The program emphasizes the skills required to perform specialized technical tasks to support an organization’s human resource operation. The Human Resource Assistant provides information to clients and explains policies, rules, and regulations. The assistant has a basic understanding of a collective bargaining agreement. The assistant collects and examines detailed information about job duties in order to prepare job descriptions. The assistant prepares job announcements, performs on-line recruiting, schedules employment examinations and interviews, and screens applicants in accordance with job requirements. The size of the organization determines the degree to which the assistant assumes a variety of duties.
Employment opportunity exists in State government as a Human Resource Consultant 1. Alternate job titles applied to private and public sectors include Administrative Assistant, Benefits Administrator, Employment Assistant or Specialist, Human Resource Recruiter and others. See Business » Office Technology and Administration for more career and employment information.
At the completion of the Human Resource Assistant Certificate, the successful student will be able to:
- Apply critical thinking, professional practices, and efficient techniques to complete job tasks
- Communicate clearly and professionally with clients, supervisor, and coworkers
- Evaluate a workplace problem and apply appropriate strategies and valid reasoning to process quantitative and symbolic data
- Identify and adjust to workplace differences in order to operate collaboratively and effectively
- Recognize ethical dilemmas in the workplace and evaluate the consequences
In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards:
- Explain personnel policies, benefits, and procedures to employees or job applicants
- Recruit, process, and review employment applications; evaluate qualifications and eligibility of applicants
- Review and research operating procedures and problems; develop solutions and/or recommendations
- Process, verify, and maintain documentation relating to personnel activities while interacting with computers
- Gather information about, understand and explain clearly to others concepts relevant to successful performance in the field of human resource management
- Think logically and critically and apply these thinking skills to the human resource field
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 66 credits in courses numbered 100 or above. All core and General Education requirements must be met.
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE OPTIONS: If a degree is desired, 35 credits can be applied toward Business Administration and 46 credits can be applied toward Office Administration.
Admission: Students are accepted into the Human Resource Assistant program every quarter.
Length of Program: Full-time students would typically complete a 66 credit program in four to five quarters, after basic skills and/or pre-college are complete.
Additional Program Information
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Human Resource Assistant
Certificate of Completion
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS
General Education Requirements
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING
Distribution: AAS, AAS-COMPUTATION
Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 21, 2017