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Human Resource Management Essentials Career Pathway Certificate

CPCC Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
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Unleash your potential in human resources 

Are you passionate about building strong workplace cultures and empowering employees to thrive? Do you see yourself as a champion for fairness, a negotiator of win-win situations and a strategic partner in driving organizational success? Then a career in Human Resources (HR) could be your perfect fit.

The Human Resource Management Essentials Career Pathway Certificate at Clackamas Community College can be your launchpad to a rewarding career in HR. This comprehensive program equips you with the essential knowledge and skills to excel in this dynamic field, all in less than a year.

Whether you're looking to enter the human resources world or already have some experience in HR, this program provides a solid foundation. You'll gain an understanding of core human resources practices and principles, from recruitment and onboarding to compensation and benefits, performance management and employee relations.

Imagine the impact you could have: fostering a positive work environment, helping recruit top talent and ensuring compliance with ever-changing employment laws. With a strong foundation in HR, you'll be positioned to make a real difference in the organizations you serve.

Invest in yourself and unlock a world of opportunity in human resources. Enroll today!

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

Required classes for the Human Resource Management Essentials Career Pathway Certificate

Job Outlook

Get a human resources job that powers businesses and people 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 9% growth in human resource occupations over the next decade. This growth is fueled by the increasing complexity of HR regulations, the need for organizations to attract and retain top talent, and the growing emphasis on employee engagement and well-being. 
For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Gain in-demand HR management skills 

The Human Resource Management Essentials Career Pathway Certificate will teach you critical HR management topics such as: 

Support job analysis

  • Facilitate the identification and documentation of job requirements, tasks and competencies.
  • Assist in conducting interviews, surveys and observations to gather data for job analysis. 
 Streamline recruitment and selection
  • Assist with sourcing and attracting qualified candidates.
  • Support the development and implementation of effective screening and recruitment strategies. 
 Implement and maintain HR systems
  • Collaborate on the design and implementation of training and development programs.
  • Assist with performance management processes, including feedback, goal setting and development plans. 
 Advocate for financial equity
  • Analyze and advise on issues related to pay equity, benefits and compensation structures.
  • Identify and mitigate potential biases in financial compensation systems. 
 Cultivate professionalism
  • Apply critical thinking and self-reflection to continuously improve performance.
  • Demonstrate strong self-management skills to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage workload effectively. 
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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