Human resources undergraduate certificate
Whether you're looking to refresh your HR skills or build upon your current education, Penn Foster College's online Human Resources Undergraduate Certificate Program can help you take the next steps toward preparing to advance your HR career. With flexible online classes, you'll build your human resources knowledge on your schedule from home.
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What You Will Learn
- How to understand and apply the factors that are considered regarding how employees are paid, including legal requirements, performance-based pay, commissions, salaries, and benefits.
- How to write professional for business, including memos, emails, reports, and proposals.
- How to develop, evaluate, and implement effective training strategies.
- How to make effective decisions as a manager and a leader.
HR Undergraduate Certificate Outcomes
Our online Human Resources Undergraduate Certificate Program is geared towards students who want to refresh the HR skills they already have, supplement their education with additional credits, or even take the first steps toward furthering their education. While a certificate-level program alone doesn't qualify a graduate for a job in the field, it can enhance your resume with relevant industry skills that can help you stand out to employers.
State Licensing Requirements
Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in certain fields are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your Program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.
HR Undergrad Certificate Student Stories
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"I doubted myself for so long... Penn Foster changed my life. I gained so much confidence in myself and achieved one of my goals."
Human Resources Undergrad Certificate Curriculum
- 22 credits
- 8 courses
- 29 exams
- 6 submitted projects
In our Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources Program, you'll cover fundamental human resources skills while earning 22 college credits. Your online classes include:
- Human Resources Management
- Business and Technical Writing
- Training Concepts
- Labor Relations
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Our Proven Human Resources Learning Model
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Human Resources Undergraduate Certificate FAQs
How long does it take to earn a certificate in HR?
The length of time it takes to earn a certificate in HR can vary by school and by student. However, with Penn Foster's online Human Resources Undergraduate Certificate, classes are self-paced, meaning you can study when you want. With that in mind, on average, most students can earn their undergraduate certificate in as little as 15 months.
What is the difference between an undergraduate certificate and an associate degree?
An undergraduate certificate is generally a shorter, focused set of college courses geared toward students who are looking to supplement their current education and skills, or learn industry-specific skills. Students still take college-level classes and earn college credit, without completing a full degree program. An undergraduate certificate can also act as a stepping stone toward furthering your education with an associate degree. An associate degree is a four-semester, two-year degree program that combines general education coursework with subject-specific classes. Students earn a full associate degree after successfully completing the program, which can be better suited to students who do not have relevant work experience or education in a specific role.
Will credits from this course carry over to other Penn Foster courses?
Students who successfully complete the online HR certificate can potentially carry these courses over into Penn Foster's Associate Degree in Human Resources Management Program. Upon enrolling in the degree program, students will have their credits from the undergraduate certificate evaluated and transferred over. It's important to note that not all classes may transfer over depending on a variety of factors including grades, class content, and how long ago you completed the certificate.
What are the education requirements to earn an undergraduate certificate?
An undergraduate certificate in any subject teaches college-level material so in order to enroll in the program, students should have a minimum education level of a high school diploma or equivalent. You'll be required to fill out a high school completion form, located in your Student Portal, to verify your level of education.
Transferring Credits to our Associate Degree in Accounting
In order to transfer the credits earned in our Accounting Undergraduate Certificate to the accounting degree, students must meet certain requirements. A minimum grade of "C" is required for transfer credit and approved transfer credits will be deducted from your tuition.
Read more about Penn Foster's credit transfer policy here.