Professional Development

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Course details and registration information

Associate Professional In Human Resources (aPHR) Certification Prep
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
277992 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 07/25/2023 09/19/2023 D. Barton $671.00 6/8
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Are you a recent graduate with an interest in an HR career, a professional looking to switch careers or advance your career, a manager who wants to expand your role, a member of the military seeking HR development, or transitioning into a civilian HR role? This (aPHR) prep course is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. The (aPHR) is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves your knowledge of foundational Human Resources.
Course Objectives
  1. Upon successful completion of this prep course, participants are prepared to take the certification exam administered by the Human Resources Certification Institute.
Outline of Instruction
  1. HR Operations
    *Organizational Strategy
    *Organizational Culture
    *Legal and Regulatory Environment
    *Confidentiality and Privacy Rules
    *Business Functions
    *HR Policies and Procedures
    *Data Compilation
    *Presentation Techniques
    *Impact of Technology on HR
    *Records Management
    *Job Classifications
    *Job Analysis
    *Communication Techniques

    Recruitment and Selection
    *Regulations and Laws
    *Applicant Databases
    *Recruitment Sources
    *Staffing Practices
    *Interviewing Techniques
    *Post-Offer Activities

    Compensation and Benefits
    *Regulations and Laws
    *Pay Structures and Programs
    *Total Rewards Statements
    *Benefit Programs
    *Payroll Processes
    *Survey Usage
    *Claims Processing Requirements
    *Work-Life Balance Practices

    Human Resource Development and Retention
    *Regulations and Laws
    *Training Delivery Format
    *Techniques to evaluate training programs
    *Career Development
    *Performance Appraisal Methods
    *Performance Management Practices

    Employee Relations
    *Regulations and Laws
    *Employee and Employer Rights and Responsibilities
    *Methods and Processes for Collecting Employee Feedback
    *Workplace Behavior Issues
    *Methods for Investigating Complaints or Grievances
    *Progressive Discipline
    *Off-Boarding or Termination Activities
    *Employee Relations Programs
    *Workforce Reduction and Restructuring Terminology

    Health, Safety, and Security
    *Regulations and Laws
    *Risk Mitigation
    *Security Risks
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff