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Human Resource Management Certificate

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Fast-track your human resource career with Clackamas Community College's certificate 

Are you looking to make a positive impact on both people and organizations? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a knack for building relationships? If so, a career in human resources (HR) could be perfect for you. 

Clackamas Community College’s one-year Human Resource Management Certificate program will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to thrive in human resources. Whether you're new to the field or looking to advance, our program will help you:

  • Land your dream HR job: Gain a competitive edge in the job market with a recognized human resources credential.
  • Boost your career: Move up the ladder with a deep understanding of key human resources practices.
  • Meet industry standards: Stay ahead of the curve with knowledge aligned with professional human resources requirements.

Don't wait to take the next step in your human resources journey. Contact Clackamas Community College today to learn more about our Human Resource Management Certificate program!

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

Land your dream job in human resources

The job outlook for human resources professionals is positive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that HR occupations will grow 9% by 2030. This growth is due to a number of factors, including the increasing complexity of HR laws and regulations, the growing emphasis on employee engagement and retention, and the need for organizations to adapt to a changing workforce. 

With a Human Resource Management Certificate from Clackamas Community College, you will be well-positioned to take advantage of the many opportunities available in the HR field, from manager to specialist to assistant. 


For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Gain human resource skills needed for the modern workplace 

In our program, you will learn from experienced human resources professionals who teach the latest HR practices and strategies. You should gain a comprehensive understanding of human relations, business law, employment practices and labor relations. You should also learn how to recruit and select employees, conduct performance appraisals and manage employee benefits. 

Skills you should gain include: 

  • Human resource management fundamentals: Gain a foundation in the core principles of HR, including workforce planning, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, performance management and employee relations. 
  • Legal and ethical compliance: Understand the legal and ethical considerations that are essential for any HR professional.
  • Recruitment and selection: Learn how to effectively recruit, screen and select qualified candidates for open positions.
  • Performance management: Develop skills to coach, counsel and evaluate employees to help them achieve their full potential.
  • Compensation and benefits: Gain a comprehensive understanding of compensation and benefits packages, including salary structures, benefits administration and employee retirement plans.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills: Develop communication and interpersonal skills that are essential for building relationships and resolving conflict. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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