This certificate prepares individuals to support various Human Resource functions and roles such as coordination and administration.  It is a foundation for individuals to sit for the Associate Professional of Human Resources certification exam and to position themselves for career advancement as a Human Resource professional.

Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program. Request for eligibility to utilize Financial Assistance funds for this program is currently pending.

This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at

  • Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I

Program Outcomes

  1. Talent Acquisition:   Provide administrative support to the talent acquisition team including planning, sourcing, recruiting, screening, selection, hiring, and on-boarding of a new hire.
  2. Learning and Development:  Coordinate training programs including scheduling facilities, arranging food service, marketing, keeping records, assisting in the development of presentation materials, and tracking tuition reimbursement programs.
  3. Compliance & Risk Management:  Assist with compliance activities such as annual filings, compliance testing, audits, reporting, legal responses, unemployment claims, FMLA, ADA compliance, cybersecurity compliance, and records retention.
  4. Employee Relations:  Provide support for employee retention activities and performance management process and changes in employee handbook/policies.
  5. Compensation and Benefits:  Coordinate benefits selection and enrollment process, including communication regarding eligibility, application process, enrollment events.
  6. Compensation and Benefits:  Provide support for administration of benefits such as  FMLA, workers’ compensation, COBRA, ADA, retirement planning, merit process, job evaluation system, wellness programs, employee assistance programs, etc.
  7. Prepare to sit for the Associate Professional of Human Resources Certification exam.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
BADM-1210 Labor-Management Relations 3
BADM-2330 Human Resource Management 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications
Honors Business Communications
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
BADM-1122 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
BADM-1460 Workers' Compensation Law 3
BADM-2340 Human Resources Law and Application 3
BADM-2390 Advanced Human Resources Practices 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Business Ethics
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours30

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.