Earn your Human Resource Management certificate online at Champlain College and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect. This certificate program is designed for present and future human resources professionals who seek to hone their business and people skills. It includes a thorough introduction to everyday requirements of managing an HR department. In this program, you learn the management skills to effectively recruit, hire, support, develop and retain employees; as well as gain a thorough understanding of the hiring laws, benefits packages, appraisals, employee rights and more.

Our human resource management certificate will:

  • Show you how organizations gain sustainable competitive advantage through people
  • Explore the legal and moral dimensions of affirmative action, the benefits of diversity to the workplace and to creating a safe and comfortable workplace for all employees.
  • Introduce you to the available resources that will allow you to maintain your knowledge in this rapidly changing field.
  • Teach you to find and retain people to meet the strategic needs of your organization.
  • Explore the most current legal and compliance issues related to the talent in your organization
  • Provide you the opportunity to share questions, concerns and relevant personal experiences with others interested in the same profession.
  • Provide insight into how to retain a company's employees through career development and effective training.

Note: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Standalone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.


Course #TitleCredits
MGMT 320 Managing Talent 3
MGMT 325 Strategic Human Resource Management   3
BLAW 370 Employment Law 3
Plus 2 of the following:
BLAW 140 Business Law I 3
MGMT 210 Managing Behavior in Organizations 3
MGMT 280 Organizational Development 3
COMM 340 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 350 Conflict Management 3
MGMT 370 Business Research Methods 3
  Total 15

* Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call an admissions representative at 888-545-3459 for more information.