Gain a thorough understanding of the most current human resources theories and then put them into practice. Learn how to establish policies, programs, and procedures that resolve legal or staffing issues, advise managers, create training programs and provide a wide variety of other support for your organization and its most valuable resource. Use special projects, case studies, and role-playing opportunities to dig deep into areas of particular interest to your professional or company environment.
Created in partnership with SHRM.
Ideally suited for those who may already have human resources-related responsibilities including, but not limited to:
Human resources managers
Consultants and others who commonly work with staff in union or non-union environments.
What You'll Learn
Examine common issues facing today's employers and the core principles of human resources management, including:
Supervision and retention of staff
Employee benefit administration
Insurance and risk management
Human resources law
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world and can be found in private companies, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:
Human Resources Manager
Labor Relations Coordinator
If you are a professional preparing for a management-level position, you will benefit from this program as well.
Professional Licensure and Certification
University of California programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.
The University of California has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a University of California program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).
Real People. Real Results.
“After I was displaced from my previous employer, I knew obtaining my certificate would help me in my job search and keep me engaged in my field of work.”
Jennifer PadillaSan Gabriel Children's CenterGlendora, CA
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
High school education or equivalent
Upon successful completion of your certificate program, you may be able to apply for credit from your Human Resources Management coursework toward a specialized M.B.A. at La Sierra University.
Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), which maintains districts in Riverside, Temecula, and Coachella Valley.
Inland Empire Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Human Resources Management 3 units
Labor and Employee Relations 3 units
Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Retention 3 units
Compensation Administration 3 units
“Successful careers in the private and public sectors, and now in the academic world, allow me to contribute where my strong mentoring skills and passion for student achievement and employee empowerment are valued. The classes I teach afford me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, and help students identify their unique skills and learn how to make a difference.”
Lee A. Fenstermaker IIIPresidentFenstermaker & Associates Training and ConsultingHemet, CA