Human Resources Professional, Continuing Education Certificate
This advanced level program enhances the skills of Human Resources practitioners by utilizing the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge, covering topics such as strategic planning, talent acquisition, employee engagement, employee & labor relations, diversity & inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. Upon completion participants will be prepared to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) is for Human Resources professionals who work in operational roles implementing policies and performing day-to-day HR functions. SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) is for senior HR professionals who work in primarily a strategic role, developing policies and strategies, overseeing the execution of HR operations, analyze metrics, and align HR strategies to operational goals.
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 SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional SHRM-SCP).
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) https://www.shrm.org
Financial Aid and Payment Options
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
Courses start in September and February at CCBC Hunt Valley or CCBC Owings Mills.
High School Diploma or GED.
1-7 years of experience working in a human resources role; years of experience relate to educational background. Contact SRHM at www.shrm.org for details and current requirements.
Less than a Bachelor's Degree: HR-Related Program, 3 years in HR role. Non-HR Program, 4 years in HR role.
Bachelor's Degree: HR-Related Degree, 1 year in HR role. Non-HR Degree, 2 years in HR role.
Graduate Degree: HR-Related Degree, currently in in HR role. Non-HR Degree, 1 year in HR role.
Less than a Bachelor's Degree: HR-Related Program, 6 years in HR role. Non-HR Program, 7 years in HR role.
Bachelor's Degree: HR-Related Degree, 4 years in HR role. Non-HR Degree, 5 years in HR role.
Graduate Degree: HR-Related Degree, 3 years in in HR role. Non-HR Degree, 4 years in HR role.
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply 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
(approximate cost; subject to change)
SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP Certification Exam Prep
Skills for Success:
Good planning and organizational skills; strong oral and written communications skills; strong interpersonal skills; good problem-solving skills.
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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