Become a capable HR pro who fosters productivity and satisfaction
The Business Administration – Human Resources Program prepares you to join a Human Resources department in a business, non-profit organization or governmental agency. As an HR pro, it will be your responsibility to choose the right people to fill positions, provide top-notch training for them and make sure they are paid fairly. And that’s just the beginning of the challenges you'll face in this important role.
The Sheridan Business Administration – Human Resources Program devotes the first year of study to helping you acquire the foundational skills you need to succeed in any business administration career. The second year of the Human Resources college program delivers hands-on training in vital HR skills through:
- Role playing activities
- Internet research assignments and classroom presentations
- Guest speaker presentations
- Simulated negotiation situations
You'll gain knowledge of the latest trends in organizational behaviour, human resources planning and employment law. In addition, you'll learn to work as part of a team on projects and learn how to use the most current business software including PeopleSoft and SuperHR information management systems.
Sheridan’s HR diploma program equips you to:
- Recruit top quality applicants
- Compensate employees correctly
- Manage workplace health and safety issues
- Provide outstanding training programs for employees
- Retain top performers
- Handle an organization’s downsizing or workforce reassignment
- Deliver feedback and coaching that improves performance
- Understand and use HRIS – Human Resources Information Systems
The program includes nine courses required by the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA) as a step toward certification as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). Students achieving an average of 70% on the nine courses with no mark under 65% meet the coursework requirement to write the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). In order to be granted the CHRP in Ontario individuals must take the nine courses, pass the NKE and document three years experience in HR; to qualify to write the NKE applicants must have a degree.
Throughout the program, you'll be encouraged to build your personal network within the HR field, by attending events planned by the Human Resources Interscholastic Council. This student-led group organizes activities throughout the year to promote the HR profession and provide interaction with human resources practitioners.
If you enrol in the three-year HR Co-op advanced diploma program, you'll have the opportunity to undertake a co-op education working for three paid terms in a program-related position. Co-op experiences provide real world experience so valued by employers and enhance the training you receive in the classroom.
Taught by Outstanding Educators
Every professor in our department is an outstanding teacher and most have extensive real world experience in human resources. All are very active in the local HR community and the Human Resources Professionals Association.
Each year awards totaling more than $3,000 are earned by outstanding Human Resource students.
When you graduate from the three-year Business Administration Human Resource program, you may be eligible to enter an accelerated degree program at Lakehead University, Northwood University or Ryerson University among others.
The Business Administration – Human Resources Program is offered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, Ontario, and the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.
The Cooperative Education program will only be offered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, Ontario.