Human Resource Management (CTHRMG)


This Certificate program provides students with an understanding of the human resource management role in organizations and formal systems used to manage talent towards organizational goals. The classes are informative and provide a highly engaged learning environment.

The Certificate is for students who with to enter the field as an Human Resource Assistant or for those who would like to enrich their knowledge of human resources. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be ready to assist in areas of:

  • Human resource planning
  • Job description/specification
  • Selection process
  • Performance management
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Negotiations
  • Employee relations
  • Payroll
  • Government regulation compliance

This Certificate can be applied towards the Management Associates of Applied Science.

This is a high demand and high skill program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

This program prepares students for entry-level jobs as a human resource assistant or specialist where they will be assisting in activities that range from recruiting, interviewing and hiring job candidates to evaluating jobs, negotiating contracts, and ensuring company compliance with equal opportunity regulations. This program also provides students with basic management skills that will improve their ability to manage people.

Business/Computer Technologies
Business Department
Douglas Waters
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Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ACC 110 or Payroll Accounting  
ACC 111   Principles of Accounting I 2-3
BMG 150   Labor-Management Relations 3
BMG 207   Business Communication 3
BMG 240   Human Resources Management 3
BMG 279   Organizational Management 3
BMG 205 or Creating the Customer Experience  
BMG 230 or Principles of Management  
CIS 110   Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
Total 17-18
Total Credits Required