Human Resources Management Certificate

Start DateDurationLocationTuition
Sept 20219 months (2 days/month)Moncton$4495.00

Program/course schedule subject to change based on enrolment


The Human Resources Management (HRM) Certificate program enhances the skills and knowledge of HR professionals to help them meet the demands of the organizations in which they work. It addresses the major topics that are at the centre of the profession, presents the role of HR in an organization, and encompasses theoretical and operational aspects of HR Management.

Our face-to-face format brings you together with highly-skilled instructors and a diverse group of peers for lively, interactive sessions.


(Courses may also be taken on an individual basis but preference is given to those enrolling in the complete program.)

All courses will run from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm in Room E-1071.

Note: Due to COVID-19, courses may be offered face-to-face or virtually.

Program TopicDates
Welcome and OrientationTBD
Understanding Personalities and Team Building
Participants will  examine the benefits and risks of employee involvement strategies, explore decision making and leadership styles, and become familiar with current team facilitation methods. They will identify various personalities in the workplace, and discover the normal differences in people concerning energy source, information gathering, decision-making and lifestyle based on the current HR models.  The course will include an opportunity to practiced improved strategies for communicating, problem solving, and decision making.
Employment Law
This course is designed to familiarize participants with the legal issues relating to the employee-employer relationship and how laws impact on human resources management. Participants are introduced to laws and regulations regarding human rights, employment standards, occupational health and safety, pay equity, labour relations, diversity, and harassment.
Organizational Effectiveness and Job Design
This course outlines the relationship between organizational structures, business plans, and strategic human resource plans.  Participants will explore methods of job analysis and design, preparation of job descriptions, and the impact of behavioural considerations on job design.
Training and Development
Participants become familiar with the current issues surrounding training and development (T&D). Participants develop an understanding of the major elements of T&D including needs analysis, program design, training methods and evaluations of effectiveness of an organization's T&D initiatives.
Participants gain an insight into the importance of the socialization process as a key retention factor.  They explore human resource audit tools, the cost of losing an employee, and the components of a model orientation program.
Current Issues in HR
The role of Human Resources is changing as a result of demographic challenges, diversity in the work place, rapid development of technology, and changes in stakeholders expectations.  This course looks at two major current issues facing human resources management.
Labour Relations
This course explores the affect of unions on the human resources management environment and ways to improve union-management relations.  Participants become familiar with the structure of Canadian unions, principles related to collective bargaining, steps in negotiating a union contract, and techniques in dispute resolution.
Compensation and Benefits
This course examines current compensation and benefits management theory and practice.  Participants determine how wages and salaries are set, define advantages and disadvantages of various incentive plans, and describe major Canadian laws' relation to employee security.  Key issues related to designing pension plans are discussed and how benefits and services can be better administered is explored.
Recruitment and Selection
This course addresses the entire recruitment and selection process, from selecting appropriate recruitment methods and strategies to developing the selection process. Participants apply advertising, systematic resume screening, current selection and interview techniques and explore assessment and evaluation methodologies.
Performance Management
Performance Management is critical to meeting an organization's business goals. Participants learn the importance of employee appraisal as well as issues that influence selection of a performance appraisal system. Participants are introduced to commonly used appraisal methods and become familiar with methods for avoiding rater bias.

Additional Fees/Costs



The program is designed for HR professionals, preferably with two years’ work experience in the field, or for individuals with five or more years of work experience and an expressed interest in the HR field.

Other Info

Participant commitment:

  • Note: Due to COVID-19, courses may be offered face-to-face or virtually.
  • 18 Days of in-class instruction over a nine-month period
  • Attend weekday classes from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pre-readings, assignments, and reflective journaling (outside of class time)
  • Participation in classroom discussion and presentations

Contact Us

  • Toll free: 1-833-658-2577


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Payment of course fees is required at time of registration. We accept cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, Money Order or cheque payable to New Brunswick Community College (NBCC).

Participants must be at least 16-years old, unless otherwise noted.

Books are available at the bookstore, prices quoted are approximate. The same payment methods listed above are accepted. There are no refunds for textbooks or materials.

Withdrawal/Refunds: Requests for withdrawal from Continuing Education courses must be made within 20% of course duration. Refunds may take 4-6 weeks to process. An administrative fee may apply.

All prices include HST where applicable and are subject to change.