Human Resources Management Certificate (16 credits + 2 elective credits)


$425 per unit / $7,650 for certificate / 11 months

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Human resources professionals are responsible for human capital of an organization, and help fit the skills and talents of employees to the mission of the enterprise.

Throughout this certificate, participants develop a rich understanding of the roles, responsibilities and technical requirements of serving as a leader in human resources management.

While this is not a test prep program, it does cover all the discipline areas required for Professional in Human Resources Management (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources Management (SPHR®) certification examinations.

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Required Courses:

310 Human Resources Management (4 credits) Theory and practice of human resources management in organizations, including labor relations. Current issues in human resources will be addressed.

311 Legal Aspects of Human Resources Management (3 credits) Reviews state and federal regulations governing human resources management including labor law, discrimination, sexual harassment, occupational safety and health (OSHA), unions and labor relations, and current legal trends in human resources.

312 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3 credits) Exploration of recruitment and staffing processes including analyzing position requirements, preparing job descriptions, recruiting candidates, selecting finalists and orienting new employees. Additional attention is given to hiring standards, legal requirements and best practices.

313 Compensation and Benefits Administration (3 credits) Exploration of the design, development and administration of common employee compensation and benefit programs. Topics include pay strategies, administration of healthcare benefit plans, review of retirement plans, using work-life benefits in-lieu of pay, and bonus and rewards systems.

314 Performance Management (3 credits) Reviews best practices in measuring, analyzing and monitoring job performance. Topics include managing performance standards, job performance metrics, proactive and reactive performance management, and conducting reviews. 

Electives required
(2 credits – choose two)

316 Ethics in Human Resources Management (1 credit) Review ethical issues and ethical dilemmas human resources professionals face in the workplace. Explore organizational culture, legal constraints, and rights and responsibilities of employees and employers.

317 Risk Management and Workers’ Compensation Administration (1 credit) Explore the identification and management of risk from a human resources perspective, including workers compensation liabilities, workplace health and safety concerns, inadequate or inappropriate insurance coverage and hostile work environments.

318 Training and Development (1 credit) Examine current trends and issues in workplace training and development with special attention to the design, development and application of training programs to improve productivity, safety and quality.

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