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Human Resources Management Certificate Program

business-woman-smileHuman resources management is the process of overseeing a company or organization’s employees. In this role, the human resource manager is responsible for recruiting, training, assessing, and rewarding employees while ensuring the organization’s compliance with various federal and state employment and labor laws. Additionally, human resource management involves the effective utilization of a business’s workforce by managing employee’s organizational activities. The Human Resources Management Certificate program, provides students with the knowledge of the key components of a human resource department and the associated skills required in this capacity. Students will participate in simulation exercises to validate the individual knowledge and skills gained throughout the program.

In order to be an effective human resource manager, students will want to develop the skills to effectively communicate with employees at all company levels. Students will want to refine individual leadership qualities and build industry knowledge. It is beneficial to practice conflict resolution negotiation skills. Students need to be detail-oriented to ensure the organization is meeting their employment and labor law obligations.

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Upon completion of this certificate program, students are expected to able to:

  • Identify the importance of understanding the principles of equal employment opportunity.
  • Screen, interview, and evaluate candidates.
  • Match federal laws to the details of their record keeping requirements.
  • Select examples of the steps for designing an effective employee training program.
  • Use performance management techniques in human resource development.
  • Demonstrate the benefits of implementing fair and practical compensation systems.
  • Identify the provisions of benefits under Government Regulation including Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation, COBRA, and Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Match the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines for defining ‘sexual harassment’ with examples.
  • Sequence examples of the steps of a disciplinary process.
  • Match each kind of OSHA violation with the appropriate example.
  • Recognize the benefits of understanding risk prevention programs.
  • Give examples of work-life balance strategies.

Completion: Students must successfully complete 18 semester credit hours to earn a Human Resources Certificate.

Human Resources Management Certificate Program – Topics Include

Human Resources Fundamentals


Organizational Change

Strategic Planning

Affirmative Action and the Equal Employment Opportunity

Employment Rights Legislation

Privacy and Consumer Protection

Job Analysis

Recruiting Techniques and Selection Methods

Offers, Contracts and Records

Organizational Metrics and Exit

Performance Management


Benefits under Government Regulation

Employee Relations

Sexual Harassment

Unionized and Non-Unionized Workplaces

Health and Safety Issues

Strategic Human Resources Development

Workforce Planning and Employment Strategies

Risk Assessment and Prevention

Training and Human Resources

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