Ways to Learn

  • Online

Quick Facts

  • 20 Units

Campus Location

  • Online

Overview

The Certificate in Human Resources program is designed to prepare students for a career in the human resource field. Students who currently work in this field as well as students who aspire to a career in this field will develop the knowledge and skills needed in today’s challenging business environment. This certificate will provide students with a strong foundation in human resources and the ability to lead the human resource function in not for profit organizations, for profit organizations, government agencies, as well as small businesses.

Read More

Highlights

  • Gain a strong foundation in integrated human resource systems and function
  • Maintain professional and other obligations with this 100% online program
  • Complete our concise curriculum in as few as 2 quarters

Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this certificate program, students will be able to:

• Describe how human resources works as an integrated system within an organization

• List and explain federal and California employment laws

• Describe and manage the processes of recruitment, training, and retention in an organization

• Demonstrate an understanding of the components of compensation and benefits, including how they are managed in an organization

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 lower-division quarter units (20 semester units) of prior college work or have human resource work experience. Applicants must submit a JFK University application and forward official transcripts from all colleges and universities they attended. Eligibility for admission based human resource work will be determined by the department.

If you’re here, you’ve already begun.

Curriculum

Beginning in Winter 2019 quarter, John F. Kennedy University will be offering the Human Resource Certificate program. Individuals interested in boosting their career or enhancing their promotion opportunities will be able to obtain an HR Certificate in just 2 quarters. The HR Certificate is offered 100% online to meet the needs of working professionals.

Below are the course schedule and course descriptions. The courses have already been developed and are staffed with faculty.

Year 1 - Winter 2019
Units
BUS3032 HR Management
4
This course critically examines the fundamental principles of human resource management for organizations, focusing on the building, management, and development of an organization’s workforce. Students will be able to better understand the critical role of human resources in an organization’s success.
PYC4302 Psychology of Organizations
4
This course presents an overview of the field of organizational psychology. Topics include organizational culture, leadership and management, group dynamics, conflict and negotiation, empowerment and coaching, and work stress.
Year 1 - Spring
Units
BUS4020 Recruitment, Training, and Retention
4
This course focuses on how to successfully recruit, hire, train, and retain a high performing workforce. The session explores successful techniques for hiring for the right fit, the development and implementation of training programs for all levels of the organization, and methods for motivating and retaining the best talent. Students will feel more confident and competent in using best practices for hiring and developing employees to achieve higher levels of performance.
BUS4025 Compensation and Benefits
4
This course will examine and analyze various forms of compensation and benefits in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Deciding how much to pay employees and designing cost-effective benefits programs are integral to an organization’s strategic direction. Topics will include setting salary ranges, pay for performance, health care benefits under the Affordable Health Care Act, profit sharing and bonuses, pension planning, and executive compensation. Designing these features properly are important to all businesses, regardless of sector or size.
PLS3038 Employment Law
4
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the fundamentals of employment law. This course covers the fundamental concepts of employment law while examining the entire employer-employee relationship. The course starts with an examination of the prohibition of workplace discrimination, then moves to the hiring of employees, the managing of employees, and then to the ultimate decision to end the employer-employee relationship. Learners will also be required to complete practical assignments that are routinely handled by paralegals working in an employment law practice.
Year 1 - Spring
Units
BUS4020 Recruitment, Training, and Retention
4
This course focuses on how to successfully recruit, hire, train, and retain a high performing workforce. The session explores successful techniques for hiring for the right fit, the development and implementation of training programs for all levels of the organization, and methods for motivating and retaining the best talent. Students will feel more confident and competent in using best practices for hiring and developing employees to achieve higher levels of performance.
BUS4025 Compensation and Benefits
4
This course will examine and analyze various forms of compensation and benefits in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Deciding how much to pay employees and designing cost-effective benefits programs are integral to an organization’s strategic direction. Topics will include setting salary ranges, pay for performance, health care benefits under the Affordable Health Care Act, profit sharing and bonuses, pension planning, and executive compensation. Designing these features properly are important to all businesses, regardless of sector or size.
PLS3038 Employment Law
4
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the fundamentals of employment law. This course covers the fundamental concepts of employment law while examining the entire employer-employee relationship. The course starts with an examination of the prohibition of workplace discrimination, then moves to the hiring of employees, the managing of employees, and then to the ultimate decision to end the employer-employee relationship. Learners will also be required to complete practical assignments that are routinely handled by paralegals working in an employment law practice.
Faculty