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Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator

Program Duration: 50 weeks

The human resources and payroll functions are essential to the success of every business. In under a year of training at CDI College, you can gain the in-demand skills you need to start a new career in this field.

Delivered online and on campus, your courses will cover fundamental human resources topics including employment law, organizational behaviour, training, compensation, and more. You'll also learn everything you need to know about Sage 50 software, bookkeping, and current accounting and payroll practices.

To solidify your new knowledge, you'll complete two real-world practicum placements. This experience will give you a competitive edge once you graduate and are ready to seek employment.

To learn more, fill out the REQUEST INFO form.

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Program Courses

BC-ORIENT - School and Program Orientation

Welcome back to school! This session welcomes you to the college, introduces you to your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff, reviews the policies and procedures related to your studies, and prepares the student for their learning experience.

BC-ITC - Introduction to Technology
This course provides information and training for using the college's learning management system, online library resources and electronic textbooks, and an introduction to the tablet technology and Microsoft Office 365 software suite. Throughout the college's programs, students utilize technology (electronic books, online library, tablet/computers), use e-mail to communicate with instructors and submit assignments, internet for research and class activities, and use MS Office software to prepare letters and resumes, reports/assignments, and presentations. Multiple resources are provided during this course for students to read and practise their skills including courses in MS Word and MS Excel.
BC-PRD - Academic Success Strategies
The purpose of this course is to optimize learning through equipping students with effective study techniques. This course also provides an introduction to personality styles that will be encountered in the workplace and allows students to practise appropriate and productive interaction between the various styles. Emphasis is placed on the types of communication that work best with each style in order to achieve a good working relationship and to manage and resolve conflicts that arise. Students are also introduced to strategies for setting personal goals, managing time, and managing the stress that results from study or work and builds on positive group dynamics and setting expectations for student success. Students will work with teams and clients in a variety of settings. Theory, practical exercises, and activities in this course attribute to these types of settings.
BCA4 - Business Computer Applications

This course presents an introductory look at the Microsoft Office 2016 productivity applications Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and the Windows environment in which they run. It covers the fundamentals of organizing files and folders, of drafting business documents, of creating presentations, and of reporting data in spreadsheets. This course relies entirely on practical hands-on activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis and obtaining feedback immediately.

EBW4 - Effective Business Writing

The workplace of the twenty-first century demands excellent communications skills. The focus of this course is on learning writing techniques that ensure effective business communication. Achieve an effective style by using precise verbs, concrete nouns, and vivid adjectives; write memorandums and e-mail messages that deliver information and make requests; write letters and memorandums that request information concisely and promote goodwill; apply skillful writing techniques in refusing requests; compose carefully planned sales letters; write letters of appreciation, congratulation, sympathy, recommendation, and introduction; write effective formal and informal reports; write a formal report including data, using tables, charts, and graphs.

BF1O - Bookkeeping and Financial Accounting I - Level 1
This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of accounting as a device for reporting business activity. It provides the student with an understanding of the underlying theory and principles of accounting. The construction of financial statements as they evolve from business transactions and records is emphasized using the rules of double-entry bookkeeping. In addition, adjusting journal entries and everyday transactions for both service and retail businesses are recorded coupled with the preparation of basic financial statements. Students will have a clear grasp on the introduction to accounting; financial statements and accounting transactions; analyzing and recording transactions; adjusting accounts for financial statements; and completing the accounting cycle and classifying accounts.
BF2O - Bookkeeping and Financial Accounting II
The focus of the level 2 course is on the Merchandising sales, Inventories and Cost of Sales, Accounting Information Systems, Receivables, and Payroll. The use of special journals and subsidiary ledgers in an accounting system coupled with methods of recording and managing retail inventories are examined. Journalizing of payroll entries is included along with recording the purchase and amortization (depreciation) of fixed assets as well as intangible assets.
CAA4-OL - Computerized Accounting I with Sage 50 Level 1
This course provides a practical introduction to Sage 50 Accounting. Students learn how to set up a computerized accounting environment and record transactions in the General, Payable, and Receivable ledgers by working with a variety of business simulations.
CAB4-OL - Computerized Accounting II with Sage 50

This course will build on what was learned in Computerized Accounting I with Sage 50 Level I. Students will learn how to set up payroll and Inventory, record payroll and inventory, set up budgets, and reconcile accounts by working with a variety of business simulations.

P1104 - Payroll Compliance Legislation
By the end of this course, students will be able to: describe payroll’s objectives and stakeholders; identify an employer/employee relationship; apply federal and provincial legislation to payroll including: The Canada Pension Plan, The Employment Insurance Act, The Income Tax Act, Employment Standards legislation, Worker’s Compensation Acts and Quebec-specific legislation; and communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders.
P1204 - Payroll Fundamentals I
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals I, students will be able to: calculate regular individual net pay; calculate non-regular individual pay; calculate termination payments; complete a Record of Employment (ROE); and communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements to various stakeholders.
P1304 - Payroll Fundamentals II
By the end of Payroll Fundamentals II, students will be able to: calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial, and third party stakeholders; prepare accounting documentation for payroll; complete year-end documentation; and communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting, and year-end requirements to various stakeholders.
HRPC100 - HRPC Practicum I – Accounting and Payroll (5 weeks)

This module is for course credits but has no grade. Students will be placed in actual work paces related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee for the five weeks in order to gain the valuable “real world” experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.

B1075R - Customer Relations and Interpersonal Skills
In business, as in other interpersonal contact, the impression formed in the first 10 to 15 seconds is crucial to the success of the relationship. The importance of the customer and of customer relations to business success is examined through case studies and role-playing. Students will learn relevant theories of human behaviour and how they may be applied to improve customer relations.
H1104 - Introduction to Human Resources

This module will introduce students to the role of the Human Resources officer and assistant, the expectations placed on the Human Resources department, and the ethical and legal issues relevant to Human Resources. In this course, you will learn the aspects of effective management of human resources in today’s business environment. The strategic role and importance of human resources management is explored with emphasis on employment law, job design, planning, recruitment and selection. Employee training is also covered as well as performance management and appraisal.

H1004 - Organizational Behaviour

This course explores the basics of organizational life, including the relationship between organizational form, the individuals who work in it, and the structures of performance. Key components will be the understanding of power, ethics, leadership, and management within organizational life. Individual and team performance will be evaluated and aspects of human psychology and values assessed. Theories of motivation and leadership will be identified and the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to organizational control explored.

H1404 - Compensation and Benefits

An organization’s compensation system can have a major impact on its success, but the most effective compensation system may be very different from one organization to the next and may even differ over time for the same organization. However, if there is no single compensation system that fits all organizations, this makes life very complicated for those who manage organizations. This course explores a systematic framework for identifying and designing the compensation system that will add the most value to the organization.

H1504 - Training and Development

This module helps students understand the role and importance of training and development within an organization. Skills taught include needs analyses, designing a training program, conducting performance appraisals, and working within an existing training and development framework to maximize staff training potential. 

H1704 - Employment Legislation

This course deals with common law legal principles and statutes that govern the employment relationship. Students will explore issues relating to employment law and the employment relationship from the perspective of managers, employees and human resource professionals. The course will provide an essential understanding of basic Canadian law: our legal system, contracts and torts as they relate to employment law. There will also be detailed study of those areas of law that relate directly to the employment situation: human rights, privacy, employment standards legislation, occupational health and safety and termination of employment. These topics will be discussed in relation to the hiring process, rights and obligations during the period of employment and termination and postemployment considerations.

BC-H1800 - Privacy and Confidentiality

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the contemporary Canadian workplace with regards to organizational obligations around the use, collection and disclosure of personal information. This module will provide the student with an overview of the applicable privacy and confidentiality legislation with a focus on how it applies to a Human Resources department. Students will gain an insight into the various acts and legislation that govern privacy and confidentiality at both a provincial and federal level.

CES4 - Career & Employment Strategies

This course looks at the planning, preparation, execution, and follow-up stages of an interview: how people find jobs; employer expectations; presenting an enthusiastic attitude; focusing on the right job; transferable skills; the job interview; effective resume preparation; cover and thank you letters; effective telemarketing; tapping the hidden job market; handling objections; job search management; self-confidence and self-esteem building; mock interviews (video-taped); and individual counselling and coaching.

HRPC200 - HRPC Practicum II – Human Resources (5 weeks)

This module is for course credits but has no grade. Students will be placed in actual work paces related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee for the five weeks in order to gain the valuable “real world” experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.

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Darren, a graduate of the Accounting & Payroll Administrator program, said the program gave him hope for the future. 

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