SHRM ® Essentials of Human Resource Management

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Effective January 2022:  All students (including non-credit students enrolled in any on-campus courses or off-site clinical) will be required to provide Middlesex Community College proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to coming on-campus.  More info will follow on the documentation process for non-credit students.  

The SHRM®  Essentials of Human Resources program is an intro course offering a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of HR. It gives participants foundational knowledge and an introduction to behavioral competencies that are essential for business success. This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.  No pre-req.  Includes all SHRM online materials and textbook. Materials are developed by the Society of HR Management. Taught by a SHRM certified HR professional, Dr. Carla Patalano

Who Should Attend? 
-- HR staff who need a review/overview of HR functions
-- Managers and supervisors who hire, train, or evaluate staff 
-- Entry level HR professionals or those just starting out in HR
-- Business owners and office managers
-- Employers looking to create a stronger alignment with organizational goals and HR goals
-- HR professionals who are SHRM-CP/SCP certified seeking PDCs through SHRM.  This course will award up to 14.75 PDCs through SHRM.

HR Topics Covered: The HR Function; Talent Acquisition; Compensation and Benefits; Learning and Development; Performance Management; Employment Law. 
In cooperation with SHRM®, students can download a certificate upon successful completion of all module quizzes (80% or above required for a certificate). 

Note: This is an intro to HR course, not a SHRM CP/SCP Certification exam prep course.  For info on our SHRM exam prep class visit our website

OnCampus  Spring 2023  
Course Number CAR 775-30   CRN 20140
Location:  Bedford, MA campus. Academic Resources Room 101
Dates: Friday, March 17 and March 24 from 9a - 4:30p
Enrollment:  November 7 -  March 6.  Texts will be distributed the first class meeting date. To enroll email
Please provide full name, date of birth, home address, cell phone, preferred email for course communication

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Tuition: $625 which includes all SHRM® materials.  SHRM texts will be shipped to the address provided upon enrollment. Texts are non-refundable. Note:  For Commonwealth of Mass. Employees: Course is eligible for Commonwealth of MA employee tuition waivers for tuition fee only.  SHRM text/materials are student paid.  Submit your HR signed tuition waiver to MCC student accounts office. 

Refund Policy:
7 or more business days prior to start of course=100% tuition refund. Thereafter 0. The SHRM texts/materials are non-refundable once distributed or shipped.

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Last Modified: 10/14/22