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Human Resource Management

Certificate Program

Cal State Continuing Education is an approved HR Certification Institute provider

The California State University, East Bay Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) benefits both HR professionals and non-HR professionals responsible for implementing human resource policies. The program provides students with a working knowledge of all evolving aspects of the field, now a requirement given HR's increasingly strategic nature.

Students who take part in the Human Resource Management Certificate Program appreciate its emphasis on practice over theory. They especially appreciate its one-day-per-course seminar format, a venue designed to let them exchange ideas with peers and learn from others' experiences. This program is offered at the main Hayward Campus for Saturday classes, and our downtown Oakland Center for classes held during the week.

Cal State East Bay offers three HRM Certificates: Basic, Advanced, and Executive. Those with little prior academic human resource education or human resource training will find the Basic program particularly valuable.

Program Objectives

Specific results graduates can expect will depend on which courses they enroll in. But at its core, the HRM Certificate Program prepares human resource professionals to— whatever their function and level of experience, in whatever type and size of organization—be more confident and strategically-oriented human resource practitioners.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced HR professionals who are seeking to update their knowledge and skills.
  • New HR professionals who seek the knowledge, skills, and perspectives that will help them excel at their jobs and advance in the field.
  • Professionals considering a career change into HR who want to explore the field as well as make themselves more desirable candidates for HR positions.
  • Human resource specialists in any of the five functional areas of human resource management (human resource planning, recruitment, and selection; human resource development; compensation and benefits; employee safety and health; and employee and labor relations), particularly those involved in employee benefits, employee relations, recruiting, wage and salary administration, affirmative action, and labor relations.
  • Line managers who seek greater skill in interviewing and hiring new employees, training employees, conducting performance evaluations of their direct reports, and other HR activities they are responsible for carrying out.

Program Highlights

Type of degree conferred: Certificate
Number of courses: 8 to 16 courses
Program length: 6 to 9 months
Tuition costs (estimated): $195 per course
(Tuition fees are subject to change at any time)
Affiliations: HRCI-Approved Provider
Listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) for Alameda County