Nov 29, 2023  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Human Resources Professional

Location(s): Online

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Program Description

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) is for Human Resources professionals who work in operational roles implementing policies and performing day-to-day HR functions. SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) is for senior HR professionals who primarily work in a strategic role developing policies and strategies, overseeing the execution of HR operations, analyzing metrics, and aligning HR strategies to operational goals.​

This advanced level program enhances the skills of Human Resources practitioners by utilizing the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, covering topics such as strategic planning, talent acquisition, employee engagement, employee and labor relations, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. Upon completion participants will be prepared to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. 

Students entering this program should have good planning and organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and good problem-solving skills.

Careers in this field are available in a broad range of privately held companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.  Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare to sit for the SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® credentialing exams,

2. function more effectively in a human resources management role,

3. develop knowledge and skills to enhance workplace success, and

4. assume responsibility for continued professional and personal development through continuing education.

CCBC Pathway

Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credentials

​CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Students will be prepared to sit for the certification exam for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Certifying Organization: Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM),


Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education 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.

Length of Training

3 months

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public School Blueprint funding.

Contact SHRM at​ for details and current requirements.

- Candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply;
however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles is recommended.
- The SHRM-CP certification is for individuals who perform general HR/HR-related duties or for those pursuing a career in human resource management.
​- Contact SHRM​ at​ for details and current requirements.​

- Candidates for the SHRM-SCP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree to apply
- The SHRM-SCP certification is for individuals who have a work history of at least three years performing strategic-level HR/HR-related duties; or for SHRM-CP credential-holders who have held the credential for at least three years and are working in, or are in the process of transitioning to, a strategic-level role.​
- Candidates for the SHRM-SCP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree to apply
- Contact SHRM at​ for details and current requirements.​

Application Process

To apply, go to 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

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP Certification Exam Prep 


Materials provided



​* SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® exam cost not included.

Additional Information

Additional Expenses:

SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP®​ certification exam cost: Please check  Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM),

Career Coach

Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at  Explore career and training opportunities at

Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Julie Woo | |443-840-4302 | Owings Mills 305D

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Moore || 443-840-1632 | Essex BESS 116

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