Distance Education Diploma Programs


Human Resources Administration

Job opportunities are expected to grow by 11% between 2006 and 2016.

Average Salary $34,132


Training time: 52 weeks

Start a career in Human Resources Administration

Are you a people person? A keen problem solver? A team player whom everyone looks up to? If you are, then you are already on your way to becoming a specialist in Human Resources. You just need a recognized diploma to get you there.


HR Personnel play a dynamic and strategic role in any business. From sourcing and hiring staff, to retaining and developing expert employees, you will play an integral part and act as the focal point of the business.  Human Resources Administrations assist personnel officers and human resources specialists compile, maintain, and process information relating to staffing, recruitments, training, labour relations, performance evaluations and classifications.

HR assistants support HR staff by gathering employee information and files for their review, answering phones and taking notes during departmental meetings. They post job openings, gather resumes and applicant information and schedule interviews.

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Human Resources Administration

Human Resources Administration Diploma Program

Includes all of these courses:

Discovering the Internet Course
Human Resource Procedures Course
Keys to Success Course
Microsoft Word 2013 Course
Microsoft Access 2013 Course
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Course
Payroll Accounting Course
Microsoft Windows 8 Course
Microsoft Excel 2013 Course
OH&S Course
Management of Human Resources Course
Business Communication Course
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Program Cost:
$9,990

MDE Provides Flexible Training and Quick Online Courses that Lead to Real Jobs

If your aim is to work in any of these fields, then THIS program is for you:

  • HR Recruiting Representative
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Labour Relations Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Payroll and Benefits Administrator
  • Pension Administration Clerk
  • Training Assistant

Detailed Content

MDE programs contain practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Each lesson introduces fundamental skills followed by practice exercises to help you apply the material you've learned, and testing to ensure you've learned the objectives.

Business Communication

Learn to write the correspondence needed to successfully communicate in an office setting - writing clear, concise sentences is the foundation for preparing excellent memos, emails, letters and reports.

You will learn to use non-verbal communication to your advantage; non-verbal communication is estimated to make up 80 to 90 percent of our overall communication. Dress, gestures, tone of voice and facial expressions all play a role.

In today's work environment, there are several challenges to effective communication such as increased use of technology, increased global competition, increased quality emphasis and customer focus, and increased focus on legal and ethical problems. You will learn to overcome these challenges to become capable competent communicators!

An added advantage to completing your course via distance education is that you will learn important "soft skills" that employers seek in their best employees such as organizational skills, time management skills, independence and self-discipline.

Discovering the Internet

This course is an introduction to using the Internet and the World Wide Web.  Learn to find information, communicate with others and conduct business.  Explore a wide range of topics such as; connecting to the Internet, navigating a Web page, online communications, and protecting your computer from viruses.

Email is one of the most popular features of the Internet. Explore elements of an email, email etiquette, learn how to review an incoming email and to compose and send an email.

Once you have mastered the basics, you will then learn to get more out of the Internet. Learn to shop online, manage your personal finances, research topics, play online games, and find information on news, sports and weather!

Human Resource Procedures

Human resources administration is the administration and management of the people within an organization. A strong foundation in human resource skills is not just for those working in HR roles– all employees can benefit from studying practices and procedures in human resources.

You will gain an understanding of the key responsibilities in human resources; planning and recruitment, career development, employment equity, performance management, serving as agents of change, offering advice, formulating policies, ensuring compliance, establishing reward plans, and labor relations.

You will also gain the added advantage of learning the “soft skills’ employers seek out in their best employees, such as, self-discipline, organization, time management and multi-tasking.

Keys to Success

You will gain the ability to get the most out of your professional development training by learning to take efficient notes, listen actively, communicate effectively, problem solve, make decisions, and prepare for a test or exam.

You will learn to be successfully intelligent. Successfully intelligent thinking is balanced thinking that incorporates thinking practically, creatively and analytically. Developing a balanced set of thinking skills and knowing when and how to use each of them gives you power in learning.

Management of Human Resources

Human resources administration is the administration and management of the people within an organization. A strong foundation in human resource skills is not just for those working in HR roles– all employees can benefit from studying practices and procedures in human resources.

You will gain an understanding of the key responsibilities in human resources; planning and recruitment, career development, employment equity, performance management, serving as agents of change, offering advice, formulating policies, ensuring compliance, establishing reward plans, and labor relations.

You will also gain the added advantage of learning the “soft skills’ employers seek out in their best employees, such as, self-discipline, organization, time management and multi-tasking.

Microsoft Access 2013

Microsoft Access is a powerful database software, enabling you to create, query, and maintain databases. Organizations and individuals benefit from storing data in a database and using Access to manage the database. One of the major advantages is the capability to easily find the answers to questions and queries.

You will learn to enter, sort, or delete data or use special features to design and use custom forms and professional looking reports.

Microsoft Excel 2013

Learn Excel by creating and formatting a workbook; working with formulas and functions; creating charts, tables, and PivotTables; managing multiple workbooks; and developing an Excel application.

Excel spreadsheets create an efficient environment for manipulating and analyzing data. Spreadsheets are especially useful for inventory, accounting, client lists or other business needs.  You will learn to record and organize data in spreadsheet form, and then manipulate and analyze that data using functions, charts and graphs.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

You will learn to create well-designed presentations using slides layouts, placeholders, themes, transitions, and animations.

PowerPoint has extensive and easy to use formatting and editing features, which enables you to organize information into powerful presentations. You can also use PowerPoint to create transparencies, paper printouts, slides, and handouts to aid you with your presentation.

You will learn to make slides that contain text, images, clip art, movies, audio, graphs, and tables.

Microsoft Windows 8

Expand your understanding of Windows 8 through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead.

Windows 8 introduces a brand new way of interacting with computers and mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.  The new interface, which includes tiles, charms, and apps, will revolutionize how people work.

This course will teach the new interface and approach in a way that is easy to learn; exposing you to real-world examples and procedures preparing you to be a skilled operating system user upon completion.

Windows 8 can be customized to fit your individual needs. You will learn skills to use in your personal and professional life such as; to customize desktops, to install hardware and software, to manage folders, to perform advanced searches, to create a document, to save pictures, and to play a music file.

Microsoft Word 2013

This course covers Word 2013 and teaches via step by step video tutorials. You will learn to create, edit and format documents; creating MLA-style research papers; working with tables; using advanced page layout techniques; working with graphics; performing a mail merge; and collaborating with others.

Explore concepts such as changing document settings, creating letterhead, editing and formatting tables. You‘ll learn to create, review, and publish important documents; sharing them in print, through e-mail, and on the web.

OH&S

No matter what type of business or industry you work in, there’s a need for safety practices and procedures. Every year in Canada, many preventable workplace accidents occur. All workers are equally responsible to help prevent these accidents from happening.

Why wait for bad things to happen? Prepare for today.

This Occupational Health and Safety Course will explain employer and employee rights, explore roles and responsibilities as well as examine OH&S Legislation in jurisdictions throughout Canada.

Payroll Accounting

The largest expense incurred by most companies is the salary and benefit expense.  This course will prepare you to perform basic payroll accounting procedures for a given company.

Gross pay is the total compensation earned by an employee; however, it is not the amount of pay a person takes home. Payroll deductions must be applied. Some deductions are mandatory and some are voluntary.  Examples of mandatory payroll deductions are Income Tax, Canada Pension, and Employment Insurance; while voluntary payroll deductions can be for charity, insurance or pensions.  After these deductions are calculated, an employee is left with their net pay - the amount the employer must pay the employee.

Lessons You Will Learn

Lesson 1: Setting the Stage for Effective Communication
Lesson 2: Choosing the Right Words
Lesson 3: Developing Sentences and Paragraphs
Lesson 4: Developing Listening Skills
Lesson 5: Planning and Organizing Business Messages
Lesson 6: Using Technology to Improve Communication
Lesson 7: Formatting Business Messages
Lesson 8: Messages that Promote Good Will
Lesson 9: Messages for Inquiries and Requests
Lesson 10: Claim and Adjustment Messages
Lesson 11: Persuasive Messages
Lesson 12: Order, Credit and Collections Messages
Lesson 13: Developing Memos and Memo Reports
Lesson 14: Creating Press Releases, Letters to Public Officials
Lesson 15: Constructing and Presenting Reports
Lesson 16: Preparing Meeting Communications
Lesson 17: Starting the Employment Process
Lesson 18: Selling Yourself to Employers
Lesson 1: Into the Internet
Lesson 2: Browsing the Web
Lesson 3: Searching the Web
Lesson 4: Communicating Online
Lesson 5: Getting More Out of the Internet
Lesson 1: The Strategic Role of Human Resources Management
Lesson 2: The Legal Environment
Lesson 3: Designing and Analyzing Jobs
Lesson 4: Human Resources Planning and Recruitment
Lesson 5: Selection
Lesson 6: Orientation, Training, and Career Development
Lesson 7: Performance Appraisal: the Key to Effective Performance Management
Lesson 8: Establishing Strategic Reward Plans
Lesson 9: Employee Benefits and Services
Lesson 10: Occupational Health and Safety
Lesson 11: Fair Treatment: The Foundation of Effective Employee Relations
Lesson 12: Labour Relations, Collective Bargaining, and Contract Administration
Lesson 1: Welcome to Post-Secondary Career
Lesson 2: Values, Goals, and Time
Lesson 3: Learning How You Learn
Lesson 4: Analytical, Creative, and Practical Thinking
Lesson 5: Reading and Information Literacy
Lesson 6: Listening and Note Taking
Lesson 7: Memory and Studying
Lesson 8: Test Taking
Lesson 9: Diversity and Communication
Lesson 10: Wellness and Stress Management
Lesson 11: Managing Money
Lesson 12: Careers and More
Lesson 1: The Strategic Role of Human Resources Management
Lesson 2: The Changing Legal Emphasis
Lesson 3: Designing and Analyzing Jobs
Lesson 4: Human Resources Planning and Recruitmnet
Lesson 5: Selection
Lesson 6: Orientation and Training
Lesson 7: Performance Management
Lesson 8: Strategic Pay Plans
Lesson 9: Employee Benefits and Services
Lesson 10: Occupational Health and Safety
Lesson 11: Managing Employee Separations
Lesson 12: Labour Relations
Lesson 13: Managing Human Resources in a Global Business
Lesson 1: Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction
Lesson 2: Querying a Database
Lesson 3: Maintaining a Database
Lesson 4: Creating Reports and Forms
Lesson 5: Multiple-Table Forms
Lesson 6: Advanced Report Techniques
Lesson 7: Advanced Form Techniques
Lesson 1: Creating a Worksheet and a Chart
Lesson 2: Formulas, Functions and Formatting
Lesson 3: Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis
Lesson 4: Financial Functions, Data Tables, and Amortization Schedules
Lesson 5: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks
Lesson 6: Creating, Sorting, and Querying a Table
Lesson 7: Creating Templates, Importing Data, and Working with SmartArt, Images, and Screen Shots
Lesson 1: Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures
Lesson 2: Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt
Lesson 3: Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation
Lesson 4: Creating and Formatting Information Graphics
Lesson 5: Collaborating on and Delivering a Presentation
Lesson 6: Navigating Presentations Using Hyperlinks and Action Buttons
Lesson 7: Creating a Self-Running Presentation Containing Animation
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Windows 8
Lesson 2: File and Folder Management
Lesson 3: Personalizing Windows
Lesson 4: Connecting to the Internet
Lesson 5: Working with the Windows Desktop
Lesson 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with Pictures
Lesson 2: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources
Lesson 3: Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table
Lesson 4: Creating a Document with a Title Page, Lists, Tables and a Watermark
Lesson 5: Using a Template to Create a Resume and Sharing a Finished Document
Lesson 6: Generating Form Letters, Mailing Labels, and a Directory
Lesson 7: Creating a Newsletter with a Pull-Quote and Graphics
Lesson 1: Glossary & Introduction
Lesson 2: The Department, The Division, and The Act
Lesson 3: Employer, Employees, and Safety Officers: Roles and Responsibilities
Lesson 4: OH&S Responsibilities for Organizations
Lesson 5: Workers’ Rights – The 4 R’s
Lesson 6: Information Regarding OH&S Legislation in Other Provinces
Lesson 1: Payroll Accounting

Certification

Certification exams for this program include:

What You Get

You receive all of this and more with your education

What's Included

What You Can Expect

  • Microsoft Specialist Certification Exam Vouchers
  • Practical hands-on exercises that reinforce critical skills
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned into context
  • Simulation tutorials
  • Unlimited Support