Program Overview

The Human Resource Management Certificate Program at California National University is designed to prepare candidates for the current corporate HR department. 

For those who have not completed a Bachelor’s degree, the program offers a Practitioner Track to inpiduals in need of the necessary introductory courses. Students are to complete 12 units of coursework within the Required Course section and six units of Elective Courses. The Required Courses provide the students with fundamental knowledge of human resource management including the legal environment, recruiting and training employees, and the significance of effective management of employee compensation and benefits. The Required Courses are prerequisites for most of the Elective Courses. These electives provide students the opportunity to explore their specific interests. 

The Professional Track follows the same outline as the Practitioner Track in that it also has 12 units of Required Courses and six units of Elective Courses. The Required Courses offer students essential skills for their prospective professional careers. Students will learn management processes, compensation strategies, and financial and program development. The variety of Elective Courses gives students the ability to focus their interests and find their passion.

Inpiduals who have a Bachelor’s degree and have completed the Professional Track can apply for the Master of Human Resources degree. Credits from the Professional Track will transfer over into the degree program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission


    Does not require a degree for admission to the Practitioner Track.

    School Overview

    California National University was founded in 1993 after recognizing the need for mid-aged students to be able to continue learning while maintaining their careers and family lifestyle. CNU offers an innovative approach to distance education in its combination of self-study with direct personal contact and technology as well as its one-on-one instruction from faculty. This college offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs, a certificate program and individual courses through extension. The institution awards bachelors, masters, specialists and associate degrees.

    Students need to own a computer and have access to the Internet to be able to have access to distance learning programs and software. One-on-one communication with professors is guaranteed, giving students maximum feedback and exdivert support. This is done through a sequential course syllabus with assignments and guided learning experience. Everything is done online, including turning in assignments, taking exams, and receiving that vital feedback from faculty and classmates. Distance learning provides a flexible, individualized program recognizing that students have other responsibilities.


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