Human Resource Management Specialist

Program Description

The Human Resource Management Specialist program prepares individuals to perform human resources functions in the HR department in most companies. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop, and reinforce students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in management. Graduates will receive a Human Resources Management Specialist TCC.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus and Henry Center
  • Major Code: HRM1
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 18

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.


First TermMGMT 1105Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 2115Human Resources Management3
Guided Elective3
MGMT 1110Employment Rules & Regulations3
MGMT 2120Labor Management Relations3

Second TermMGMT 2125Performance Management3
MGMT 2130Employee Training and Development3

Specific Occupational - Guided Elective
(3 Hours minimum)
ACCT 1100Financial Accounting I4
MGMT 1100Principles of Management3
MGMT 1110Employment Rules & Regulations3
MGMT 1115Leadership3
MGMT 1120Introduction to Business3
MGMT 1125Business Ethics3
MGMT 2120Labor Management Relations3
MGMT 2135Management Communication Techniques3
MGMT 2140Retail Management3
MGMT 2145Business Plan Development3
MGMT 2150Small Business Management3
MGMT 2205Service Sector Management3

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.

Work Environment

Human resources managers are employed in nearly every industry. They work in offices, and most work full time during regular business hours. Some must travel to attend professional meetings or to recruit employees.

How to Become a Human Resources Manager

Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.


The median annual wage for human resources managers was $99,720 in May 2012.

Job Outlook

Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources staff to oversee and administer their programs. Very strong competition can be expected for most positions.

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Program Faculty

Michael Cook
Program Coordinator, Business Management and Applied Technical Management

Tahesha Wade
Department Chair, Business Technology; Instructor, Business Management

Christi Ellington
Instructor, Business Management

Frank Amaro
Instructor, Business Management

Herbert Salter
Instructor, Business Management

Career and Academic Planning
Breanna Sidney
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107