Location
Start Dates

  • August 29, 2019
  • January 07, 2020
  • May 04, 2020
  • September 01, 2020
Duration

2Terms

Course Delivery

  • In Class
  • Hyflex
  • Combined Online
Tuition & Fees

Domestic: CAD $5,128
International: CAD $15,326
Estimated Book Costs: CAD $1,200

An optional four-week international work experience term is available after the second term (course fees, airfare, accommodations, visa and other costs are required). This work experience only runs during the Spring term. Learners intending to take this work experience must take HMSV3998.

Program Description

Get ready to lead. Build upon your expertise from your health or human services diploma or degree. This post-diploma certificate combines business courses with specialized health and human management electives. An integrated approach to prepare you to advance your career to new levels.

 
Delivery options

This post-diploma certificate is flexible to meet your learning needs and lifestyle. Course delivery times and options are varied to give you choice, including in-class daytime, weekends, evenings, and condensed; combined online (a mix of real time and any time); and hybrid (you choose throughout the term the best ways for you to connect to the material). You can complete the program in two terms or up to three years. You can start the program any term (Fall, Winter, or Spring). You choose what works best for you.

 
Potential careers in health and human services management

Graduates could work in health or human services agencies, non-profit organizations, private businesses, and government units in the following roles: 

Career Career
Executive director Assistant director
Director Program manager
Program coordinator Assistant manager
Team coordinator Team leader
Case manager

Course Listings Request More Information
International Learner Applicants

International Education
North Campus – Third Floor
international@bowvalleycollege.ca
403-410-3476

Domestic Applicants

Prospective Student Centre
South Campus – Main Floor
info@bowvalleycollege.ca
403-410-1402


Admission Requirements

Academic requirements
  • Diploma or degree in health or human services
  • Equivalencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis for applicants only
English language proficiency requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should see the English language proficiency requirements page for details.

Course Listings Request More Information
International Learner Applicants

International Education
North Campus – Third Floor
international@bowvalleycollege.ca
403-410-3476

Domestic Applicants

Prospective Student Centre
South Campus – Main Floor
info@bowvalleycollege.ca
403-410-1402

Course Listing


Curriculum subject to change. For a list of required textbooks, please click here 

Term 1

Required CoursesCredit

The central theme of the course focuses on the relationship between thinking, human behaviour, and organizational effectiveness. Opportunity is provided for learners to experience incidental learning as they evaluate their own behaviour. Learners explore how concepts and ideas pertaining to human behaviour can transform self, relationships, and the workplace.

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

The focus of this course is on the importance of aligning human resources practices with organizational strategies and employment acts. Learners identify and discuss trends in workplace health and safety. Additionally, the role that the human resources functional processes, practices and programs have in creating an engaged workforce is developed and reflected on.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Career ElectivesChoose Three (3)(not all courses available each term):

This course focuses on the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviours for appropriate and effective intercultural communication in diverse workplaces. Learners explore the importance of a global and ethnorelative perspective linking the concepts to their lived experiences. Areas of focus include cultural influences on communication, conflict styles, self-awareness, acculturation, and Indigenous worldviews.

Course Delivery

This course focuses on the skills needed to develop effective programs for health and human services. Learners examine the process and methods of program design and evaluation. Areas of focus include program design principles, understanding social problems, needs analysis, selecting the appropriate intervention strategies, setting goals and objectives, designing effective programs, and program data collection and analysis.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Hyflex A course delivery mode that allows learners to choose at any given time throughout the course their preferred method of participation by attending scheduled in-class sessions, attending scheduled online audio/video sessions, working through course materials posted online, or by combining these methods as they wish. Scheduled exams may be required. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Fundraising and grant writing are essential skills in management for health and human services. This course takes an applied focus to raising funds from various sources. Learners examine a variety of fundraising strategies with an emphasis on grant-writing. Learners apply tools and strategies for fundraising objectives through for example, case study analysis and writing and critiquing grant proposals.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Leaders in health and human services need to have the skills and knowledge to manage change within their professional roles, whether imposed by circumstances or self-initiated. In either case, leaders must address the needs of clients, staff, and colleagues to optimize opportunities and anticipate challenges. In this course, learners examine change in the context of health and human services organizations and create a comprehensive change management plan.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Using foundational theory, research, and evidence-based practice, this course examines common mental health conditions and the role of the health and human services manager in addressing the complex needs created by those conditions for colleagues, clients, families, and the community. Through learning activities and the application of knowledge, learners gain specialized mental health strategies, approaches, and skills needed to support those either in the workplace or associated with the workplace.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

This course examines the concepts of common chronic illness while focusing on managing chronic conditions and maintaining quality of life. Learners apply the current evidence-informed principles in chronic illness prevention and management, program facilitation, and program evaluation.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course explores the complex pathological processes of dementia. Learners examine how the individual with dementia is affected by their environment. Through theory and evidence-informed practice, learners gain knowledge and skills needed to support individuals, families, and their communities in coping with dementia.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Policy creates the structure for the delivery of health and human services. Through the lens of the social determinants of health, learners examine the origins and formation of policy and how policy is influenced by politics, interest groups, and advocacy. In addition, learners consider how a health and human service manager works with policy or influences policy change.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course examines the history, risk factors, and current policy and practice responses to homelessness in Canada. Learners critically explore determining factors and the relationship between homelessness and other social issues. Learners apply theory and evidence in the design of potential interventions and solutions to address homelessness within the health and human service sectors.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Case managers advocate, design, and support high quality client care within the health and human services sectors. Case managers collaborate with other professionals, individuals, their families and communities in the planning of care. This course examines the different professional perspectives and responsibilities for the integration, coordination, and collaboration of services.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Managers in health and human service settings face critical issues impacting practice and leadership. Learners identify and research current issues and trends within the health and human service sectors. Learners critically evaluate and professionally communicate approaches toward the resolution of issues through the use of a variety of theoretical perspectives as well as ethical and legal considerations.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

This course provides health and human service managers with an understanding of the relationship between research and their specific field as well as how research may inform their professional practice. In this course, students identify the key components of the research process, consider qualitative and quantitative research methods, and explore ethical considerations for health and human service research. Students critically evaluate relevant research to determine its applicability and how it may be utilized in their work.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course focuses on the field of early childhood education and development, where pedagogy evolves through research informing the delivery of curriculum. Learners explore current and emerging practices
regarding leading, supporting, and mentoring educator teams through the introduction of new methods, learning resources, and materials.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

This course explores the role of a health and human services manager when working alongside or within the structure of the Canadian health system. The roles and responsibilities of the different levels of government, including the importance of legislation such as the Canada Health Act, regulations, and guidelines are discussed. Through an analysis of contemporary issues the strengths, limitations, and potential gaps in services in the Canadian universal health system are explored.

Course Delivery

Leaders who facilitate International service learning experiences require competencies in cultural intelligence, global thinking, and community building. In this course, learners develop skills in transformational and ethical leadership to balance the needs of service learning participants while prioritizing and assessing the needs of the community.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Term 2

Required CoursesCredit

This course focuses on financial management fundamentals that support organizational growth. Learners apply financial and managerial accounting concepts in planning, organizing, evaluating, and decision-making in the context of real-world situations. Learners explore how financial principles, financial statement analysis, cost analysis, variance analysis, and budgeting impact organizations.

Learners are recommended to complete the Business Math Skills Self-Assessment (https://bowvalleycollege.ca/schools/chiu-school-of-business/MSA) prior to taking this course.

Anti-requisite: FNSR2201 or ACCT2201

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

With today's dynamic business climate and diverse workforce, there is increasing demand on managers to engage employees, think critically, and be adaptive. This course introduces learners to the multifaceted roles of managers within an organization through theory and practical application. While analyzing and critically reflecting on the functions of management, learners have the opportunity to connect key concepts with their own professional practice.

Course Delivery
Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Career ElectivesChoose Two (2)(not all courses available each term):

This course focuses on the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviours for appropriate and effective intercultural communication in diverse workplaces. Learners explore the importance of a global and ethnorelative perspective linking the concepts to their lived experiences. Areas of focus include cultural influences on communication, conflict styles, self-awareness, acculturation, and Indigenous worldviews.

Course Delivery

This course focuses on the skills needed to develop effective programs for health and human services. Learners examine the process and methods of program design and evaluation. Areas of focus include program design principles, understanding social problems, needs analysis, selecting the appropriate intervention strategies, setting goals and objectives, designing effective programs, and program data collection and analysis.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Hyflex A course delivery mode that allows learners to choose at any given time throughout the course their preferred method of participation by attending scheduled in-class sessions, attending scheduled online audio/video sessions, working through course materials posted online, or by combining these methods as they wish. Scheduled exams may be required. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Fundraising and grant writing are essential skills in management for health and human services. This course takes an applied focus to raising funds from various sources. Learners examine a variety of fundraising strategies with an emphasis on grant-writing. Learners apply tools and strategies for fundraising objectives through for example, case study analysis and writing and critiquing grant proposals.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Leaders in health and human services need to have the skills and knowledge to manage change within their professional roles, whether imposed by circumstances or self-initiated. In either case, leaders must address the needs of clients, staff, and colleagues to optimize opportunities and anticipate challenges. In this course, learners examine change in the context of health and human services organizations and create a comprehensive change management plan.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Using foundational theory, research, and evidence-based practice, this course examines common mental health conditions and the role of the health and human services manager in addressing the complex needs created by those conditions for colleagues, clients, families, and the community. Through learning activities and the application of knowledge, learners gain specialized mental health strategies, approaches, and skills needed to support those either in the workplace or associated with the workplace.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

This course examines the concepts of common chronic illness while focusing on managing chronic conditions and maintaining quality of life. Learners apply the current evidence-informed principles in chronic illness prevention and management, program facilitation, and program evaluation.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course explores the complex pathological processes of dementia. Learners examine how the individual with dementia is affected by their environment. Through theory and evidence-informed practice, learners gain knowledge and skills needed to support individuals, families, and their communities in coping with dementia.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Policy creates the structure for the delivery of health and human services. Through the lens of the social determinants of health, learners examine the origins and formation of policy and how policy is influenced by politics, interest groups, and advocacy. In addition, learners consider how a health and human service manager works with policy or influences policy change.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course examines the history, risk factors, and current policy and practice responses to homelessness in Canada. Learners critically explore determining factors and the relationship between homelessness and other social issues. Learners apply theory and evidence in the design of potential interventions and solutions to address homelessness within the health and human service sectors.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Case managers advocate, design, and support high quality client care within the health and human services sectors. Case managers collaborate with other professionals, individuals, their families and communities in the planning of care. This course examines the different professional perspectives and responsibilities for the integration, coordination, and collaboration of services.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Managers in health and human service settings face critical issues impacting practice and leadership. Learners identify and research current issues and trends within the health and human service sectors. Learners critically evaluate and professionally communicate approaches toward the resolution of issues through the use of a variety of theoretical perspectives as well as ethical and legal considerations.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

This course provides health and human service managers with an understanding of the relationship between research and their specific field as well as how research may inform their professional practice. In this course, students identify the key components of the research process, consider qualitative and quantitative research methods, and explore ethical considerations for health and human service research. Students critically evaluate relevant research to determine its applicability and how it may be utilized in their work.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

This course focuses on the field of early childhood education and development, where pedagogy evolves through research informing the delivery of curriculum. Learners explore current and emerging practices
regarding leading, supporting, and mentoring educator teams through the introduction of new methods, learning resources, and materials.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

This course explores the role of a health and human services manager when working alongside or within the structure of the Canadian health system. The roles and responsibilities of the different levels of government, including the importance of legislation such as the Canada Health Act, regulations, and guidelines are discussed. Through an analysis of contemporary issues the strengths, limitations, and potential gaps in services in the Canadian universal health system are explored.

Course Delivery

Leaders who facilitate International service learning experiences require competencies in cultural intelligence, global thinking, and community building. In this course, learners develop skills in transformational and ethical leadership to balance the needs of service learning participants while prioritizing and assessing the needs of the community.

Course Delivery
Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required. In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components.

Career Electives 2Choose one(1)of the following:

This course focusses on the total rewards package that includes compensation, benefits, and monetary or non-monetary rewards. The importance of aligning the organizational strategy with the total rewards package forms the foundation for this human resource functional area. Alberta legislative acts are researched. Practical experience with the process of job evaluation and connecting performance standards to the compensation plan are explained. Trends in compensation are researched.
Prerequisite: HRES2201

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

This course examines the legal rights, responsibilities and obligations of employers and employees within the workplace. A framework of employment law is reviewed throughout the recruiting, hiring, performance managing, promoting and the terminating of employees. Laws pertaining to Human Rights, Employment Standards, Workers' Compensation, Equity in the Workplace and Privacy are researched, as human resource professionals must learn to assess risks and to evaluate options that reduce potential liability. Trends are analyzed about social media in the workplace.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Labour Relations examines the history of industrial relations and unions within Canada and, specifically, analyzes union-management roles and relationships within the Alberta workplace. Learners explore the role of human resources within a union environment and the relationship with key stakeholders such as unions, employees, employers, and governments. The collective bargaining process, which includes the negotiation of articles within a collective agreement, is reviewed. An exploration of trend analysis will include changes in workplace demographics, work arrangements, and globalization.
Prerequisite: HRES2201

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) articulates an organization's purpose, values, and concerns for society. This course examines concepts and practical approaches successful companies use to integrate CSR strategies with the needs of business and how they evolve their strategies as business needs change.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

This course explores both the creation of an entrepreneurial venture as well as the development of an innovative, entrepreneurial and team approach to business. Learners are challenged to develop an entrepreneurial mindset through engagement in a process that includes identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, testing business model attribute hypotheses, and presenting an entrepreneurial opportunity. Working through this process builds awareness of the experiences an entrepreneur will have in practice.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Combined Online A course delivery mode that combines elements of any-time and real-time activity. Learners will be able to participate partly at times of their own choosing and are also required to participate in some scheduled online learning activities. Scheduled exams may be required.

Learners are introduced to concepts aimed at providing a solid foundation of marketing principles and the role marketing plays in business. Emphasizing a holistic approach, learners have the opportunity to analyze and apply the marketing mix. Key concepts include product, price, placement, and promotion (4Ps), the Integrated Marketing Communications Mix (IMC), market research, and consumer behaviour.

Course Delivery
In Class A course delivery mode where learning activity is scheduled and takes place in a classroom or similar setting at a college facility. May include lecture, laboratory, and seminar components. Any-time Online A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Program FAQs

You can take the program either full-time or part-time. Full-time and part-time learners can choose both in-class or online options for their course selections (we will not offer all courses each semester). The full-time delivery is suited to graduates who wish to earn the certificate in two semesters (approximately 30 weeks) of study. Part-time delivery is best suited to those who would like to take up to three years to complete the program. 

You can take the program through a variety of in-class and/or online options. If you are working full-time, you can choose both in-class and on-line courses that work with your schedule. 

There are four mandatory business courses that all learners must complete. Learners also choose one business elective and five health and human service electives.

The Academic Advising Centre can help students with course selection after they have been admitted to the program. 

Yes, many of the electives are offered through Open Studies. However, departmental approval is required before a learner can register. The selection of courses changes each semester. See the Open Studies page for more information.

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