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Human Resource Administration Certificate Business Total Units: 23
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Term Effective: Fall 2009


Within every organization, at least one employee is responsible for the Human Resources activities. The Human Resource Administration Certificate of Achievement program of study provides students with the opportunity to gain skills that can be applied to any organization. These involve compliance with employment law when maintaining personnel files, tracking employee leaves, administering employee benefits, administering and regulating salaries, and maintaining payroll. Students learn how to handle confidential information and sensitive situations.

Program Goal

The goal of the program is provide students with a rigorous preparation for a career in Human Resources, with entry at the technical or administrative level of the human resources profession, with skills for promotional or job enrichment opportunities at the management level of the profession.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Interpret and apply employment laws in a variety of complex human resource situations;
  2. demonstrate competency in specific human resource administrative responsibilities in the areas of hiring, salary administration, benefits administration, and records administration;
  3. apply necessary skills required for managing the complex human interactions and communications that take place in organizations; and
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the strategic role of human resource management in a modern organizational setting.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Human Resource Administration Certificate program are:

  • Complete 23 units from
    • Human Resource Administration Requirements
    • Human Resource Administration Electives

Human Resource Administration Requirements - complete 20.00 units
BAD 52Human Relations in Organizations3.00
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets1.50
BMG 52Written Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 53Oral Communication in Organizations3.00
HR 60Human Resource Management3.00
HR 61Human Resource Employment Law1.50
HR 62Human Resource Records Administration0.50
HR 63Human Resource Hiring Process1.00
HR 64Human Resource Salary Administration1.00
HR 65Human Resource Benefits Administration1.50
HR 66Human Resource Administration Current Applications1.00
Human Resource Administration Electives - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BAD 1Financial Accounting4.00
BBK 50Computerized Bookkeeping and Accounting 13.00
BBK 52.1Payroll Record Keeping and Reporting3.00
BMG 66.3Financial Basics1.00
HR 74Human Resource Payroll Administration2.00

Term Effective: Fall 2009

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2015

Program Requirements Notes:

HR 66 must be the final course taken in the sequence for this program.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


HR 60 is the orientation course for this program.

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