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Our HR certificate program curriculum

Want to gain career-relevant skills? Our HR certificate program curriculum is designed by human resource experts to be instantly applicable to real-world HR scenarios. Building on a core course that covers the fundamentals, you will choose electives that fit your goals—from Labor Relations to Organizational Behavior—and specialize your skill set to stand out in a competitive field.

Required course

M01 - Human Resource Management  

The principles and human relations problems involved in the administration of personnel are thoroughly explored. Topics include job analysis and specification, recruitment, selection and training, job evaluation, supervision of employees, salary and wage administration, and labor relations. The students will gain familiarity with modern methods of selection, testing, training, and solving various personnel problems.
Credit Hours: 3

Course electives

R01 - Employment Law  

This course surveys the key issues in employment law, describing the relationship between employers and employees, describing the scope of laws protecting employees from unlawful discrimination on the job, and introducing other employment matters such as workers’ compensation and union agreements.
Credit Hours: 3

R02 - Training and Development  

In this course, students will learn why training and development are important to the success of an enterprise and how training and development are successfully carried out in an enterprise. Topics covered include employee development and strategic training, needs assessment, learning theories, transfer of training, training evaluation, and the use of technology in training.
Credit Hours: 3

R03 - Compensation and Benefits  

This course examines how compensation practices may be an advantage or disadvantage for enterprises in competitive environments, the criteria used to evaluate employees’ compensation and benefits, and the challenges faced by human resource professionals in designing compensation and benefits practices in the future.
Credit Hours: 3

R04 - Human Relations  

This course is an examination of the four major issues in human relations: understanding and managing one's self, dealing effectively with others, fostering career success, and managing one's personal life. These issues are presented within the premise that career and personal success are interrelated.
Credit Hours: 3

R05 - Labor Relations  

This is an introduction to the history and contemporary process of organized labor. The student will see how changing demographics, technological innovations, the decline of manufacturing, and globalization have required unions to reassess their goals, priorities, and ways of doing business. The student will also learn the process by which a bargaining unit is established and will examine unfair labor practices, and what unions and management can and cannot do in their dealings with each other.
Credit Hours: 3

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Stand out from the crowd

Our human resources online classes may be the first step toward your professionals goals. But that doesn’t mean they’re the only step. As an Ashworth College student, you will also have full access to our exclusive Career Tools. That includes personalized career guidance, resume writing sessions, and even one-on-one interview coaching with our expert advisors. With The Ashworth EDGE, you will also have the opportunity to build your personal brand and enhance your job search using the latest digital platforms.

Get a head start

Undergraduate Certificate programs provide students the opportunity to earn college credits in a specific discipline without enrolling in a degree program. Students complete five courses of three credit hours each in both required and elective subjects. Graduates may apply credit toward a corresponding associate degree at Ashworth College.

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