Human Resources Certificate Program Overview

Certificate Overview

The Human Resources Management Certificate Program requires 99 hours of course work. Our flexible schedule allows you to complete the program in a few quarters, or more gradually at your own pace. Click on the course titles listed below for current offerings, required books, costs, and to register online.

Required Classes - (78 hours) Hours Quarters Typically Held
Human Resources Essentials 9 Summer, Fall Winter, Spring
Employment Law 12 Summer, Fall Winter, Spring
Talent Management – Finding and Keeping the Best  12 Summer, Fall Winter, Spring
Managing Employee Performance  12 Summer, Fall Winter, Spring
Total Rewards  12 Summer, Fall Winter, Spring
Human Resources Systems and Metrics 12 Summer, Fall Winter, Spring
Human Resources Certificate Capstone  9 Summer, Fall Winter, Spring
Elective Classes - (21 hours) Hours  Quarters Typically Held
Working with Organized Employees  6 Varies
Employee Training and Development 6 Varies
Safety and Security 9 Varies
Managing Small Projects 6 Varies
Financial Intelligence for Non-Finance Managers 15 Varies
High Performance Management Essentials 15 Varies
Supervisor-Team Lead Training  14 Varies
Understanding Budgets  9 Varies
Strategic HR 6 Varies
Coaching for HR Professionals 6 Varies
Recruitment and Retention: becoming the employer of choice 9 Varies
Personnel Issues - Tips & Tools 6 Varies
Communicating with Impact 6 Varies
Managing Priorities and Time 6 Varies
Presentation Skills Essentials 12 Varies
Proactive Planning and Problem Solving 6 Varies
Team Collaboration 6 Varies

Typical Path

HR Essentials class is the foundation class and prerequisite for all other required classes. You may take any of these required classes in any order and/or concurrently: Employment Law, Talent Management - Finding and Keeping the Best, Managing Employee Performance, and Total Rewards. The HR Systems and Metrics class should be taken second to last of the required classes. The HR Capstone class should be taken as your last required class. Electives may be taken in any desired sequence.

Sample Plan

First Quarter

First Half of Quarter Second Half of Quarter
HR Essentials Employment Law
Elective Elective

Second Quarter

First Half of Quarter Second Half of Quarter
Talent Management -
Finding and Keeping the Best
Managing Employee Performance 
Elective Total Rewards

Third Quarter

First Half of Quarter Second Half of Quarter
HR Systems and Metrics  HR Capstone
Electives if needed Electives if needed

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