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Front-line supervisors and managers are critical to organizational effectiveness and are essential personnel in business and industry.

The Human Resources (HR) certificate helps prepare new front-line supervisors and individuals interested in developing a foundational knowledge of the HR function for leadership roles or HR support positions.

Gain skills and current knowlege in:

  • Recruiting and interviewing
  • Scheduling
  • Performance appraisal process
  • Benefits administration
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), diversity, inclusive cultures
  • Strategic talent management
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Program offered completely online with part-time options

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Instructors with 25+ years of industry experience

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Six courses with flexible start dates

Flexible Options to Build On

The Human Resources Development certificate can stand alone or be combined with general education credits to earn an Supervisory Management AAS degree and advance your career even further.

Program Details

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Front-line supervisors and managers are critical to organizational effectiveness and are essential personnel in business and industry.

The Human Resources (HR) certificate prepares learners to develop foundational and operational knowledge of the HR function, including recruiting, interviewing, selecting, scheduling, performance appraisal process, benefits administration, compensation, equal employment opportunity (EEO), diversity, inclusive cultures, and strategic talent management. Learners complete essential coursework and a final applied project in partnership with an actual organizations’ HR department.

The human resources field covers all areas of the private and public sector. Business and industry consistently seek out qualified employees to work in human resource related areas.

The Anoka Technical College Supervisory Management program prepares individuals to perform successfully as entry-level human resources professionals. The certificate is also serves as additional training for currently employed business and office staff.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

  1. Apply effective diversity strategies in the workplace.
  2. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills.
  3. Practice professional behavior and interpersonal communication skills. 
  4. Develop and implement change strategies
  5. Demonstrate visionary leadership.
  6. Apply ethical marketing, management, and organizational theories.
  7. Apply human resource management practices.
  8. Plan, prepare, and deliver effective oral and written communications.
  9. Demonstrate financial management skills.
  10. Utilize current technology in the workplace
  11. Apply customer-focused strategies.
  12. Apply continuous improvement strategies by exercising creativity and innovation.

Program Sequence

Courses only offered certain semesters 

Fall Semester 6
SMGT 1612  Human Resources Management
 SMGT 1614  Performance Management
Spring Semester 9
SMGT 1616  Employment Law
 SMGT 1618  Employee Training & Coaching
 SMGT  1620  Work Teams & Facilitation Skills
 SMGT  1622  Field Study II

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

If you need help picking out your first semester courses, reach out to your faculty advisor or enrollment services (contact info can be found under the “Contact” section on the top right portion of this page). 


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Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Start Dates:

Fall semester: August
Spring semester: January

Flexible start dates throughout each semester.

Upcoming Events:

Spring Open House
  4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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