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.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. prepare to sit for the aPHR® and PHR® credentialing exam,
2. function more effectively in an entry-level human resources management role,
3. prepare to gain entry-level employment in a human resources role, and
4. assume responsibility for continued professional and personal development through continuing education.
CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be prepared to sit for the certification exam for Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR).
Certifying Organization: HR Certification Institute (HRCI), www.hrci.org
Financial Aid and Payment Options
CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs.
Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition, the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.
For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.
Courses start in June, September, and February at CCBC Hunt Valley and CCBC Owings Mills.
High School Diploma or GED
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.
Program Course Sequence
(approximate cost; subject to change)
Fundamentals of Human Resources aPHR Certification
||Human Resources: An Application in Today’s Business Climate
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Skills for Success:
Good planning and organizational skills; strong oral and written communications skills; strong interpersonal skills; and 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.
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Program Contact Information
Coordinator: Moire Riley | email@example.com | 443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley 106
Administrative Assistant: Sarah Moore| firstname.lastname@example.org | 443-840-1632 | Essex BESS 116