Gain the HR Skills to Help You Advance Professionally

The Certificate of Proficiency in Human Resource Management prepares students a solid foundation in human resources for those transitioning careers, striving for promotion or seeking to enter the field. The program focuses on employment law, training and development, compensation, hiring and staffing, and organizational structure.

Earn This Certificate for Less

For a limited time, Peirce is offering special, discounted tuition of $350 per credit for new students who enroll in an undergraduate certificate. This is more than 40% less than our regular undergraduate tuition. Total tuition for the HR Management is $6,650 (does not include fees or books).

The Certificate in Human Resource Management is also:

  • Offered entirely online
  • Ideal for those interested in entering or advancing in the HR field
  • Fits seamlessly into the BS in Human Resource Management
  • Students can earn credit for previously achieved professional certifications through SHRM and HRCI. Learn more.

Curriculum for Certificate in Human Resource Management

Certificate of Proficiency in HR Management – Minimum Total Credits: 19

PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
HRM 201Introduction to Human Resource Management3
HRM 306Managing Employment Law3
HRM 310Training Development and Design3
HRM 350Human Capital Management3
HRM 395 Total Rewards3
MGT 126Organizations and People3

*Students who place into developmental education courses and/or who have completed fewer than 15 credits are required to enroll in the Student Success Seminar, PRC 100.

To enroll in this certificate program, students must be eligible for placement in college-level English. In addition, students are encouraged to complete ENG 101 and ENG 103 to support their learning experience.


Graduates of the Certificate in Human Resource Management will be able to:

  1. Assess core human resource management policies, procedures, and processes.
  2. Evaluate statutory and legal requirements when administering human resource management policies and procedures.
  3. Demonstrate competency in core human resource and organizational behavior concepts.

Emergency Student Aid

Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.

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