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Workforce Development Certificate

Program Description:
This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the human resources profession. Due to the solid growth in the human resources profession, this program is designed for both individuals wanting to enter the human resources profession, and those currently employed in human resources who desire advancement.


Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement


Computer Information Systems 3 hours
** Select 3 credit hours from any of the Computer Information Systems (CSYS/CSCI) courses.


Human Resources 24 hours
HRES 1313 Principles of Human Resources
*HRES 1333 Benefits Management
*HRES 1343 Compensation Management
*HRES 2313 Human Resource Law I
*HRES 2323 Employment and Evaluation Techniques
*HRES 2333 Employee and Labor Relations
*HRES 2343 Training and Development
*HRES 2353 Human Resource Law II


Controlled Electives 3 hours
*BUSN/PSYC 2633 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
*ECON 2123 International Economic Issues
*ENGL 2343 Business Communication I
*HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
*CSCI 2033 Excel
*MGMT 2103 Workforce Development Internship
PHED 2212 First Aid
SPCH 1013 Fundamentals of Listening
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
SPCH 2053 Intercultural Communication
SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication


Total Credit Hours: 30
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
**Spreadsheet experience is highly recommended.
NOTE: A student may substitute PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification for the course HRES 1313 Principles of Human Resources, if the student is current in the PHR or SPHR period of certification. (PHR or SPHR exams will not substitute for any other HRES courses).
NOTE: MGMT 2103 Workforce Development Internship is highly recommended for those with no employment in a Human Resources Department.


General education requirements can be found at: