Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources

Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources

Program Overview

Earn your Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources (22 credits) — at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster College.

The Penn Foster Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources is comprised of courses designed to provide participants with exposure to business skills in the human resources area. Students will learn how to professionally hire, train, retain and manage the type of employee talent that will help their businesses succeed. In addition to a foundation in HR practice, students also complete courses in compensation management, training, benefits, and labor relations.

The course credits earned with this program are transferable to an Associate of Science Degree in Human Resources Management at Penn Foster College.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the business environment including planning; organizing; leading and controlling.
  • Reviewing the interaction of the personnel functions and the objectives of an organization.
  • Learning how to manage the training function in organizations with an examination of successful and unsuccessful training practices.
  • Designing benefit plans including understanding of insurance programs, employer-sponsored pension plans; and the integration of government and employer-sponsored retirement benefits into an individual’s retirement planning.
  • Engaging in labor relations through the interactions between organized labor unions and company management.
  • …and much, much more.