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Employee Benefits and Development - Certificate

The Employee Benefits, Relations, and Development Certificate is designed for people who wish to acquire and improve their skills in human resources, specifically with the factors that affect employee development, compensation, and relations. These courses also apply toward the credits necessary to earn the Human Resources Associate Degree. Courses are offered in alternative delivery formats.

Program Code: 901163
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Area of Study: Business

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  • Full-time
  • Online
  • Part-time

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Requirements for Certificate Entry

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  • Enroll in classes.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 12

Certificate Outcomes

  • Examine compensation systems and the role they play in organizations.
  • Discuss legally-required benefits.
  • Analyze laws applicable to the National Labor Code.
  • Create and evaluate contractual and handbook language.
  • Integrate the history of labor relations into the present day workplace.
  • Analyze the growth, decline, and subsequent evolution of unions in the U.S.
  • Analyze the role of training in organizations.
  • Develop instructional materials and training media to support instruction.
  • Evaluate training effectiveness.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of diversity management strategies in an organization.

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.