The Human Resource Management Advanced Technical Certificate prepares the student for a career in human resource management. The curriculum covers staffing, training and development, compensation and employee benefits, employee and labor-management relations, and employment law. The program emphasizes management competencies such as communication, leadership, strategic planning, critical analyses, and problem solving specific to the career field. With these professional skillsets, the human resource manager is pivotal to the success of an organization, whether private or public.
Earning a certificate can be the first step toward earning a baccalaureate degree in the field. The credits from this program are applicable toward the Human Resource Management Concentration of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree.
Admission to this program requires an associate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited school or college, and at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0-point scale. The student must meet the requirements for college-level mathematics, reading, and writing. Any deficiencies must be satisfied prior to admission to the program. If the student’s associate degree is from a non-regionally accredited institution, but one that is accredited by a body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, a course-by-course evaluation is done according to Polk State College’s transfer practices and policies.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is able to:
PLO 1: Interpret the law and the legal responsibilities of a human resource manager.
PLO 2: Develop and implement strategic plans to meet an organization’s workforce needs through effective labor forecasting, recruitment, and hiring of a diverse workforce.
PLO 3: Develop and assess strategic compensation and benefit systems for the purpose of attracting, retaining, and motivating a competent and competitive workforce.
PLO 4: Evaluate and incorporate various training and development programs to optimize employee performance.
PLO 5: Assess and develop interventions to enhance employee engagement and labor relations.
PLO 6: Explain the leadership role of human resources in shaping the future of organizations through creating and supervising global workforces, overseeing diverse organizations, managing strategic change within the organization, and providing for the well-being of employees.