Academic Catalog

Human Resource Management, Certificate of Competency (CHRM)

Effective: Spring 2019

According to the 21st Century Report published by Columbia University, human resource management is the second most import indispensable component of corporate performance and competitive advantage today. (the first is strategic planning in which human resource management plays a vital role.) Today’s rapidly changing business environment is forcing organizations to face many challenges such as workforce diversity, downsizing, shortages of skilled workers in the service industry and the evolving roles of work and families. The ability to manage people and processes is essential for successful careers in all levels and types of organizations. Organizations realize that to be successful in today’s complex business environment, they must have productive, motivated people. This program provides students with theories, principles and skills necessary to find, develop and motivate today’s excellent workforce.

This program is designed for those individuals interested in careers in human resource management. It is also designed for those individual interested in people relations and general management. The focus of the program will be on developing a thorough understanding of the human resource processes of training, employee relations, staffing and compensation and benefits.

  • Explain the differences between management and leadership in organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge  in areas of human resource management including staffing, performance management, compensation and employee development.
  • Identify different leadership styles based on situational, individual and organizational characteristics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of organizational goals, successes, change programs and policies.
  • Explain organizational culture and theories as the basis for effective organizations.

The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Required Courses
BUS 213Leadership3
BUS 214Organizational Behavior3
BUS 215Human Resource Management3
BUS 216Training & Development3
BUS 217Compensation & Benefits3
BUS 218Labor Relations3
Total Hours18

100% online


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