Human Resources

Certificate in Human Resources Professional - Generalist

More and more employers are looking at their workforce as a significant resource to the success of their company. Additionally, federal and state regulations require an even more professional human resources department to handle the many mandates and requirements of legally maintaining employees. Together, these factors can be daunting to the untrained. Let CCM be your answer to a safe, effective, and compliant workforce.

Information Session: Careers in Human Resources

Where to find employers, salaries, training that is needed, how to get started.  Pre-registration is not required.

Program Description

Need a “career jump?"  Are you thinking about a job change? Think your schedule is too busy for school? Enroll in the newly-designed Human Resources Certificate at CCM to revitalize or begin a career in a dynamic profession. Complete the training needed to become a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) from the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM).

Employers hire HR Professionals with current knowledge of legislation, business acumen, and a solid understanding of their field. CCM programs are highly regarded. Enroll in the HR Certificate Program and gain the credibility to grow your career.

The HR Professional-Generalist Certificate is a comprehensive program that is spread among five modules and includes federal and state regulations vital for HR Professionals to understand. Attend all five modules and receive a comprehensive certificate. Content has been enhanced and updated based on the 2013 SHRM’s State of Human Resource Education Study in cooperation with the American Institutes for Research.

Conveniently scheduled classes meet one evening per week.  Class size is limited.  Register today to reserve a seat and change your future today!

Topics and core competencies are based on SHRM Human Resource Curriculum: An Integrated Approach to HR Education.  A field trip to one SHRM local chapter meeting will be required.


You do not need to enroll in the certificate program to benefit from these courses. Upon completion of all five modules, you are awarded the Certificate of Completion in Human Resources by the college. See “Certificates and Transcripts.”

Required Text

For required text book information, go to Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class.  Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets.


Course CodeCourse TitleCEUs
CHR-121HR Management and Staffing1.5
CHR-122Employment Law1.8
CHR-119Training & Staff Development0.9
CHR-117Total Rewards: Compensation & Benefits1.5
CHR-123Strategic HR Management & Capstone Project0.9

To register, go to and click on "Continuing Education (Non-Credit)." Have your credit card, social security number, and 5 digit Course Code number ready.

Course usage information

HR Management and Staffing

People are the most valuable asset to any organization. Learn how to identify and implement recruiting and retention programs to impact productivity and profitability. Students will use measurement tools to assess HR effectiveness. The class will attend a Society of Human Resources chapter meeting (Sussex- Warren) as a field trip. Topics will include: - Trends in HR Management and the contemporary role of HR in the large and small organization - Develop recruiting and retention strategies and practices - Manage a diverse workforce and a global workforce - Evaluate HR performance/effectiveness with metrics. CHR-121.

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Employment Law

Professionals provide training to managers and employees on compliance issues and develop and implement policies, practices, and procedures. Students will learn about relevant legislation such as: Employment at will/wrongful discharge, NJ State and local legislation, OSHA, FLSA, ERISA, FMLA, NLRA, WARN, COBRA, HIPAA, and EEO. CHR-122.

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Training & Staff Development

Continuous learning is essential to a productive and efficient workforce. HR delivers corporate training to employees based on business objectives. - Define core competencies - Conduct a needs assessment - Design and deliver training programs - Link career development and performance management to training CHR-119.

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Total Rewards: Compensation & Benefits

Compensation and benefits are primary factors in recruiting and retaining top talent and the key to a company's competitiveness. HR develops packages for executives and compensation and benefits levels for employees that are internally and externally equitable and that fit the company's needs. Major topics: - Salary grading and banding using a market-based strategy - Management of company paid benefits: medical, dental and other benefits - ERISA and other regulatory issues pertaining to benefits - Other rewards: paid time off, flexible schedules. CHR-117.

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Strategic HR Management & Capstone Project

In order to be an active partner in the strategic management of a company, HR must understand the business climate and the competition. HR translates corporate goals (both short and long-term) to the department and individual level. HR reduces or mitigates risk to the company. Students will work in groups on a project of choice and will identify and report on solutions drawing from multiple areas of HR. Major topics: - SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) Analysis - Health, safety, and security risks - workforce changes including mergers/ acquisitions, reductions in workforce. CHR-123.