2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Human Resource Management

Degree

Certificate (Federal aid eligible if certificate is combined with Associate of Science degree. Not eligible for federal aid as a standalone certificate.)

Overview

As employees are a company’s most valuable resource, employers seek to hire those with a deep understanding of people, policies, legal requirements, and career development. The objective of the human resource management certificate is to prepare students for entry-level jobs in human resources. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to certify as an associate professional in human resources (aPHR).

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be eligible for entry-level human resources positions such as human resources specialist or human resource generalist.  It is strongly recommended that students apply and take the aPHR certification exam upon completion of the certificate to further enhance their employment opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successfully graduates will be able to:

  • Create policies to ensure compliance with relevant employment laws
  • Develop strategic workforce planning, recruiting, and retention initiatives
  • Design and evaluate compensation and benefit structures
  • Plan effective training, development, and performance management programs
  • Prepare to take the aPHR certification exam offered by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 205Human Resource Mgmt.

3 credits

HR 140Employment Law

3 credits

HR 160Recruitment and Selection

3 credits

HR 225Training and Development

3 credits

HR 250Compensation and Benefits

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 15

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 205Human Resource Mgmt.

3 credits

HR 140Employment Law

3 credits

HR 160Recruitment and Selection

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HR 225Training and Development

3 credits

HR 250Compensation and Benefits

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 15 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher