Human Resources Manager (Entry Level), Continuing Education Certificate

Human Resources (HR) Managers often serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems. They frequently advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes. HR Managers also perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures. They generally plan, organize, direct, control or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.

Program objectives

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:      

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be prepared to sit for the certification exam for Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR).

Certifying Organization:

HR Certification Institute (HRCI),

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Baltimore County College Promise
Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

4 months

Courses start in June, September and February at CCBC Owings Mills and CCBC Hunt Valley.

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence


Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



MGT 346 

Fundamentals of Human Resources aPHR Certification


Materials provided



​MGT 762 ​Human Resources: An Application in Today's Business Climate ​8 ​Materials provided



​Course Series Totals: ​44



Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Good planning and organizational skills; strong oral and written communications skills; strong interpersonal skills; good problem-solving skills.

Career Opportunities:

Students will be better prepared to effectively work in an organization's human resources department.  Careers in this field are available in a broad range of privately held companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations.


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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Moire Riley | | 443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley | 106

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Moore| | 443-840-1632 | Essex | BESS 116