Regulations effective September 1, 2015.
The University Certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations is offered by the Centre for Social Sciences. 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.
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.
|Total credits in the program||30|
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.||15|
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits||15|
|No preparatory (100-level) courses will count towards this program|
General certificate regulations
|Required Courses (9 credits)|
Introduction to Labour Relations
|IDRL 320||Labour Relations and the Law
|HRMT 322||Employment Law
|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.
|Electives (15 credits)|
|Note: A minimum of 6 credits must be selected from the courses in HRMT and/or IDRL.|
|ACCT 253||Introductory Financial Accounting||(3)|
|ACCT 355||Cost Analysis||(3)|
|ANTH 275||Faces of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||(3)|
|CMIS 245||Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)||(3)|
|CMIS 351||Management Information Systems||(3)|
|COMM 243||Interpersonal Communication||(3)|
|COMM 277||Group Communication||(3)|
|COMP 361||Systems Analysis and Design||(3)|
|ENGL 255||Introductory Composition||(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)|
|PHIL 333||Professional Ethics||(3)|
|PSYC 200||Introduction to Career Development||(3)|
|PSYC 300||Theories of Career Development||(3)|
|PSYC 305||The Career Development Portfolio||(3)|
|PSYC 310||Learning and Instruction||(3)|
|PSYC 401||Learning Through Life||(3)|
|PSYC 405||Creating a Working Alliance||(3)|
|SOCI 300||How Humans Organize: From Primary Groups to the World Wide Web||(3)|
|SOCI 301||Social Statistics||(3)|
|SOCI 332||Women and Unions||(3)|
|SOCI 345||Women and Work in Canada||(3)|
|SOCI 381||The Sociology of Power and Inequality||(3)|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2015 to Aug. 31, 2016.
Updated July 15 2016 by laurab
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