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Human Resources Management

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Obtain the knowledge and skills required to successfully fulfill the role of human resources generalist.

Through course work that reflects the most current activities and functions in human resources, UC Irvine Extension's program gives you a comprehensive view of the generalist's role. You'll leave this program with the ability to confidently interface with those in specialty human resources areas and have a positive influence on the HR function within your organization.

UC Irvine Extension's program is highly regarded by local employers for its "real-world" focus, immediate applicability in the workplace, and most up-to-date information on domestic and international HR practices.

Program Benefits

  • Increase your knowledge of staffing, compensation, employee relations, recruitment, organizational development, training, and benefits.
  • Expand your awareness and knowledge of government regulations as they pertain to HR.
  • Learn to successfully integrate new technologies in the human resources function.

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of six required courses and two elective courses each with a grade of “C” or better. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Who Should AttendPlay Video

Human resources generalists, human resources assistants, trainers, recruiters, staffing specialists, office managers of small to medium size companies, managers who will soon be supervising employees, and individuals seeking a career change.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UC Irvine Extension (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

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ATD Orange County Chapter

Association for Talent Development Orange County Chapter members may receive a 10% discount.

Advisory CommitteePlay Video

  • Rori Baron, SPHR, Vice President of Human Capital, Rehrig Pacific Company
  • Patricia Bravo, SPHR, Owner & Principal, Bravo4you Consultancy
  • Mark Carneal, President, Innovative Resources Consultant Group, Inc.
  • Tracy Dittmeier, Talent Development Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Parker Aerospace
  • Kristen Flynn, Director, Human Resources, DPI Specialty Foods
  • Jennifer McCusker, Sr. Director, Global Talent & Organizational Development, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Adam T. Porter, SPHR, Senior Director, Human Resources, Edwards Lifesciences
  • Kathleen Sullivan, SPHR, Human Resources and Organization Development, Consultant
  • Mark Wilson, Vice President of Talent Development, Valley Crest Landscape Companies