Human Resource Management Specialist
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate prepares individuals to perform human resources functions in the HR Department in most companies. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop and reinforce students' knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement in management. Graduates will receive a Human Resources Management Specialist TCC. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resources specialists coordinate the recruitment, hiring, and training of new employees as well as benefits administration and labor relations. Employment is expected to grow much faster than the average for all human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialist occupations. College graduates and those who have earned certification should have the best job opportunities. Competition for these positions can be very competitive and management education can provide a competitive edge. Students interested in continuing their education and advance their careers may continue their education at the technical college level in the Business Management program. Students may pursue an associate degree or diploma in Business Management. Opportunities for continual educational growth may be pursued at the university level. Collegiate programs in the School of Business with a major in Management are available to those students wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in their chosen field or industry. Human resource personnel perform administrative activities related to hiring, training, benefits coordination, and labor relations for the organization. Supervisors and managers in this field require strong interpersonal skills. They must have clear and persuasive communication skills, analytical minds, and the skill to evaluate complex relationships among numerous factors. Dealing with people is an important part of the job.
The standard curriculum for the Human Resource Management Specialist certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program each semester. The Human Resource Management Specialist certificate takes approximately 3 semesters to complete and is online. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 18 hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Develops a working knowledge of the laws of employment necessary for managers. Topics include: Employment Law, the Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR Discrimination Law, Selecting Applicants Under the Law, OSHA and Safety, Affirmative Action, AT-Will Doctrine, Right to Privacy, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act(FMLA), Worker's Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and National Labor Relations Act.