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Human Resource Generalist Certificate

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All IN-PERSON professional development courses through August 31 have been cancelled or moved online. Courses that are available virtually are denoted with
"Online Option" in the course title. 

This certificate will give you up-to-date human resource practices at the technical, operational, and strategic management levels. Whether you have HR experience or just want to build your career, our Human Resource Generalist Certificate is designed to prepare you for success.

  • Design recruitment, selection, and staffing strategies
  • Explore benefit practices and trends
  • Gain practical skills to lead organization development interventions
  • Build positive employee and labor relations

Video: Human Resource Course Testimonials


Human Resource Generalist Digital Badge

Professional Development
Digital Badges

The College is now offering digital badges with the completion of a professional development certificate. Learn more about digital badges.

Stories From the Field

K. David Hirschey

K. David Hirschey has been a human resource professional for going on five decades. He's also an instructor for the HR Generalist Certificate, and he shares his insider's perspective on the daily tasks and skills needed to be successful in the field.

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