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.