Human Resources (HR) Managers often serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems. They frequently advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes. HR Managers also perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures. They generally plan, organize, direct, control or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.
Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate. Students will be prepared to sit for the certification exam for Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR).
HR Certification Institute (HRCI), www.hrci.org
Financial Aid and Payment Options
- Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
- Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
- Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
- Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
- Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
- Local Office of Workforce Development
Courses start in June, September and February at CCBC Owings Mills.
High School Diploma or GED
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Program Course Sequence
(approximate cost; subject to change)
Fundamentals of Human Resources aPHR Certification
Skills for Success:
Good planning and organizational skills; strong oral and written communications skills; strong interpersonal skills; good problem-solving skills.
Students will be better prepared to effectively work in an organization’s human resources department. Careers in this field are available in a broad range of privately held companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Program Contact Information
Location: Owings Mills, 305D
Location: Essex, BESS 116