training and development, and health and wellness.

This program will fast-track your entry into the high-demand HR field and place you on a pathway to career success. Continue on by laddering your associate certificate into BCIT’s Certificate in Human Resource Management and deepen your technical expertise in HR, while broadening your business management knowledge and skills. Along the way, earn your Chartered Professional in Human Resource (CPHR) designation and become a well-rounded HR professional.

About the program

  • 7 courses to completion
  • Covers most functional knowledge areas for the National Knowledge Exam® (NKE) for the CPHR designation.
  • Ladders into the BCIT Certificate in Human Resource Management and the Diploma in Business Administration – HR option. Continue on and earn your Bachelor of Business Administration through BCIT.
  • Can be completed entirely online, in-classroom at BCIT’s downtown Vancouver and Burnaby campuses, or with a combination of online and in-classroom courses.
  • Courses are taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors who are industry professionals.
  • Employers value BCIT’s applied, job-ready approach to education and training. It’s the BCIT advantage that sets our graduates apart from the pack. Learn more about this associate certificate in the Program Details.

Who should apply for the Human Resource Management associate certificate?

The Associate Certificate in Human Resource Management is right for you if:

  • You’re ready to launch your career in HR or are seeking to move from entry-level to administrative and professional-level HR positions
  • You’ve been working in HR and want to earn a formal credential to position yourself for career advancement
  • You’re a frontline supervisor or manager who implements HR practices, policies and programs
  • You are a university graduate who wants to acquire specialized HR knowledge to enhance your employability
  • You are preparing for the National Knowledge Exam® (NKE) for the CPHR designation
  • You want a pathway to a diploma and degree

Ready to begin your associate certificate? Learn more on the Program Entry page.

Interested in obtaining the CHRP designation? For information, visit the CPHR Canada website or the website of the Chartered Professions in Human Resources British Columbia & Yukon, which is the grantor of the CPHR designation in BC and the Yukon.

What grads can do

The Human Resource Management associate certificate will set you on the path to a rewarding HR career. Graduates of this program will be prepared for positions such as the following:

  • HR Assistant/Administrator
  • HR Advisor
  • Labour Relations Assistant
  • Staff Training Coordinator
  • Recruitment Assistant/Advisor

Graduates can deepen their technical expertise in HR and broaden their business management skills by laddering the associate certificate into the Certificate in Human Resource Management. If you intend to obtain your CHRP designation and have not completed a bachelor’s degree, you can continue on to BCIT’s part-time Diploma in Business Administration – HR option, and then to BCIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

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. Declarations 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.

International applicants

This program is not available to international students. View available programs

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

Tuition fees

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


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 matrix

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1. Required Courses (20.0 credits): Credits
  HRMG 3105 Human Resource Management Fundamentals 4.0
  HRMG 3205 Labour Relations 1 3.0
  HRMG 3305 Recruitment and Selection 3.0
  HRMG 3505 Training and Development 3.0
  HRMG 4405 Total Compensation Strategy 3.0
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
2. Complete 3.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BLAW 3905 Employment Law 4.0
  HRMG 2805 Workplace Health & Safety 3.0
Total Credits: 23.0

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

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

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 2017-2019 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2016-2018 graduates and for Degree 2015-2017 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

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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