Program Goals and Outcomes

HR certificate goals & outcomes

The online Human Resources Undergraduate Certificate Program can help students working in the industry refresh essential knowledge, supplement their current education, or help students new to HR prepare to take the next steps toward furthering their education. Classes from the human resources certificate can transfer to the Human Resources Management Associate Degree from Penn Foster.

Human Resources

Undergrad. Cert. 15-19 mo As low as $89/mo
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Program Goal

To gain skills and knowledge related to human resources to prepare for a job or continue education at the undergraduate level.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Discuss features, founders, and benefits of various management perspectives, skills required by managers, and the need for an ethical business structure and a diverse business environment
  • Explain specific responsibilities of and skills needed for human resource management (HRM), types of illegal discrimination, and techniques to conduct successful interviews and choose prospective employees appropriately
  • Demonstrate methods of organizing material for a professional setting by composing business memos, emails, outlines, reports, and proposals using the ABC method
  • Discuss the features and examples of various compensation strategies, calculate appropriate pay increases, and analyze features of total compensation
  • Explain accepted theories regarding training and the management of the training function in organizations, and identify successful and unsuccessful training practices
  • Describe the legally required social insurance programs for employees in the United States, the difference between group and individual insurance; the requirements for qualified pension plans, and evaluate benefit packages to determine comprehensive plan coverage
  • Explain the features of labor organizations, the effects of labor unions on employees and businesses, and how labor organizations fit into the business structure of the United States

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