Human Resources Manager (Entry Level), Continuing Education Workforce 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

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare to sit for the aPHR® and PHR® credentialing exam,

2. function more effectively in an entry-level human resources management role,

3. prepare to gain entry-level employment in a human resources role, and

4. assume responsibility for continued professional and personal development through continuing education.

Program Credentials

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), www.hrci.org

 

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

4 months

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

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program 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

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

MGT 346 

Fundamentals of Human Resources aPHR Certification

36

Materials provided

$895

T-$269/F-$626

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

​$189

T-$57/F-$132

​Course Series Totals: ​44

$1084

T-$326/F-$758

Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Good planning and organizational skills; strong oral and written communications skills; strong interpersonal skills; and 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 | mriley@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley 106

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Moore| scullip@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-1632 | Essex BESS 116