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Main Programs and Courses Business Programs Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator

Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator

In any successful business, the most valuable commodity is people. Students with training in human resources and payroll are needed in every type of business, across every area of specialization.

 

Do you enjoy working with people and creating comradery in the workplace? Take the next step in your professional development and embark on an exciting new career in human resources and payroll.

 

Hands-On Human Resources Training

 

Vancouver Career College’s Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator diploma program offers hands-on courses in organizational behaviour, compensation and benefits, training and development, employment legislation, payroll fundamentals, and more.

 

Before you graduate, become an expert in identifying and resolving payroll discrepancies, verifying and reconciling transactions, advising on the benefits of training and development within an organization, and much more. Graduates from this program are also eligible to access the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Payroll Compliance Practitioner Program (PCP).

 

200 Hours of Work Experience Placements

 

The program is divided into two components – human resources and payroll – so before you graduate, complete two five-week practicum placements in both an accounting and payroll environment and a human resources department.

 

Complete this program in class, by distance education, or through a combination of in-class modules and distance training.

 

Admission Requirements

High school graduation or equivalent* OR mature student status**.

*From an English language teaching institution.

**19 years of age upon starting classes, and pass College’s admissions test.

 

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


This program is 50 weeks in length.
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Audit Clerk
  • Tax Return Preparer
  • Benefits Officer
  • Pay and Benefits Clerk
  • Payroll Officer
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Personnel Officer
  • Recruitment Specialist

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Vancouver Career College graduates speak to the supportive and hands-on learning experience they had. 

Program Courses
BC-ORIENT / School and Program Orientation

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
The first component of this course is designed to introduce students to basic computer literacy through familiarization with the components that make up a computer. Students will also look at the Windows operating system to learn how to manage a computer on a regular basis. The second component of this course will teach the basic skills required to work with a variety of business documents including the following MS Office Products Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The third and final component is designed to introduce students to considerations for living online. Students will look at what the Internet is and how email has made a huge impact on communicating with others, as well as look at how to find information on the Internet and avoid risk to personal security while online.
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.
BF2O / Bookkeeping and Financial Accounting - Level 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.
BF1O / Bookkeeping & Financial Accounting Level I
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.
CAA4 / Computerized Accounting with Sage 50 Level I
Students transfer their knowledge from Accounting Fundamentals and learn how to apply these concepts in a computerized environment using Sage 50. Some topics covered in this module include setting up a computerized accounting system, computerized journals and ledgers, income statements and balance sheets, as well as customer accounts.
CAB4 / Computerized Accounting with Sage 50 Level II
Students transfer their knowledge from Accounting Fundamentals and learn how to apply these concepts in a computerized environment using Sage 50. Some topics covered in this module include setting up a computerized accounting system, computerized journals and ledgers, income statements and balance sheets, as well as customer accounts.
P1104 / Payroll Compliance Legislation
By the end of this course, students will be able to: describe payrolls 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, Workers 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 nonregular 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 enddocumentation; and communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to various stakeholders.
HRPC100 / HRPC Practicum I - Accounting and Payroll

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 behavior 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.
H1004 / Organizational Behaviour
In this module, students will be introduced to the concepts of individual and group behaviour, the challenges of the workplace environment, how to manage groups and teams, how to maximize efficiency in the workplace, and how to manage change.
H1404 / Compensation and Benefits
This module provides students with a background in developing and administering a compensation program. Students will learn how to choose an effective compensation program, how to understand the impact of the compensation program on staff, and how to affect change in the compensation structure.
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 module gives student a background in the Employment Standards Act and Human Rights legislation.
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 and Employment Strategies

In addition to learning career-oriented skills, students learn how to get a job in their chosen profession. Our Employment Services department will assist the graduate in resume writing, as well as preparing for job interviews. Our staff is sensitive to current job market trends and the needs of employers in each local market. Our graduates receive guidance and training to use career tools that help job seekers build a better resume and cover letter, manage an online portfolio, hone interviewing skills, and develop a personal brand online. Students will have the use of a computer lab which has unlimited Internet access, as well as job search resources. Facilitators will also be made available to advise on job finding resources, interview skills and techniques and to carry out mock interviews. This course also 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 and the hidden job market
-Transferrable skills
-Thank you letters
-Effective telemarketing
-Handling objections, self-confidence, and self-esteem
-Individual counselling and coaching 

HRPC200 / HRPC Practicum II - Human Resources

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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