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LaTonya Steele
White (Building 1), room 133B
919-536-7200, ext. 8064

Human Resources (Non-credit)

Short Term

Human resources courses prepare students for leadership roles in Human Resources departments that manage the personnel of a small business, corporation, or organization. Topics include innovative strategies in selecting and recruiting employees, training and career development, overseeing compensation packages, managing benefits plans, and other duties that serve to maximize a company's operations and its employees' job satisfaction.

Students will receive the necessary training to acquire and exhibit an understanding of the important role that human resources plays in an organization, and includes components in the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Professional in Human Resources (HRCI PHR), and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exams. Note that these certifications may also require experience in an HR role as a requirement to sit for the exam.

For those not seeking certification, these courses provide a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development and training for Human Resources Generalist and Human Resources Assistant entry-level positions.

This course qualifies for financial assistance.

Courses starting on July 1 or later will be open for registration on July 1. Students planning to register for courses with prerequisites should contact the program director to learn how to submit them ahead of time.

MLS-3809D Essentials of Human Rsrce Mgmt

Essentials of Human Resource Management introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations. The course is designed to provide students with the training hours needed to meet the five modules of study: HR competencies, people, organization, workplace, and strategy, in preparation for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Professional in Human Resources (HRCI PHR), or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exams. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and resolve human resource concerns. Additional qualifications may be required to register for the certification exams; please visit to learn more. 48 hours. $230 including textbook which will be provided on the first day of class.
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
6/5 - 7/27
10/16 - 12/11