Red Deer College now accepting applications for new Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate

Date posted: 
Tue, 04/11/2017
The Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate is a new credential in Alberta, and Red Deer College is proud to begin offering this innovative learning opportunity in August, 2017. 
Upon successful completion of this 12 month blended learning certificate, graduates will have the knowledge and practical skills to work as a Human Resources professional in a variety of settings.  It will also prepare learners for the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.
“This program focuses on fundamental Human Resource policies, standards of professional practice as well as promoting health, safety and wellness and strategies to improve company culture, productivity and morale,” explained Darcy Mykytyshyn, Dean of the Donald School of Business at Red Deer College.  “It is an excellent opportunity for someone with a degree who is looking to get into the human resource field or as a way to further their career with additional training”. 
The program, which is currently exclusive to Red Deer College, is offered in a flexible delivery format with a mix of online learning and four executive weekends at RDC’s downtown campus.  “We designed this program to give learners the best of both worlds and the flexibility that a working professional requires,” shared Mykytyshyn. 
Applications are now open for the first intake of students and Dr. Paulette Hanna, Vice President of Academic says Red Deer College is proud to offer a new program that is responding to the needs of central Alberta.  “At RDC we are always looking for new opportunities that are relevant to the needs of our community and provide our students with practical, hands on learning that they can use to further their careers.  I believe the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate will assist in all of these areas”.
The Human Resources Graduate Certificate program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. This is a training program that helps new and existing employees grow their skill set to succeed in a demanding labour market. Current or future employers may be eligible to take on a trainee through the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. For additional information on the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, please visit
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Erin Forbes
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