Academic Catalog

Human Resource Management, Certificate of Proficiency (HRMP)

Effective Fall 2022

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resource management is one of three key strategic planning components of corporate performance and competitive advantage today. Today’s rapidly changing business environment is forcing organizations to face many challenges such as workforce diversity, downsizing, shortages of skilled workers 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, and engaged employees.  This program provides students with theories, principles, and skills necessary to find, develop, and motivate today's diverse workforce.

This program is designed for individuals interested in careers in human resource management as well as general management. The focus of the program will be on developing a thorough understanding of general business information as well as the human resource processes of training, employee relations, employment law and compensation and benefits, performance management, recruitment and selection, and workforce planning.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in areas of human resource management including recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation and employee development.
  • Explain the differences between management, strategic management, and leadership in organizations.
  • Identify key issues in employment law and labor relations.
  • 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 proficiency to students who complete 30 credits of an approved career program. These credits will not normally include physical education, developmental, basic and/or continuing education courses and will usually consist of 24 credits in the career specialty and six credits in general education. At least 50 percent of the credits must be earned at Delaware County Community College. 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
BUS 213 Leadership 3
BUS 214 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 215 Human Resource Management 3
 Hours9
Second Semester
BUS 216 Training & Development 3
BUS 217 Compensation & Benefits 3
BUS 218 Labor Relations 3
 Hours9
Third Semester
BUS 256 Strategic Management 3
BUS 257 Strategic Workforce Planning 3
 Hours6
Fourth Semester
BUS 258 Recruitment and Selection 3
BUS 259 Performance Management 3
BUS 260 Employment Law 3
 Hours9
 Total Hours33

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