Penn Foster College offers students an Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources. This program is offered entirely online and is completed independently. Upon the completion of two skill assessments, students receive their first course materials.
In order to finish the necessary assignments, students will need high speed Internet and access to a computer running Microsoft Office and Windows XP or later. The Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources is comprised of 22 credits. Courses include Human Resource Management, Compensation Management, Labor Relations, Training Concepts and Business Orientation.
Students in the program study the functioning of personnel within an organization. When working in human resources, staff will need to be aware of the components of compensation packages. Students learn about salaries, benefits, and bonuses within their organization, which can be dependent on employee implementation and performance in their job. Those working in human resources need to know the difference between labor unions and company management. Students are taught the expected communication between the two for purposes such as rights and collective bargaining. In Penn Foster’s Human Resources program, students learn the accepted theories of training and management in the development of organizations.
Throughout the course of this program, students have the potential to gain a better understanding of the business environment, determining the objectives of an organization, and how to train individuals for management in various organizations.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score