Human Resources Management Certificate Program

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Human Resources Management
Certificate Program


Successful Human Resources Management (HRM) professionals enjoy working with others, are detail-oriented, and understand the intricacies of personnel issues. They orchestrate a multitude of activities to meet organizational and personnel goals. Our HRM certificate program is for professionals who want to keep current on human resource issues in today’s business world.

From recruiting and hiring, implementing training and development programs, and evaluating employee performance, the HRM professional is a key change agent in the public and private sectors. It is imperative for employees and managers to constantly update their skills in order to face the increasing complexities of changing labor, occupational health and safety legislation, the multicultural and multigenerational workforce and advances in technology.


The HRM program offers an opportunity to build your skills and knowledge in:

  • Training and development
  • Industrial relations and negotiations
  • Legal issues affecting human resources management
  • Personnel recruitment, selection and orientation
  • Determining compensation, benefits and performance
  • Strategies for organizational change
  • Network with human resource professionals from a variety of organizations


The program is designed primarily for private sector or government professionals who are:

  • Preparing to enter the human resources management field
  • Working in human resources but never received formal training
  • Updating and reviewing key issues in human resources


The program consists of eight courses for a total of 114 hours of instruction and 11.4 continuing education units (CEUs). The program is entirely online with some synchronized Zoom engagement meetings. It is recommended to start the program with “Human Resources Management: As a Strategic Business Partner” course.

Sacramento Area Human Resource Association Members

Members of the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association (SAHRA) are eligible for a 10% discount on courses in the Human Resource Management Certificate Program. Proof of membership must be provided, by phone, at the time of registration. To join SAHRA, please visit

Sacramento State Alumni Members

Current Alumni members are entitled to a 15% discount for courses in the Human Resources Management Program. To receive the discount, participants must provide their Alumni membership, by phone, at the time of registration.


Facts at a Glance
HR Management Program

Duration: 7 months
Required Textbook: Human Resource Management, 16th Edition; Authors: Valentine, Meglich, Mathis and Jackson; ISBN: 9780357690888
Total Cost: $3,420
Prices are subject to change; please confirm program pricing before your cohort begins.

Student Testimonial: Karen Ross

“This was my first experience with college level courses in many years. I was very impressed with the quality of Sacramento State’s CCE program. From the research stage where I interacted with Amberly Macias to the quality of the professors, the experience was exceptional.

I went into the program knowing the basics of Human Resources and have completed the program feeling I am a valuable asset in Human Resources to an organization. Each professor has a successful career in Human Resources and was proficient in the topic they taught with real experience. Besides receiving valuable information, the course assignments stretched my abilities. I did my first power point presentation for one course, and did my first video for a different course. All of the professors were phenomenal and each inspired me some way.”

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Courses and Schedules
Human Resources Management

This certificate program consists of eight courses designed to be taken in the order listed. Check back here in summer for our next cohort schedule.