HR Specialist Certificate

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HR Specialist Certificate

Classes in HR can lead to a career or enhance small business owners’ knowledge of employee management.  The HR Specialist Certificate can put job applicants a step ahead of the competition.  It can also save resources when employers & supervisors know the proper regulatory requirements. Students have the option to attend face-to-face class meetings or access class meetings through video conferencing.  For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Benefits & Compensation

48 hours, $375

(HRPO 2006 – Benefits and Compensation)

An overview of employee compensation systems.  Topics: direct/indirect compensation, internal/external determination of compensation, benefits administration, managing/evaluating for compensation systems, legal/regulatory issues, pay equity/job analysis affecting compensation/competencies.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 2006.0001 Q1
Mondays-Thursdays
Begins Nov. 2, 2022
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 11 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 1005.003 Q1
Tuesday-Wednesday
Begins Sept. 6, 2022
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 2 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


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 1008.0001 Q1
Thursday/Monday
Begins Sept. 8, 2022
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 2 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


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 1003.0001 Q1
Mondays-Thursdays
Begins Oct. 4, 2022
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 5 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


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 1007.0001 Q1
Mondays-Thursdays
Begins Sept. 13, 2022
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 5 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


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 2004.0001 Q1
Mondays-Thursdays
Begins Oct. 12, 2022
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 8 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Human Resource Management Principles

12 hours, $150

(HRPO 1000 – Understanding the Human Resources Function)

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

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 1000.0005 Q4
Monday-Wednesday
Begins Aug. 29, 2022
8 a.m. to Noon for 3 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.

 


Evaluating Performance Improvement Intervention

18 hours, $175

(HRPO 1007 – Evaluating Performance Improvement Intervention)

Covers evaluation theories applied to performance reviewing skills, performance gaps & feedback techniques.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 1007.0001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Sept. 21, 2022
8 a.m. to Noon for 5 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


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 2008.0001 Q1
Thursday/Monday
Begins Sept. 29, 2022
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 2 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Project Management Fundamentals

18 hours, $175

(BMGT 1021 – Introduction to Project Management)

Covers methods for planning/controlling projects.  Topics: project management concepts/models, critical path, analysis of time/cost benefits & resources.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1021.0001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Oct. 26, 2022
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 4 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Safety Communications & Procedures for Human Resources

40 hours, $375

(OSHT 2015 – Safety Communications)

Covers essential safety communications & knowledge for individuals working in HR positions.  Topics: safety instructions/procedures; unsafe working conditions; incident reporting & applicable regulatory standards.

Kilgore Campus:

OSHT 2015.0001 Q1
Mondays-Thursdays
Begins Nov. 28, 2022
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 9 days

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.

For more info, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail bjbrown@kilgore.edu.

 

For information about HR Specialist Certificate:

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