HR Specialist Certificate

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HR Specialist Certificate:

Classes in human resources can lead to an HR career or can enhance small-business owners’ knowledge of employee management. The HR Specialist Certificate can put job applicants a step ahead of the competition when applying for HR positions. It can also save resources when employers and supervisors know the proper regulatory requirements for managing their workforce. Kilgore College courses are approved by Human Resource Certification Institute to help HR professionals refresh and enhance skills while earning CEUs for PHR and SPHR recertification.

Classes in human resources can lead to an HR career or can enhance small-business owners’ knowledge of employee-management.  The HR Specialist Certificate can put job applicants a step ahead of the competition when applying for HR positions.  It can also save resources when employers and supervisors know the proper regulatory requirements for managing their workforce.  For more information, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Classes offered:

Benefits and Compensation

48 hours, $375
(HRPO 2006 – Benefits and Compensation)

This course is an overview of employee compensation systems.  Topics include direct/indirect compensation, internal and external determination of compensation, benefits administration, managing and evaluating for compensation system effectiveness, legal and regulatory issues, pay equity and job analysis affecting job compensation and competencies.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 2006.001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Oct. 1, 2019
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for 10 days

Customer Service Essentials for Human Resources

12 hours, $150
(BUSG 1005 – Introduction to Customer Service)

This course covers techniques for providing excellent human resource support and service to a diverse customer base.  This course will focus on types of customers and their needs; creative strategies to provide quality customer service; and how to apply problem-solving techniques to resolve both internal and external customer human resource challenges.

Kilgore campus:

BUSG 1005.001 Q1
Thursday/Monday/Tuesday
Begins Oct. 31, 2019
8 a.m. - Noon for 3 days

Diversity in the Workplace

12 hours, $150
(HRPO 1008 – Diversity in the Workplace)

This course covers the impact of diversity on individual and organizational performance.  Topics include diversity concepts, bias, stereotyping, discrimination, individual differences, performance and organizational outcomes, and techniques that improve interaction and organizational effectiveness.

HRPO 1008.001 Q1 Thursday/Monday/Tuesday
Begins Oct. 17, 2019
8 a.m. Noon for 3 days

Employee Training & Development

24 hours, $225
(HRPO 1003 – Employee Training & Development)

This course explores theories and techniques for training and developing employees. Topics include types of learners and methods to address different learning styles; the differences between mentoring, coaching, and counseling; and how to create a meaningful training plan for an organization.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 1003.001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Oct. 23, 2019
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for 5 days

Employment Law

24 hours, $225
(HRPO 1004 – Employment Law)

This course is an overview of laws and legal issues related to employment practice.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 1004.001 Q1
Monday-Wednesday
Begins Nov. 26, 2019
8 a.m. - Noon for 6 days

Employee Relations

36 hours, $275
(HRPO 2004 – Employee Relations)

This course covers policies, practices and issues required to build strong employee relations.  Topics include communications, employee conduct rules, & the role of employee relations as it relates to organization effectiveness/key legislation affecting the employee relations function of HR management.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 2004.001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Sept. 11, 2019
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for 7 days

HRPO 2004.002 Q2
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
Begins Dec. 19, 2019
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. for 7 days

Human Resource Management Principles

12 hours, $150
(HRPO 1000 – Understanding the Human Resources Function)

An introduction to the theory and practice of human resource management.  Emphasis is on human resources functions, recruitment, selection, retention strategies, and policy-making processes.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 1000.001 Q1
Tuesday/Monday
Begins Nov. 19, 2019
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. for 2 days

Evaluating Performance Improvement Intervention

18 hours, $175

(HRPO 1007 – Evaluating Performance Improvement Intervention)

Course covers assessment evaluation theories applied to performance reviewing skills, performance gaps & feedback techniques.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 1007.001 Q1
Monday - Thursday
Begins Nov. 6, 2019
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for 4 days

Interviewing Skills for Employers

12 hours, $150
(HRPO 2008 – Interviewing Skills for Employers)

This course covers competency-based interviewing and selection techniques.  Topics include interview questions that focus on job-related competencies, past behavior, and motivation for the job; techniques that make a positive impression on the applicant; legal issues in interviewing; and hiring data evaluation.

HRPO 2008.001 Q1
Wednesday/Thursday/Monday
Begins Nov. 13, 2019
8 a.m. - Noon for 3 days

Project Management Fundamentals

18 hours, $175
(BMGT 1021 – Introduction to Project Management)
This course covers the methods for planning and controlling projects.  Topics include project management concepts and models, critical path, analysis of time/cost benefits and resource utilization.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1021.001 Q1
Monday -Thursday
Begins Sept. 24, 2019
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  for 4 days

Safety Communications and Procedures for Human Resources

40 hours, $375
(OSHT 2015 – Safety Communications)

This course covers essential safety communications and knowledge for individuals working in human resource positions in organizations.  Topics include safety instructions and procedures; unsafe working conditions; incident reporting; and applicable regulatory standards.

Kilgore Campus:

OSHT 2015.001 Q2
Monday-Thursday
Begins Dec. 5, 2019
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. for 8 days

SHRM Free Information Sessions:

You are invited to a free information session to learn more about the SHRM courses and other human resource courses offered by KC.  For reservations or for more info, call (903) 983-8288.

Aug. 15, 2019 & Jan. 16, 2020
6 p.m. in the Woodruff Adult Education Center (AC-211)

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources®

18 hours, $475
(HRPO 1000 – Understanding the Human Resource Function)

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources® is an entry-level human resource-training program for anyone new to HR or anyone wanting to strengthen their employee management skills.  Knowledge of the essentials can make you a better manager, protect your company from needless litigation and help advance your career. This program is for junior-level HR practitioners, anyone who wants to know more about careers in HR or anyone who hires/manages employees.  For more info, please contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 1000.004 Q1
Begins Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for 6 weeks

Registration deadline: Sept. 10, 2019

SHRM Learning System®

36 hours, $995
(HRPO 2030 – Human Resource Certification Test Preparation)

SHRM Learning System® is designed for managers & staff with experience in general management or HR management, HR professionals planning to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam or experienced managers new to the HR field. Instruction includes 5 modules covering 4 knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace & Strategy; and 8 behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness & Communication.  Training materials included.  For more info, contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 2030.001 Q1
Begins Thursday, Sept., 5, 2019 
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays for 12 weeks

Registration Deadline: Aug. 26, 201

For information about HR Specialist Certificate:

Brenda Brown
Administrative Assistant
Workforce Development and CE
Phone:
(903) 983-8288
Office:
Woodruff Adult Educ. Center (WDRUF), 104
Martha Woodruff
Director
Workforce Development and CE
Phone:
(903) 983-8287
Office:
Woodruff Adult Education Cntr. (WDRUF), 104