Human Resources Professional

Seattle Central Community College

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES419
Hours: 120
Fees: $1795.00 USD


Are you seeking a career in a high-demand field with great opportunities for advancement? In this online program, you'll master all the skills you need to gain an entry-level position in the popular field of human resources. In addition, this program will prepare you to take the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification exam, with HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) as the certifying body.


Upon successful completion of the Human Resource Professional program, you will:

  • Have a fundamental understanding of the skills necessary for success as a Human Resource Professional
  • Be familiar with the duties found in a Human Resource job description
  • Understand the role of the Human Resource professional in planning a company's strategy
  • Be knowledgeable about the recruitment and selection process from interviewing through orientation
  • Be able to explain the importance of performance appraisals as well as the different performance appraisal methods used today
  • Discuss the steps in the training process as well as the different types of training techniques
  • Explain the strategic decisions that affect compensation as well as the different job evaluation methods
  • Understand the different benefit programs and legal issues surrounding benefits
  • Discuss OSHA and employee health and safety
  • Have a basic understanding of Human Resource laws and Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Understand the regulatory reporting documents, such as the Affirmative Action Plan and the EEO-1 Report
  • Be familiar with the information needed for Human Resource Planning
  • Discuss the job analysis process
  • Define diversity in the workplace and the impact diversity has on organizations
  • Have a basic understanding of the role of unions in organizations
  • Be familiar with wrongful discharge and discharges that violate public policy
  • Understand global human resources, global staffing, and international Human Resource functions
  • Summarize retention strategies and practices in human resources
  • Define the difference between tangible and intangible rewards

In addition, you will be fully prepared to take the PHR exam, with HRCI as the certifying body. (Note: To take this certification exam, you must have a bachelor's or master's degree in a business-related field or have at least four years of experience in the HR field. See prerequisites.)

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