Humber Corporate Education Centre

Property Management

Certificate of Completion | PROP_MGT_CC

Humber College, in co-operation with The Institute of Housing Management (IHM), presents a certificate program for those engaged in the management of and operations of publicly and privately owned residential and institutional buildings.

Today's market is very competitive and there is a greater need for accredited property managers. The Property Management program provides a forum for the acquisition and dissemination of information that will help those involved in managing operations; developing and designing buildings; or to those providing equipment, products or services to the industry; ensuring that training programs, compatible with identified needs, are available to the industry and accrediting property management professionals.

Receipt of the certificate qualifies you to become a candidate of IHM, and is the first step toward achieving the designation AIHM (Accredited Member of the Institute of Housing Management).

Admission Requirements:  There are no prerequisites to this program.  Register and pay for courses individually.

Certificate Criteria:  5 compulsory courses, 1 elective

NIHM 201 Property & Building Administration

This course is designed to provide insight into the functions of management in the administration of residential property management services. Topics include: business management, legislative requirements, customer service strategies, rent-geared- to-income, insurance/liability, collection procedures, management information systems, building start-up and take over, and marketing/advertising rental units.

NIHM 202 Strategic and Financial Planning for Property Managers

This course is designed to provide a complete review of the accounting process and principles, the managerial use of accounting and financial statements and their analysis and budget preparation procedures for property managers. In addition, the techniques and approaches for establishing and organizing objectives and implementing strategies will be discussed. Topics will include: the accounting cycle, revenue and expenditure forecasting, establishment of operating and capital budgets, monitoring, controlling and reconciling budgets, the audit process, mission statements, goals and objectives, implication strategies, target dates and review schedules and operational reviews.

NIHM 203 Human Relations for Property Managers

Property Managers must develop the analytical and behavioural skills related to the supervision of employees. They also interact with tenants, owners, sub-contractors and the general public. Topics will include decision making, leadership, delegation, team building, motivation, coaching, performance evaluation, discipline, personnel procedures, recruitment, public relations, client/tenant services, owner/board liaison and business ethics.

NIHM 204 Building Maintenance for Property Managers

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of maintenance management services, for those involved in the property management sector or a related field. It will give a general overview of the management systems, such as the principles of residential construction, building science, blueprint reading, specification writing, managements' responsibility for the management of life safety systems, contract management, and the impact of the Construction Lien Act.

NIHM 205 Tenancy Law in Ontario

The intent of this course is to introduce the student to the law of residential tenancies governing landlords and tenants in Ontario. The course is designed to give the student a firm understanding of the basic legal principles articulated in the legislation. It will also focus on the practice and procedures at the Landlord and Tenant Board. The student will gain practical hands-on experience ranging from filing and serving legal documents to advocacy skills.

Electives (select any one):

LDSC 204 Project Management

This course provides the practical knowledge to start and complete a project successfully from a leadership perspective. You will learn how the elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle.

LDSC 207 Managing Change

In this course, you will learn environmental scanning, identifying trends, implementing and measuring successful change - essential to developing and managing change to benefit organizations. Organizational readiness and risk assessment will also be covered in the context of best practices.

LDSC 209 Leading Responsibly

Leaders need to assess the impact of businesses in an ethical and globally sustainable way using measurements such as corporate social responsibility and triple bottom-line accounting.

LDSC 210 Creative & Critical Thinking

Today more than ever, leaders need to be creative and critical thinkers in order to deal with all aspects of organizational, strategic and societal situations or environments. You will learn how to think creatively and critically in order to apply these skills to roles in the organization, and professional and personal situations.

BACC 152 Financial Accounting 1

Students will be introduced to the complete accounting cycle, from recording transactions in journals to the preparation of different types of financial statements, including various books of entry. Financial terms and a basic understanding of how business transactions are recorded and summarized into financial statements for use in managing operations will be covered. This course assumes no accounting background on the student's part.

Please note that students who choose to take an online section of this course must write the final exam in person, at either the Humber North or Lakeshore campus, or, if located more than 100km from the campus, through an approved proctoring facility. Any costs associated with this are the sole responsibility of the student.


It is highly recommended that you take Property and Building Administration (NIHM 201) as your first course. For those with no accounting experience, BACC 152 or ACCT 111 course is strongly recommended to be taken prior to the Strategic and Financial Planning for Property Managers (NIHM 202) course. If you choose BACC 152 or ACCT 111 as your elective course you do not have to meet the pre-requisite requirement for this course.


A soft copy (electronic copy) of the material for NIHM 201, 202, 203, 204 (online section only) & 205 courses and LDSC elective courses are included in the course fees and will be available for download through Humber Blackboard. Material for NIHM 204 (in-class only), ACCT 111 & BACC 152 is not included in the course fee and is only available for purchase from the Humber Bookstore.

Optional: A hard copy of the material for courses NIHM 201, 202, 203 & 205 can be purchased at an additional cost by contacting IHM.


Please email us at for enquiries regarding course exemptions.

Humber Certificate Criteria: 5 compulsory courses and 1 elective

Once you have successfully completed all 6 courses in this program, contact us at to request your certificate. Please include your first and last name, student number, program title and current mailing address in your email.   or    call 416-675-6622 ext. 4139 or 4159


Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Fall 2017 Registration is now OPEN!

Course Code Course Name Course Fee Day Course Date Time Delivery Method Register
NIHM 201 Property & Building Administration $793 Mon 11-Sep - 11-Dec** 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm In Class
NIHM 201 Property & Building Administration $870 Mon 11-Sep - 20-Nov n/a Online
NIHM 202 Strategic and Financial Planning for Property Managers $793 Sat 9-Sep - 28-Oct* 9:00 am - 3:00 pm In Class
NIHM 203 Human Relations for Property Managers $870 Tue 12-Sep - 21-Nov n/a Online
NIHM 204 Building Maintenance for Property Managers $648 Sat 4-Nov - 16-Dec 9:00 am - 3:00 pm In Class
NIHM 205 Tenancy Law in Ontario $793 Wed 13-Sep - 6-Dec 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm In Class
Electives (select 1 course)
LDSC 204 Project Management $198 Tue 12-Sep - 19-Dec n/a Online
LDSC 207 Managing Change $198 Tue 12-Sep - 19-Dec n/a Online
LDSC 207 Managing Change $198 Sat 9-Sep - 14-Oct* 9:00 am to 4:00 pm In Class
LDSC 209 Leading Responsibly $198 Tue 12-Sep - 19-Dec n/a Online
LDSC 209 Leading Responsibly $198 Thu 28-Sep - 30-Nov 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm In Class
LDSC 210 Creative & Critical Thinking $198 Tue 12-Sep - 19-Dec n/a Online
BACC 152 Financial Accounting 1 $378.90 Online
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting 1 $505.20 Online
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting 1 $505.20 In Class

*No Class Oct 7                    **No class Oct 9

Schedule subject to change based on demand.