Human Resources Management Certificate Program

The U.S. Department of Labor has projected that employment of human resources (HR), training, and labor relations managers will grow by 17% between 2006 and 2016. Our HR Management Certificate program was designed by HR experts for those who want to enter this rapidly growing field or for professionals who want to improve their skills.

See an overview table of required and elective courses in the program for more details. Courses in the program may be taken individually or as part of the full certificate program. Our flexible program requires no formal application, and its courses have no prerequisites.

To meet your individual training needs, the program allows you to choose electives from a range of subject areas including

  • Accounting and budgeting
  • Communications skills such as coaching and mediation
  • Compensation
  • Employment law
  • Ethics
  • Project management.

Along with HR fundamentals, our required courses focus on

  • Compensation and benefit basics
  • Employment law
  • HR systems and metrics
  • Performance management and employee relations
  • Recruiting and retaining talent.

In addition, to earn the certificate, students must also complete the Capstone course. In this course, students complete a Capstone Project in which they use actual workplace situations to design an HR strategy that covers all of the major disciplines within HR.

Students must complete 123 course hours to earn the certificate. Required courses comprise 102 course hours, and electives comprise the other 21.

Our small classes let our instructors give students personal attention. Classes are taught during evenings and weekends to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Our flexible program lets you start any quarter you like and finish at your own pace. You can take as few as one or two classes a week. Although the program can be completed in as few as 2–3 quarters, you may take up to 13 quarters (39 months) to earn your certificate.

The certificate provides a solid foundation that helps graduates prepare for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) credentialing examination. And Bellevue College has been approved as a training provider by the leading independent, internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession, the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI®).

To register for a free information session, click on the session description below.

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