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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Human Resource Management, Certificate

Location(s): Ankeny

Human Resource Management skills are increasingly important for nearly anyone pursuing a career in business. This certificate is designed to provide a background in human resource functions and law for students majoring in Management, Business Administration, Administrative Assistant and Entrepreneurship, among others. This certificate is also beneficial to people employed in business who wish to upgrade their knowledge of human resource procedures.

Program Details

Students may start any semester

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Human Resource Management Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 21

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$185.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester  2

Approximate total for certificate: $3,885**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Train and instruct employees in job duties and company policies or arrange for training to be provided.
  • Evaluate employees’ job performance and conformance to regulations.
  • Review records and reports pertaining to activities, such as production and payroll in order to verify details, monitor work activities and evaluate performance.
  • Recruit, interview and select employees.
  • Interpret and communicate work procedures and company policies to staff.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Communicate effectively using listening, speaking and writing skills.
  • Manage your own time and the time of others.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Motivate, develop and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

  • Demand for managers with Human Resource Management skills, and Human Resource Management Assistants is expected to be high through 2022.
  • Many Human Resource Management positions require a Bachelor’s degree.

Program Competencies

  1. Assess the human resource needs for the establishment of and future growth of the organization
  2. Develop and implement training and development activities to enhance employee and organizational performance
  3. Adopt motivational strategies to optimize the performance of employees for the benefit of the organization
  4. Link the organization’s extrinsic rewards program to organizational objectives and goals
  5. Interpret financial and statistical data to support decisions
  6. Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills
  7. Interpret the legal aspects of various industries as it relates to a Human Resource employee’s role in an organization

Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/pathways/.(2021)

Competencies revised date