Human Resource Professionals

Program Description

Professional in Human Resources (PHR)/Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Instructors: S. Cary, SPHR, MBA, HRM, SHRM-SLP/P. Greufe, SPHR, MBA, CM

Advance your HR career by earning the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). This class helps you prepare for the exam. For more information about the exam, go to www.hrci.org

The PHR demonstrates your mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR management, including U.S. laws and regulations. The PHR is for the HR professional who has experience with program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization, and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.

Am I eligible to take the PHR Exam?

To be eligible for the PHR, you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:

  • Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a master’s degree or higher.
  • Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.

The SPHR demonstrates your mastery of the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the United States. The credential is designed for big-picture thinkers responsible for planning rather than implementing HR policy. Organizations seek out SPHR professionals for their proven accountability for HR department goals, for depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines, and for understanding business issues beyond the HR function.

Am I eligible to take the SPHR exam?

To be eligible for the SPHR, you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:

  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a master’s degree or higher.
  • Have at least five years of experience in a professional- level HR position + a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have at least seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.

The HRCP materials are included in the cost of the course.

10 Thursdays          Mar. 7 – May 9                  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
CRN 11206            Outreach – Rm. 204         Tuition Fee $795


Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR)
Instructor: L. Bassow, SPHR

The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI®) offers the Associate Professional in Human Resources certification (aPHR®), the first ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey. Earning your aPHR credential will allow you to prove your knowledge of the fundamentals of Human Resources and show potential or current employers you have a great foundational knowledge upon which to launch a HR career.

Who is eligible to take the aPHR?

You are eligible if you are interested in pursuing a career in HR management and have a high school diploma or equivalent. This is the perfect program for professionals looking to advance a current career, recent college graduates, members of the armed services who want to make the transition to a civilian profession, and other individuals seeking a career transition into the HR field.

This class helps prepare you for the exam. For more information about the exam, go to www.hrci.org. HRCP materials are included in the cost of the course.

9 Tuesdays             Apr 2 – May 28               6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11205           Outreach – Rm. 204        Tuition Fee $495


SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)/SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

The course to prepare you to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam through the SHRM (The Society for Human Resource Management) will be offered in Fall 2019.  The SHRM Learning System materials are included in the cost of the 12-week course.

Go to www.shrm.org to review eligibility requirements.