This program provides Career Technical Education opportunities in the areas of human resource support and management for a small to medium size business. This certificate provides a specialized focus on the various aspects of the human resource discipline in a business including recruiting, compensation, benefits, and training. Upon completion of this program a student should be able to:• Demonstrate an understanding of the Human Resources functions (recruiting, compensation, benefits, legal considerations).• Demonstrate an understanding of the different employee motivational theories and how to apply them in specific situations.• Demonstrate an understanding of the Human Resources role in a business.This certificate is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a human resource assistant in human resource departments in a small to medium size business environment.
|Enrollment Data||Year 1||Year 2|
|Course Dept #||Course Title||Annual Sections||Annual Enrollment Total||Annual Sections||Annual Enrollment Total|
|BUSN 024||International Business Management||1||15||1||15|
|BUSN 028||Business Law||13||455||15||480|
|BUSN 036||Strategic Management||2||30||2||30|
|BUSN 051||Introduction to Business||17||595||18||576|
|BUSN 061||Business, Government & Society||3||60||2||50|
|BUSN 062||Business Mathematics||2||40||2||20|
|BUSN 078||Business Commmunications||5||110||6||102|
|BUSN 034||Human Resource Management||1||20||2||30|
|BUSN 066||Human Relations in Business||3||60||4||60|
|BUSN 068||Organizational Behavior||1||15||2||20|
|BUSN 006||Negotiation Principles||1||15||1||15|
The goal of the Human Resources Certificate of Achievement is to provide Career Technical Education (CTE) opportunities in business human resources jobs, and to develop an understanding of how to support the management of human resources for a small to medium size business. Emphasis is on facilitating the ongoing function of human resources in key areas such as recruiting, compensation, motivation, and benefits in a small to medium size business.
Upon completion of this program, a student should be able to provide the necessary support as a human resource assistant in a small to medium sized business.
Upon completion of this certificate, potential careers exist as a human resource assistant in a small to medium size business environment.
As part of its mission, West Valley College is committed to supporting students in reaching career goals. This certificate provides opportunities for entry level careers in the Bay Area that require human resources skills. In consultation with the Business Department at West Valley College, and the Business, Accounting, & Real Estate Advisory Board, we examined the most relevant and sought after skills for emerging human resources professionals. The rationale for developing this certificate can best be explained by analyzing the entry level jobs in the Bay Area that require a critical understanding of human resource support and management. Through our advisory board and from the business community we learned that there is a need for individuals with human resources skills who can provide important support in the management of human resources in a business. Thus, this certificate addresses the inter-disciplinary skills required for emerging human resource management, and support jobs and careers as evidenced in job postings and employment data.
Please see the labor market data that summarizes growth in this industry; as an emerging field, there is currently no measurable results. Anticipated growth and demand for professionals in the Bay Area who possess skills in the finance and accounting field were the main reasons for developing this certificate.
|Required Core Courses||BUSN 024||International Business Management||3||Year 1, Spring|
|BUSN 036||Strategic Management||3||Year 1, Spring|
|BUSN 028||Business Law||3||Year 1, Spring|
|BUSN 051||Introduction to Business||3||Year 1, Fall|
|BUSN 061||Business, Government, and Society||3||Year 1, Fall|
|BUSN 062||Business Mathematics||3||Year 1, Spring|
|BUSN 078||Business Communication||3||Year 1, Spring|
|Required Courses||BUSN 006||Negotiation Principles||3||Year 1, Fall|
|(12 units)||BUSN 034||Human Resource Management||3||Year 1, Fall|
|BUSN 066||Huamn Relations in Business||3||Year 1, Fall|
|BUSN 068||Organizational Behavior||3||Year 1, Fall|