Why Complete a Human Resource Management Certificate?

  • Demonstrates you have developed core human resource management skills.
  • Add to your resume to show your human resource management skills are current.
  • Leverage skills to gain promotion or to take on new responsibilities.
  • Gain valuable work experience.
  • Good first step towards completing a management degree at some point in future.

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Career Options

Society for Human Resource Management: Are you considering human resource management as a career choice? Wise decision! Not only do HR professionals contribute to business viability and success through the strategic management of human capital, but the profession itself continues to increase its stature as a career choice, pursued by many in today’s ever-changing, competitive marketplace. In fact, in 2007, MONEY Magazine and Salary.com researched hundreds of jobs and ranked Human Resource Manager as number four on its list of the Top Ten Best Jobs in America based on a variety of factors, including job growth in the next decade, earnings potential, creativity and flexibility. Read More....

Human Resource Specialists

Human Resource Specialists

Overall employment is projected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Legislation and court rulings revising standards in various areas—occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, wages, healthcare, retirement plans, and family leave, among others—will increase demand for human resources, training, and labor relations experts. Rising healthcare costs and a growing number of healthcare coverage options should continue to spur demand for specialists to develop creative compensation and benefits packages that companies can offer prospective employees. Read more...

Training Managers

Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) Analysts

HRIS Analysts support the overall company and HR strategies through an integrated approach to collecting, storing, analyzing and optimizing the flow of HR information throughout the organization. Software/systems that may be used include service bureaus, such as ADP and Paychex for payroll, and IT firms such as Oracle-PeopleSoft that offer software and systems for operating the company's payroll, employee information, human resources management, and recruitment systems. HRIS has much in common with IT jobs elsewhere in a company, requiring the ability to work with users in defining needs and with vendors in understanding the capabilities and weaknesses of their wares. Success in this area also requires technical knowledge about systems and software and an ability to plan and implement training.  Read more...

Recruitment Specialists

Recruitment Specialists

Recruitment specialists maintain contacts within the community and may travel considerably, often to job fairs and college campuses, to search for promising job applicants. Recruiters screen, interview, and occasionally test applicants. They also may check references and extend job offers. These workers must be thoroughly familiar with their organization, the work that is done, and the human resources policies of their company in order to discuss wages, working conditions and advancement opportunities with prospective employees. They also must stay informed about equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Human Resource Management Certificate - Certificate of Achievement State Program Code:  22965

Mission College offers a 16-unit Human Resource Management Certificate to students who successfully complete 16 or more units of course work as outlined below. This certificate prepares students with the necessary skills required to conduct human resource management.
Course Number Course Title Units 
Core Curriculum Courses (Required)    
MGMT 118 Human Resource Management
MGMT 122 Applied Human Resource Management
MGMT 201 Human Resource Internship
Choose a minimum of 9 units from the following:    
MGMT 010 Negotiation Skills .5
MGMT 014 Interviewing Skills .5
MGMT 016 Conflict Management .5
MGMT 017
Conducting Performance Appraisals .5
MGMT 018 Effective Supervisory Communication .5
MGMT 019 Dealing with Difficult People .5
MGMT 020 Building Teams .5
MGMT 025 Diversity in Workplace .5
MGMT 026 Motivating at Work .5
MGMT 027 Developing Effective Training Programs .5
MGMT 028 Compensation Management .5
MGMT 029 How to Hire .5
MGMT 030 Human Resource Systems .5
MGMT 102 Leadership 3
MGMT 103 Functions of Management 3
MGMT 136 Conducting Effective Meetings .5
BUS 028A Business Law I 3
BUS 028C Human Resources and the Law 1
BUS 028D Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 1
BUS 078G
Business Writing for Human Resources 1
BUS 079 Human Relations Applied in Business 3
Total Program Certificate Requirements   16
Effective: Fall 2010