Penn Foster

925 Oak Street, Scranton, PA 18515

Program Details

Through Penn Foster’s online programs, students are given the opportunity to earn a certificate in Human Resource Management Essentials. The Human Resource Management Essentials Certificate program consists of eight courses. By completing the Certificate, individuals have the opportunity to earn 22 credits that can be applied to the Associate Degree in Human Resources Management, if students are planning to continue their education.

The course materials are sent to the student to be completed. It is required that students planning to participate in this program obtain a High School Diploma or GED.

The Human Resource Management Essentials program begins with Principles of Management. Through this course, students study the various aspects of the business environment including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The students also take a course in Human Resource Management, illustrating the interaction of personnel and the objectives of an organization. In Compensation Management, students learn the components of compensations packages, and the impact of internal and external equity. Students should learn objectives for benefit plans, as well as government programs for workers’ compensation. Students study design and administration of group health insurance program and integration of government and employer-sponsored retirement benefits.  

Penn Foster’s Human Resource Management Essentials program trains students how to hire, retain, and manage employees. Upon completion, the students should develop a better understanding of the business environment, better equipping them for a career in human resource management.

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    Have a high school diploma or GED equivalency certificate.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses

    • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
    • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
    • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.

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