Human Resource Professional
The Human Resources Professional course prepares you for a career in human resources. This course explores the foundational aspects of HR, including human resource laws, hiring disciplines, and labor relations. You will learn industry-recognized practices that align with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
By the time you finish the course, you will be equipped to start your career in this growing field. Additionally, you will be prepared to take the HRCI's Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam. The PHR certification recognizes that an individual holds the knowledge and experience needed to excel in human resource management.
You will also learn information useful to sitting for certification exams taken at more advanced stages in a human resources career, including the SHRM's Certified Professional exam and the HRCI's Associate Professional Human Resources exam.
There are no prerequisites for taking this course, other than basic computer knowledge. However, if you plan to take the PHR exam after completing the course, you will need one of the following:
- A minimum of one (1) year of experience in a professional level HR position with a master's degree or higher, OR
- A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a professional level HR position with a bachelor's degree, OR
- A minimum of four (4) years of experience in a professional level HR position with less than a bachelor's degree
Human Resources Professional: $1,945
Contact: The IVCC Continuing Education Center (815) 224-0427. A 12 month financing plan may be available for eligible students.
Additional Human Resource Training Programs Available:
Human Resources Professional with Payroll Practice and Management
Senior Professional in Human Resources with Payroll Practice and Management
Senior Professional in Human Resources
Understanding the Human Resource Function
Human Resource Management Suite
Employment Law Fundamentals
Program Metrics (2017–2020)
· 80% completion rate - 6 students enrolled; 4 successfully completed, 1 active.
Labor Market Information:
In Illinois, 12,310 human resources managers work in this large occupation. 10-year
growth is expected to be 7.9%. In the state of Illinois, there are 1,113 positions
open annually. The average annual wage in LWA 04 (Northwest Region) is $54,756.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Check Out IVCC Career Services
IVCC’s Career Services Department assists IVCC students, alumni and the employers of the IVCC District. Receive assistance with resume writing and critiquing, tips on the job search process including cover letters and interviewing. Visit IVCC Career Services.
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