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Certificate of Accomplishment | CE0101

The Payroll Specialist program is offered in partnership with the National Payroll Institute. Within this program, the ADP Workforce Now® Payroll Technology Practicum micro-credential course provides insight into the critical part of a payroll practitioner’s development plan, as it provides hands-on experience with a leading payroll and HR technology platform in Canada. The ADP Workforce Now® platform is used by many payroll professionals. By the end of the Payroll Specialist program, students will have the skills to apply their knowledge to implement end-to-end payroll administration using ADP Workforce Now.  The skills and understanding you build in this simulated payroll environment will be beneficial to you to use in other payroll systems as well. 

Learners who successfully complete micro-credentials will automatically receive a digital badge while they are working towards the completion of their certificate. 

Prerequisite(s): HPCP 211, HPCP 210, HPCP 212, HPCP 311 or equivalent courses 

Registration Note: 

In addition to registration and payment of tuition to Humber College for HPCP 214 (required course for the Payroll Specialist program), learners must register and pay the National Payroll Institute’s applicable fee (s) for the Payroll Technology Practicum course. Registration forms complete with payment, must be submitted to National Payroll Institute no later than two weeks prior to the course start date in order to ensure timely access to the Institute’s Learning Management System. An invitation email will be sent to you to access the LMS platform. For more information visit http://www.payroll.ca/ or email certification@payroll.ca 

Curriculum

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Course Name 2024/2025 Academic Year 2025/2026 Academic Year
Compulsory May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
HPCP 214: Payroll Technology Practicum
Please choose one of the following Elective
HPRO 101: Professional Communication
HPRO 102: Effective Collaboration
HPRO 103: Project Planning
HPRO 104: Business Case Basics

Compulsory Courses

HPCP 214 Payroll Technology Practicum
  Start Date: September 2024  

The Payroll Technology Practicum – ADP Workforce Now micro-credential, part of the Payroll Specialist program, is offered in partnership with the National Payroll Institute. The Payroll Specialist program provides learners who have completed the required courses within the Payroll Compliance Practitioner program an opportunity to take the theory learned in the program and apply in the ADP Workforce Now® platform. The program is also designed for professionals to gain or enhance competencies that are valued by employers and aid in career advancement. 

Learners who successfully complete micro-credentials will automatically receive a digital badge while they are working towards the completion of their certificate.

Courses can be taken independently or concurrently. Courses are offered in a blended format. Learners are required to have access to a computer and the internet.

Prerequisite(s): HPCP 211, HPCP 210, HPCP 212, HPCP 311 or equivalent courses

Registration:

In addition to registration and payment of tuition to Humber College for this course, learners must register and pay the National Payroll Institute’s applicable fee(s). Registration forms complete with payment, must be submitted to National Payroll Institute no later than two weeks prior to the course start date in order to ensure timely access to the Institute’s Learning Management System. An invitation email will be sent to you to access the LMS platform. For more information visit http://www.payroll.ca/ or email certification@payroll.ca

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Please choose one of the following Elective Courses

HPRO 101 Professional Communication
  Start Date: July 2024  

Successful completion of the Professional Communication micro-credential demonstrates the earner can communicate with intention and effectiveness when using common workplace mediums.

Learner Outcomes:

Module 1: Powerful Presentations

  • Develop a structured story for a particular audience and purpose
  • Demonstrate consistent and considered basic visual literacy
  • Deliver a 5-10 minute oral presentation with clarity and pacing

Module 2: Effective Email and Chat Messages

  • Choose the appropriate medium for a message
  • Consider who needs to be included and in which category (to, cc, bcc)
  • Create a clear subject line
  • Use appropriate language, tone and signature for intended audience
  • Apply basic visual literacy skills to create a scannable message 
  • Use if/then statement(s) to provide clarity on next steps

Module 3: Productive Meetings

  • Convey a clear purpose for gathering
  • Develop an agenda that realizes the meeting’s goal(s)
  • Communicate attendee roles and responsibilities

Module 4: Inclusive Communication

  • Demonstrate awareness of diversity and inclusion through intentional selection of imagery and wording
  • Plan opportunities for inclusive participation in presentations, emails and meetings
  • Adjust digital body language to communicate across differences in gender, generation, and culture

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HPRO 102 Effective Collaboration
  Start Date: July 2024  

Successful completion of the Effective Collaboration micro-credential demonstrates the earner can interact with others, despite challenging contexts, to accomplish shared goals.

Learner Outcomes:

Module 1: Self Awareness

  • Identify and understand how your personal communication style impacts conversations and teamwork

Module 2: Managing Conflict

  • Handle a confrontational situation effectively by influencing people through language that is inquisitive and empathetic

Module 3: Difficult Conversations

  • Use rapport, matching tactics, and open-ended questions to build better relationships with your boss, peers and direct reports
  • Understand why having uncomfortable conversations is a crucial success factor at work

Module 4: Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • Engage a growth mindset to accept feedback well, and act on it
  • Effectively deliver feedback to others

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HPRO 103 Project Planning
  Start Date: May 2024  

Successful completion of the Project Planning micro-credential demonstrates the learner can create a project plan by summarizing the relationships between scope and cost and by illustrating schedule expectations using a Gantt chart and milestones. 

Learner Outcomes:

Module 1: Formal planning practices

  • Employ stakeholder analysis to determine who is involved in the project and who will judge its success
  • Identify and integrate project constraints into planning activities
  • Document project objectives, stakeholder expectations and the measures of success in the form of a ‘project charter’
  • Decompose high level requirements into their component parts

Module 2: Defining the scope-of-work

  • Document the outputs of decomposition in a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Estimate time and cost at the work package level
  • Document estimates and related information in a WBS Dictionary

Module 3: Budgeting time and cost

  • Create a bottoms-up budget
  • Develop a project schedule using dependency analysis
  • Indicate scheduled milestones on a Gantt chart

Module 4: Reporting

  • Complete a one-page project plan for stakeholder review

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      HPRO 104 Business Case Basics
        Start Date: May 2024  

      Successful completion of the Business Case Basics micro-credential demonstrates the earner can create a business case that displays clear purpose, structure, evaluation of options and an informed recommendation.

       

      Learner Outcomes:

      Module 1: Purpose, structure and problem definition

      • Apply the pyramid-of-writing concept to a business case
      • Approach a business case using the 4 steps of decision-making
      • Identify the problem a business case is intended to solve for
      • Capture highlights of background information for use in a business case

      Module 2: Identifying options

      • Identify the decision drivers around which the comparison of options will revolve
      • Define the success of a business case in terms of summarizing what stakeholders are expecting from a case
      • Identify options that should be considered as possible solutions

      Module 3: Comparing options

      • Determine appropriate financial and operational metrics for use in comparing choices
      • Compare different options for forecasting their pros and cons
      • Identify risks that, if they were to occur, would alter the forecasts of pros and cons
      • Write conclusions that follow from the forecasting and related risks

      Module 4 – Writing a Recommendation

      1. Write a recommendation in support of the best option
      2. Explain the reasoning behind the recommended choice
      3. Describe the steps to be taken if the recommended choice is accepted
      4. Prepare an executive summary

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