Associate Professional in Human Resources

Overview

Human Resources (HR) departments are fast-becoming a significant player in organizations across the country. Previously, these divisions handled mainly administrative functions like managing employee benefits, recruiting, interviewing and hiring new staff as directed by management. Today’s HR professionals, on the other hand, are increasingly involved in company initiatives and strategic planning. With this evolving role, HR departments are now able to offers unprecedented opportunities for those entering the field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of HR professions in the U.S. will rise faster than the national average over the next 10 years, making this a great focus for students looking to enter the business world.

The Human Resources program introduces human resources (HR) functions and related elements and activities to learners interested in entering a career in this field or anyone who runs or may start a business of their own. This program will outline for participants the roles and responsibilities of members of a typical HR department, educating the staff that make up a particular firm in various corporate policies, rules and/or procedures as well as how their individual role will include HR-related activities, whether officially part of an HR department or not. Learners will move through the evolution of HR management through to the modern functions of most HR divisions from the perspective of both management and subordinate employees. Further, students will explore various compensation structures and gain an understanding of the importance of maintaining fair and equitable compensation and benefit programs.

As part of this program, learners will be exposed to real-world situations and conflicts that may arise ranging from compensation to employee counseling, conflict resolution, discipline and termination alongside the legal and ethical implications of all of these points with respect to Equal Employment Opportunity requirements. Other critical areas such as training and development of staff with regard to many of the above mentioned issues as well as staffing and strategy will also be discussed. This program focuses on human resource management skills used by business managers in day-to-day operations. While focusing on the different aspects of human resource management and practices, problem solving and critical thinking skills are applied.

 

Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Solve mathematical problems using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Solve equations
  • Analyze business problems using percentages and statistical concepts
  • Apply mathematical concepts to business problems involving pricing and discounts
  • Explain various payroll issues that affect employers and employees
  • Apply mathematical concepts to business lending transactions
  • Apply mathematical concepts to business transactions involving annuities and stocks and bonds
  • Calculate various mortgage problems
  • Apply various depreciation methods
  • Apply mathematical concepts to business transactions involving inventory
  • Calculate various insurance and tax transactions
  • Analyze financial statements using mathematical concepts
  • HR Operations
  • Employee Relations
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Human Resource Development and Retention
  • Health, Safety, and Security

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