Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate (HRM1)

The Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate program prepares individuals to perform human resource functions in the HR department in most companies. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop and reinforce students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement in management. Graduates will receive a Human Resource Management Specialist TCC.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate program obtain skills necessary for entry-level human resource positions as a human resource specialist, administrative specialist, training and development specialist, benefits coordinator, or human resource generalist. Small and large businesses, healthcare organizations, government agencies, and education are examples of areas that need the expertise of a human resource management specialist.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 36 30 23 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 218 222 223 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate Curriculum

The curriculum for the Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 270 contact hours and generally takes 2 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (18 Credits)

MGMT 1105Organizational Behavior


MGMT 2115Human Resource Management


MGMT 2125Performance Management


MGMT 2130Employee Training & Development


Select one (3 Credits)

MGMT 2120Labor Management Relations


ACCT 2140Legal Environment of Business


Guided Elective (3 Credits)

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $1,800

Fees ($385 per semester): $770

Books/Supplies: $500

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)