Human Resource Management
Certificate Program

Human Resource Management

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Priya Raman, Human Resources Management Alumna

"What makes Extension’s program different from other colleges is that it focuses, first and foremost, on leadership and people skills."
Priya Raman, Human Resources Management Alumna

Program Description

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Recruit, train, and lead a diverse workforce. Our Human Resource Management program helps you identify, motivate, develop and support employees in any field. In today’s ultra competitive economy, you need to know how to recruit and retain top employees, communicate effectively, decode compensation and benefits, and understand how technology is changing the landscape. Learn systems and processes that support business objectives, develop effective leaders, and create supportive work environments. Pick and choose electives from four specialties: Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning; Leadership Development; Employee Relations; and HR Business Partners/Generalist.

Human Resource Management certificate program objectives:

  • Design, assess and evaluate employee benefits programs
  • Recruit talent and plan a strategic workforce
  • Train, facilitate and design instruction for employees
  • Evaluate performance management approaches and techniques
  • Navigate organizational development and change at your organization

Total Required: 11 courses/ 15–19.5 units. Take 8 core courses (13.5 units) and 3 elective credit courses (1.5–_6 units). End with the certificate review.

Time Commitment: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.

Estimated Cost: $7,500

F1 Students: [Costs for F-1 students]

Courses

Total Required: 11 courses/ 15–19.5 units. Take 8 core courses (13.5 units) and 3 elective credit courses (1.5–_6 units). End with the certificate review.

Required Courses

Fall Classroom
Winter Online
Spring Classroom
Summer Online
Units: 2.0 HRMT.X404
Fall Online
Winter Online
Spring Classroom
Summer Online
Units: 1.5 HRMT.X414
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Summer Classroom
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Winter Online
Spring Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Winter Classroom
Spring Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
Winter Classroom
Units: 1.5 HRMT.X409
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Winter Classroom
Spring Classroom
Summer Classroom
Fall Classroom
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Spring Classroom
Summer Classroom

Elective Courses: Recruiting and Staffing

Winter Classroom
Units: 1.5 HRMT.X408
Winter Classroom

Elective Courses: Leadership Development

Units: 2.0 BUSM.X404
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Units: 2.0 HRMT.X406
Fall Classroom
Winter Classroom
Units: 0.5 HRMT.X412
Winter Online
Summer Online
Units: 1.0 INDE.X402
Winter Online
Summer Classroom

Elective Courses: Employee Relations

Units: 2.0 INDE.X401
Winter Classroom
Summer Online
Winter Classroom
Summer Classroom
Spring Classroom
Units: 0.5 HRMT.X415
Summer Classroom

Elective Courses: HR Business Partners/General

Fall Classroom
Spring Classroom
Units: 1.5 PPMT.X400
Fall Classroom Online
Winter Classroom Online
Spring Classroom Online
Summer Classroom Online

Required Certificate Review

Fall Online
Winter Online
Spring Online
Summer Online

Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.

Professional Development

Earn MCLE credit. Many of our CPA Prep courses qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit.

HR Certification Institute Approved. Most of our HR courses are approved by HRCI for recertification credit for PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® credential holders.

Program Chair

UCSC Extension HR program chair Nancy Nelson

NANCY NELSON, B.A., CA-SPHR, GPHR, is principal of HRProse, LLC, and has more than 20 years' experience managing a variety of corporate HR functions in the telecommunications and high tech sectors. Previously she served as HR director for Ultra Clean Technology and taught as adjunct faculty at CSU East Bay College of Business and Economics. She has facilitated the Northern California Human Resource Association PHR/SHRM certification prep course. She is active in HR organizations and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a mediator. She has taught at UCSC Extension since 2007.

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You are invited to declare candidacy in your certificate program as soon as possible so you can lock in the curriculum requirements and not be impacted by any subsequent program changes. Once you’ve declared, you have three years to complete the program.

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