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Evening and Weekend Programs: Certificate of Accomplishment in Personnel Administration

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Certificate of Accomplishment in Personnel Administration

The certificate of accomplishment in Personnel Administration program prepares students to perform effectively in an entry-level position in human resources management. Program focus is on current practices and procedures in the federal government, and participants learn to successfully meet the challenges encountered in today's competitive business environments.

This certificate program is designed to help those currently working in, or wishing to enter, the field of human resources. Participants develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to meet the challenges of today's changing workplace and workforce.

Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the principles, procedures, rules, regulations, and organization of federal human resources management.
  • Employ various HR recruitment theories, including planning, recruiting, job placement, performance appraisal, and outplacement.
  • Discuss the historic and legal framework for Equal Employment Opportunity legislation and identify strategies for addressing the EEO complaint process; alternative dispute resolution; accommodations for people with disabilities; and affirmative action regulations.
  • Apply theories related to successful employee relations, including addressing grievances, equal merit pay, labor relations, disciplinary actions, employee benefits, and investigations of complaints.

This program requires completion of seven courses.

You may apply for this program online. For more information about this or other certificates, please contact the certificate counselor at (202) 314-3320 or certificates@graduateschool.edu.

Special accommodations may be requested online by requesting ADA Accommodations. All requests must be received at least four weeks prior to the class start date to be fulfilled.

Required Courses (complete 1 course in Category A and 4 courses in Category B):

Course Title Course Code Units Tuition
Federal Human Resources Management PERS1130E 2 Credits $ 385.00
Human Resources Courses:
EEO, Affirmative Action and
PERS2225E 3 Credits $ 385.00
Employee Relations PERS2220E 2 Credits $ 385.00
Developmental Internship
(Supervised Application)
PERS4499E 2 Credits $ 385.00
Human Resources Recruiting
Principles and Practices
PERS2230E 2 Credits $ 385.00
Staffing and Placement PERS2250E 2 Credits $ 385.00

Elective Courses (complete 2 courses):

Course Title Course Code Units Tuition
Administrative Procedure MGMT1108E 3 Credits $ 385.00
Administrative Office Management MGMT1109E 3 Credits $ 385.00
Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) LAWS3315E 2 Credits $ 385.00
Technical Writing WRIT8305E 3 Credits $ 385.00
Project Management MGMT1120E 3 Credits $ 385.00