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Human resource management certificate programs are rare, but Colorado students can either enroll in a community college program or study human resource management while enrolled in a business degree program. Coursework can cover employee communications, labor laws, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton's Arapahoe Community College offers a business administration certificate program with several concentrations that include human resource management. This certificate is designed for specific business-related skills training geared toward career advancement purposes. The 24-credit program includes required business courses, such as personal computer applications and business report writing, along with 12 credits of human resource management courses. Human resource management topics of study include effective workplace communication, employee conflict resolution, hiring procedures and compensation and benefits.
Colorado State University
Located in Fort Collins, Colorado State University has several certificate programs open to undergraduate business majors enrolled at the school. These certificates are intended to allow students to choose an area of concentration while completing their business degrees. The 9-credit human resource management certificate program covers topics of study, such as labor laws relating to employee relations and labor union management and negotiation.
Human resource managers handle administrative duties that include employee recruitment, interviews and selection. They work closely with both employees and management to ensure employee satisfaction and to help achieve maximum productivity.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Human Resource Management Certificates Offered||Program Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)|
|Arapahoe Community College||2-year; public; large suburb||Business Administration Certificate||$3,334/yr for in-state students; $13,052/yr for out-of-state students*|
|Colorado State University||4-year; public; midsize city||Certificate in Managing Human Resources||$10,558/yr for in-state students; $27,267/yr for out-of-state students**|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics