This first course lays the foundation for the certificate by presenting a comprehensive overview of the role of the human resources professional, and by examining the scope of HR as a strategic business partner within an organization.

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Emphasizes human resource compliance with employment laws and regulations, as well as practical skills for managing the employee relations function. Course covers privacy in the workplace, employee assistance programs, harassment, substance abuse testing, employee handbooks, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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This course covers characteristics of employee benefits including life, disability and health care insurance, retirement plans and healthcare reform updates.

January 10, 2022 to March 28, 2022, Zoom + Canvas
This course is an intensive introduction to workforce planning, sourcing and recruiting, matching, selecting, acquiring, deploying, and retaining talent.

January 12, 2022 to March 16, 2022, Zoom + Canvas
Master the concepts, knowledge, and skills necessary to manage a training and development function.

April 6, 2022 to June 8, 2022, Zoom + Canvas
Compensation plan structure and design; incentive compensation systems and non-economic rewards; and development of criteria and standards for performance review.

April 4, 2022 to June 20, 2022, Zoom + Canvas

Certificate Programs

A nine-month, 150-hour program that covers all major areas of human resources as identified by the leading national certifications in HR. Students participate in case studies, group projects and discussions of practical, real-life work situations. No application required and courses may be taken in any order.