Undergraduate Programs
University Certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations
Regulations effective September 1, 2008

The University Certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations is offered by the Centre for Work and Community Studies. This is an integrated, multidisciplinary program of courses that examines employment relations within their social, legal, political, and economic contexts. This certificate will be of interest to trade unionists, managers, human resource specialists and individuals interested in better employment opportunities. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Students may obtain either the University Certificate Human Resources and Labour Relations or the University Certificate in Labour Studies (following), but not both. Students who have completed the former University Certificate in Labour Relations may not enrol in this program.

Students are recommended to take ENGL 255 or ADMN 233 early in their program.

Program Plans

Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.

Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program 30
  Required credits 9
  Elective credits 21
  Residency requirement. A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment
and Recognition (PLAR) credits
  General certificate regulations  
  Required Courses (9 credits)  
IDRL 312 Conflict and Accommodation* (3)
IDRL 320 Labour Relations and the Law
HRMT 322 Employment Law in Canada
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)



IDRL 312 replaces IDRL 311, a 6-credit course.
Accommodation will be made for those students
who have successfully completed, IDRL 311.



(Select 21 credits from the following)


ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition (3)
ANTH 275 Faces of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
COMM 243 Interpersonal Communications in Management (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
EDUC 301 Educational Issues and Social Change (3)
EDUC 302 Educational Issues and Social Change II (3)
EDUC 309 The Purposes of Adult Education (3)
EDUC 310 The Canadian Training System (3)
HIST 336 History of Canadian Labour (6)
HRMT All HRMT courses  
IDRL All IDRL courses  
LBST All LBST courses  
LGST All LGST courses  
ORGB All ORGB courses  
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking (3)
POEC 393 Canada and the Global Political Economy (3)
POEC/GLST 483 International Political Economy (3)
PSYC All PSYC courses  
SOCI 321 The Sociology of Work and Industry (3)
SOCI/WMST 345 Women and Work in Canada (3)
SOCI 381 The Sociology of Power and Inequality (3)

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