Human resource management is a dynamic field. Professionals are rapidly moving beyond the stereotypical regulation enforcement and paperwork completion into proactive roles as human resource planners and organizational consultants, earning recognition at the highest levels of the organization.
The Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management has helped hundreds of individuals expand their knowledge of HR management to enter or progress in the field. Students can specialize their HR skills by completing a concentration track, or select a variety of electives to become an HR generalist.
Courses are continually updated and tailored to provide students with the background and techniques to become responsible and effective professionals. Taught by qualified practitioners, courses feature practical applications, underlying rationale, and current issues, which can be utilized immediately in the work environment.
Managing Human Resources: An Overview is a mandatory prerequisite for several courses in the program. Many students take more than one course per quarter, and complete the program sooner than the usual 30 months.
For a complete listing of HR events and seminars, visit the HR Exchange website at extension.ucsd.edu/HRexchange.
|Course Title||Course Number||Units||FA||WI||SP||SU|
|Required Courses (Complete all eight courses.)|
|Managing Human Resources: An Overview||X||X||X||O,X|
|Employee and Labor Relations||X||X||X||X|
|Understanding Employee Compensation|
|Benefits and Pension Plans|
|Performance Management Systems|
|Emerging Trends and Issues in Human Resource Management||X||X|
|Electives Courses (Complete at least six units from any of the concentration tracks or other electives below.)|
|Compensation and Benefits|
|Total Rewards Strategy|
|Work/Life Integration: The HR Response||X|
|Understanding Health Plans||X|
|Workforce Planning and Employment|
|Behavioral and Competency-Based Interviewing|
|Employment and Retention Techniques||X||X|
|Succession Planning and Career Development|
|Talent Acquisition & Sourcing Strategies|
|Training and Organizational Development|
|Training and Development||X||X||X||X|
|Foundations of Adult Education||O||O|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||U|
|Care and Feeding of Corporate Culture|
|Work/Life Integration: The HR Response||X|
|Strategic Cross-Cultural Communication||L||L||L||L|
|Business Communication Skills||L||L||L||L|
|Directed Studies in Human Resources||X||X||X||X|
|HR for Emerging Companies|
|HR LearnAbout Tour||U||U|
|Project Management Essentials||L,O,U||O,U||O,U||O,U|
|Project Management Boot Camp||U||U||U||U|
|Work Team Concepts and Skills||L,O||L||L,O|
|Other Courses of Interest (Not required)|
|Careers in Human Resources||U||U|
|L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA|
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable. It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
|Application Fee: $0||Apply Now!|
|Contact: Business, Professional & Legal Programs, 858-534-8148|
|Please note: Upon acceptance into the program, there will be a $60 certificate fee.|
UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission. Complete the application and pay application fee.
Apply all the skills you have learned through the Professional Certificate in Human Resources Management! Directed Studies in Human Resources will provide an experiential learning environment that will guide you to the Next Steps in HR Professionalism.
As ‘Next Steps’ experience, you will work with an advisor on a one-on-one basis to produce a research paper or experiential learning project. The final presentation will reflect one of a variety of HR topics, and it’s intended to be customized to your educational goals. This course will be like an independent study – enhanced by the opportunity to create a resume-ready result involving high-profile employers and verified veterans of Human Resources practice around the greater San Diego area.
Note: Certificate students are eligible to apply. Those with less than two years of work experience in HR must first complete all core classes; those with two or more years of work experience must complete at least nine units of HR coursework in the HR certificate program. For details and information, contact HRPrograms@ucsd.edu
This program is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management.
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