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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Resource Management

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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.

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Students should take BUS 185  in the Fall semester, as it is a prerequisite to BUS 278 .

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 21

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

Approximate total textbook cost for the certificate: $800.

Students can expect to spend $100 - $150 per course on textbooks. Costs can be reduced by renting textbooks or buying

Approximate total for certificate: $3,803*

* 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.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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