SHRM ® Essentials of Human Resource Management

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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®, a certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all modules.  

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

Online:  Summer Term:
Class will meet (Live) Online Thursday nights June - July 1  from 6:30p - 8:30p for class discussion. 
Course Number: CAR 775-75
Prior to each class meeting, students will review/self study the class lecture/assignments online prior to the weekly class meeting/discussion 
Enroll: By May 20.  Call 1-800 818 3434. Provide valid email, cell phone, home address, date of birth.

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Texts will be shipped from SHRM approx. May 25 to your home address provided. Texts are non-refundable once shipped.  

Online: Fall Term:   Class meeting dates: 
Online Thursday nights September 16 - October 14 from 6:30p - 8:30p  for class discussion. Prior to each class meeting, students will review/self-study the topic lecture/assignments online prior to the live class meeting.

Enrollment period:   July 1 - September 1 by calling 1-800-818-3434.  Course # CAR 775-75. Please provide date of birth, valid email, mailing address and cell phone for course communication.  

Texts will be shipped the week of September 7 for the fall term.

Tuition:$620 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.
Less than 7 business days prior to start of the course=50% tuition refund. 
After course begins $0.  Transfers not accepted.
The SHRM texts/materials are non-refundable once distributed or shipped.

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Last Modified: 5/6/21