Online, part-time: Earn your Certificate in less than 2 years of online study.
York University’s flexible, interactive online program helps you develop a rich network of peers while enjoying the convenience of learning at your preferred location. Study at times that fit your schedule as long as you complete the assignments on time.
This format was designed to make our program accessible to those working full-time, or those who may not be able to complete the courses on a full-time basis.
- Courses may be completed according to your schedule; there is no “live” requirement.
- You will go through the Program with the same group of people, allowing for a deeper peer-learning experience.
- You will know when each course is scheduled at the beginning so you can plan accordingly.
- Courses will not be cancelled, so you can complete on time.
- You will get an extra break in the summer to relax and recharge.
- You should expect to allocate six to nine hours per week to complete your work.
- Final exams will be done online from the comfort of your home on the last Sunday of the course.
- The courses are interactive and include case studies, weekly discussions, group work, videos, simulations, and narrated audio and video presentations.
Human Resources Management
This course introduces you to the basic principles and concepts of human resources management, and provides a context for the challenges facing HR managers in contemporary Canadian organizations. You are given opportunities to identify organizational problems, and to prescribe and implement corrective actions.
Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
Explore individual and group behaviour as it impacts performance in organizations and guides management thinking today. You will learn to recognize, analyze, and suggest solutions to organizational problems as an HR manager. Topics include motivation, communication, decision-making, leadership and structural issues.
Introduction to Accounting – Analysis & Use of Financial Information
Examine the concepts, language, and uses of financial accounting, management accounting, and finance; and examine their interrelationships. You will explore financial statements used inside and outside of the enterprise, and how this information impacts a manager’s day-to-day decisions.
Investigate a topic that impacts everyone in Canada. Learn to analyze and apply concepts of industrial relations from both a national and workplace context.
Occupational Health and Safety Management
Explore the broad field of occupational health and safety management within the context of the healthy workplace. You will investigate hazard management, Canadian OHS legislation, safety programs, and current issues within the OHS field.
Human Resources Planning
Develop an understanding of the personnel planning process, including the needs, methods, uses, and risks, and future trends in human resources planning. This course will provide a general overview of common approaches in the field of Human Resources Planning, and will help you understand the planning processes used by HR professionals as part of an organization’s overall strategy.
Recruitment, Selection and Performance Appraisal of Personnel
Learn about the issues and procedures used in the recruitment, selection and performance appraisal of employees. This course discusses measurement issues, methods, and procedures of recruitment, screening, testing, interviewing, performance appraisal, and hiring decision-making.
Training and Development
Understand the role and function of learning and development in organizations, and how employee learning contributes to an organization’s success. You will explore the corporate training process of needs analysis, objective setting, program design, adult education, equity in training, methods and evaluation, learning initiatives such as mentoring, coaching and leadership development, and the role of stakeholder.
Learn about the objectives of compensation and how to manage compensation programs within an organization. Explore issues such as wage and salary determination, incentive systems, and benefits and services. This course will reflect a mix of research and practice.
A Human Resources Management certificate is well worth the investment, both for career prospecting and career satisfaction.
Online Certificate in Human Resources Management
Domestic and international student tuition is $6,525 (HST exempt).
Installment Plan Policy
The School of Continuing Studies allows students in certificate programs the option of paying in two or more installments. You must pay the initial deposit as stated below and then you may make any number of online payments that you choose, provided that you pay the entire balance before the stated due date. Students opting for the installment plan will also be charged a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee of $125 that is due at the time of registration. The following are the details of the installment plan policy according to the Online Certificate in Human Resources Management (Part-time):
- The first payment of $1450 is due at registration with each of three instalments due at the start of the subsequent terms. For example, for online students beginning in Winter 2018, payment 2 would be due on April 1, 2018, payment 3 would be due August 1, 2018 and payment 4 would be due February 1, 2018. For online students beginning in Summer 2018, payment 2 would be due on August 1, 2018, payment 3 would be due February 1, 2018 and payment 4 would be due April 1, 2019.
- Customized payment plans may be available to align to employer policies but are not available for individuals. For further information please contact the Registrations Coordinator at 416-736-5616.
- A student that fails to make installment payments as required will not be permitted to continue in the program.
- There must be a 90% overlap in content and curriculum, and the same number of hours as the courses offered in SCS’s program.
- The courses must be at the university level (from an accredited academic institution) with a grade of B or better. College equivalents will not be considered.
- All submissions must be sent in writing to SCS’s Program Manager along with:
- An official transcript outlining the course completed
- The contact hours
- The final grade
- The official transcript (sealed)
Full course outlines must also be submitted that contain:
- The full course description
- Learning objectives
- Assessment and reading materials
- Weekly content covered
Please note that incomplete packages cannot be reviewed.
This is a direct enrolment program. Simply register for the program online.
This certificate is designed for adult learners from all walks of life and educational backgrounds. To qualify for admission into this program, you must be:
- a mature student (over 21 and out of school for at least 2 years with no significant post-secondary education); OR
- have successfully attended at least a year of college or university; OR
- otherwise be eligible for admission to the University
If you’re not sure, contact us so that we can talk with you about your specific situation.
You should be making every effort to meet York University’s General Academic Regulations, as well as each of your courses’ requirements. This includes attendance, assignments, and tests/exams. We understand, however, that unforeseen circumstances arise that may force you to miss an exam. If that’s the case, you must contact your instructor before the scheduled exam date by email. Please include your full name, student number, and the reason for your absence in the message. You must also provide valid documentation (i.e., a doctor’s note, death certificate, court/legal documentation, etc.) immediately following your return before alternative arrangements can be made. Please note that valid documentation has to be applicable to the assessment date.
Like our students, York University instructors work hard to make it to every class on time. However, should he or she be forced to cancel your class due to an absence, you will be notified via email as soon as possible by SCS. Instructor absences will also be posted on the course website on the Moodle learning management system in the course announcements section. Upon the instructor’s return to class, make-up class details will be discussed.
Students are not permitted to record lectures or take pictures without the consent of instructors and/or fellow students. We ask that students not post course content on external websites. Students who are registered with Accessibility Services and have accommodations approved for recording lectures are permitted to do so with the instructor’s knowledge.
If you have a concern regarding an assignment, midterm exam, etc., you should first meet with the instructor to discuss the situation. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, only then should you contact the Program Manager.
Students have the option of coming to York University’s Keele Campus to write their final exams with their peers or use the services of a virtual proctoring company called B Virtual: – http://bvirtualinc.com/
The final exam on schedule can be found in the course outline.
Online proctoring allows a student to take their exam online from a quiet and distraction-free location, typically their home. B Virtual’s certified online proctors help students schedule their exam, test their technology components, and successfully complete their online exam while at home. The various benefits include the convenience of taking the online exam without having to travel to a testing center location . The cost per exam per course is approximately $30-35 US which is not included in student tuition.
Remember, it is your responsibility to contact the Program Manager to discuss accommodations* and procedures related to alternative examinations, or your course Instructor in cases of missed coursework, within 48 hours of the originally scheduled test/exam. Unfortunately, failure to do so will result in a grade of zero (0) on the coursework/exam, and no further consideration will be granted.
Note: Supporting documentation will be required, but will not ensure approval of accommodation(s).
SCS works in partnership with York University’s Counselling & Disability Services and the Office of the Registrar to support alternate exam and test accommodation services for students with disabilities at the Keele campus. Please submit any Alternate Exam and test requests at least three (3) weeks in advance of the scheduled test dates. Requesting an Alternate Exam or answers to frequently asked questions can be found at Academic Accommodation, School of Continuing Studies
Students with sufficient academic grounds may request that a final grade or an assignment in a course be reappraised. To start the process, please complete a Grade Reappraisal Request. Next, contact the Program Manager to discuss the grade received, and to request a re-review of a specific submission. He or she will select an appropriate instructor to look at the work in question, and will maintain anonymity of both the student and the reappraiser. Please note that a request for a grade reappraisal may result in the original grade being raised, lowered, or confirmed. Non-academic grounds are not relevant for grade reappraisals.
Student evaluations of both courses and Instructors is an invaluable tool that we use to modify our programs based on your feedback, and we ask all students to participate in these anonymous evaluations either in-class or online.
You can access the student portal on our main website landing page at this link: Student Portal You will need your student ID as well as your password to access the portal. Once final grades are submitted to the SCS office and approved, they will appear on your personal student record. SCS does not provide official grade letters. If you require a letter confirming your attendance in the Program, please contact our Registrations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Grade||Grade Point||Per Cent Range||Description|
|E||1||(marginally below 50%)||Marginally Failing|
Definitions of Grading Descriptions
- A+ Exceptional. Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques and exceptional skill or great originality in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
- A Excellent. Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with a high degree of skill and/or some elements of originality in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
- B+ Very Good. Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with a fairly high degree of skill in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
- B Good. Good level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with considerable skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
- C+ Competent. Acceptable level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with considerable skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
- C Fairly Competent. Acceptable level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with some skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
- D+ Passing. Slightly better than minimal knowledge of required concepts and/or techniques together with some ability to use them in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
- D Barely Passing. Minimum knowledge of concepts and/or techniques needed to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
- E Marginally Failing.
- F Failing.
Income Tax receipts will be available online on the SCS website in February. You can access Tax Receipts on the student portal on our main website landing page at this link: Student Portal You will need your student ID as well as your password to access the portal. Please refer to the income tax guide for allowable deductions.
Please contact the Program Manager if you wish to transfer to another session. Transfer requests may only be granted for documented medical reasons.
The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to withdraw or cancel programs/courses, and students will receive a full refund of fees paid. The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to alter fees, other charges, and course dates, times, locations, and/or instructors. Please note that the SCS is not responsible for travel cancellation charges that students may incur.
|Ancillary and Service Fees|
|Withdrawal Fees for certificate programs||$100.00 per course|
|Continuing Studies Student Record Fee||$ 15.00 (plus HST)|
|Exam/assignment duplication fee||$ 15.00 (plus HST)|
|Returned cheques||$ 25.00|
|Installment fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)||$ 125.00 **|
|Certificate replacement fee||$ 52.00 (plus HST)|
Part-time Programs (Online)
Please complete the Withdrawal Request Form and email it to email@example.com.
- If you withdraw 7 calendar days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a 75% refund of program tuition instalment and no academic penalty.
- If you withdraw between 6 calendar days prior to the start of the program to 14 calendar days after the start of the program, you will receive a 50% refund of program tuition instalment and no academic penalty.
- No refunds will be issued after the first 14 days of the program.
Notice of withdrawal will be printed on the Official Income Tax Receipt.
If you are an SCS student and require a copy of your Student Record, please access the Student Portal (you will need your student ID as well as your password to access the portal) and click on the Grades link .
If you do not pass a course that has a pre-requisite (achieve a final grade below 50% or D) you will not be permitted to continue in the Program. You will have to repeat that course with another cohort. Please note that the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) requires students to successfully complete all courses in the program with an overall average of 70% with no one final course mark being less than 65% to be eligible to write the knowledge exam for the CHRP designation.
All students are expected to familiarize themselves with the following information, available on the Senate Committee on Curriculum & Academic Standards webpage: http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/policies/index-policies.html
- Academic Honesty
- Ethics Review Process for research involving human participants
- Course requirement accommodation for students with disabilities, including physical, medical, systemic, learning and psychiatric disabilities
- Student Conduct Standards
- Religious Observance Accommodation
In the spirit of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), York University and SCS work to ensure that instructors and participants acknowledge and respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information that may be presented in the context of instruction. Instructors will document the amount of personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in their sessions, and will ensure that all identifying personal information is omitted from all written documents. To maintain privacy, students should not bring or share personal or other confidential files or records with the class. We are committed to protecting your privacy and your financial security, and we do this in several ways:
- Your credit card information is never received or stored by our system. Only your financial institution has access to your credit card information.
- Your Student Portal is password-protected. To access any personal and academic information, you must enter your username and portal password.
- Students and instructors are expected to maintain a professional relationship characterized by courtesy and mutual respect.
- It is the instructor’s responsibility to maintain an appropriate academic atmosphere in the classroom.
- The instructor will decide whether such an atmosphere is no longer present in a class, and is trained to take appropriate steps to return to a professional environment.
If you feel that this policy has been violated, you should notify your instructor as soon as possible. You may be asked to provide a detailed written description of the complaint to the instructor. The instructor may take measures they feel are appropriate to resolve the issue and/or may forward the complaint to the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) for review. Please refer to the full policy document on the York University website at: http://www.yorku.ca/scdr/ Please find the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities here: http://www.yorku.ca/oscr/pdfs/CodeofRightsandResponsibilities.pdf
If the University is open, then classes will be running. If the University is closed, then classes will not be running. Any missed classes will be rescheduled. University Closures/Class Cancellations: (416.736.5600 OR www.yorku.ca) While this is rare, weather and/or other emergencies do occur that require us to suspend our operations. While every effort will be made to contact students, this is not always possible. If you are unsure of whether the course is running, please call the University’s weather/emergency information line, or check the SCS Twitter feed.