Human Resources for Professionals

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that human resource manager positions will grow by 9% through 2024, faster than the average of all other occupations.

 

Earning a certification in the human resources field has become more than just a "nice to have," it's become the industry standard. With over 145,000 certified human resources professionals, it's critical to earn certification to make yourself more marketable as an HR professional. Villanova University College of Professional Studies offers certification prep courses as well as a Hot Topics in HR course that focuses on timely and relevant industry trends and can earn you Continuing Education Units (CEU's).

 

Learn more about which course meets your needs today by browsing the course options below:

 

Essentials of Human Resources

An introduction to the field of Human Resource management, course topics are designed for professionals new to the field or seeking a career in HR. Participants will receive a broad overview of the field and competencies required for success and promotion. This course will familiarize students with an array of credential options recommended for HR professionals and students will be prepared to sit for the aPHR® exam after completing this course.

Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Dates: Thursdays, January 18 to March 1, 2018
Time: 6 - 9:00 PM 
Location: Villanova University

NOTE: This class also meets online for 21 hours. The course totals 39 hours including 18 hours of project based assignments outside the classroom.

 

Course Fees

SHRM Member: $1,395
Non-Member: $ 1,495

 

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Applied Human Resources

 

HR Affiliation Membership: $1,495

Non-Member: $1,595


This 7 week HRCI certification prep course is designed for experienced human resource management professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of the HR field. Experienced practitioners will provide the tools, techniques and practices required for those preparing to sit for the aPHR®, PHR® or SPHR® exam.

 

On Campus Sessions - Thursday Evening or Saturday Morning Options

Dates: Thursdays, March 15 to May 3, 2018
Time: 6 - 9:00 pm
Location: Villanova University

NOTE: This class also meets online for 21 hours.

 

Dates: Saturdays, January 20 to April 7, 2018 (every other week)
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Villanova University
Saturdays: 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17 and 4/7

 

Off Campus Sessions

Northeast Philadelphia
Dates: Thursdays, March 15 to May 3, 2018
Time: 6 - 9:00 pm

NOTE: This class also meets online for 21 hours.

Delaware Port Authority - Wilmington, DE
Dates: Wednesdays, March 14 to April 25, 2018
Time: 6 - 9:00 pm

NOTE: This class also meets online for 21 hours.

 

Complete your registration for Applied Human Resources here.

 

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Hot Topics in Human Resources

This course will cover current topics and issues within the workplace and provide the Human Resource professional with the knowledge, skills, and ability to navigate dynamic and challenging organizational HR matters. The course will meet requirements for HRCI and SHRM business and strategic Continuing Education Units (20 contact hours/2 CEUs).   

 

Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Dates: Wednesdays, March 14 to April 18, 2018
Time: 6 - 9:00 PM 
Location: Villanova University

Course Fee: $1,150

Sample Schedule:

Week 1: Managing Healthcare in the Workplace
Week 2: Technology-Social Media
Week 3: Overview of Employee Relations
Week 4: Health Insurance: Captives and Self-Insurance
Week 5: A Deep Dive into FLSA Administration and Exempt/Non-Exempt Classification
Week 6: Project Management Planning for HR Special Projects

 

 

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SHRM or HRCI 1 Day Exam Prep

NOTE: This 1 day prep course is FREE for students registered in Essentials of HR or Applied HR.

Course Fees for those NOT in Essentials of HR or Applied HR:

HR Affiliation Membership: $300
Non-Member: $350


HRCI 1 Day Test Prep
Saturday, May 12, 2018
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Villanova University

 

SHRM 1 Day Test Prep
Saturday, May 12, 2018
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Villanova University

Complete registration for the 1 Day Exam Prep.

 

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