SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

This class will not meet face-to-face on campus. It will meet remotely during the scheduled times listed. Course materials will be online.

Are you prepared to handle your day-to-day HR challenges?

In partnership with SHRM - Better workplaces, better world.Our SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program provides a foundational overview of HR practices and behaviors. Through real-world applications and scenarios, you will be introduced to fundamental HR topics to help you effectively approach the challenging situations that you face in the workplace.

Developed by SHRM, the world’s largest HR association and leading advocate for HR professionals, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course helps you discover the key value HR brings to the workplace.

Whether you’re a student, office manager having HR responsibilities, new to HR, or in a small business environment, our course will help you develop the critical HR competencies and learn how to apply them on the job.

Build a solid foundation in Human Resources skills

By covering a breadth of practical HR topics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides the knowledge to perform daily tasks. Here’s a look at what we cover in the 15-hour course:

  • Leads with Purpose: Understand HR’s role in the workplace
  • Maximizes Talent: Learn how HR influences employee experience
  • Champions Culture: Discover how to promote equity in company culture
  • Optimizes Intelligence: Understand how to maximize efficiency with HR technology
  • Accelerates Performance: Learn how to create a measurable impact
  • Knows the Law: Stay up to date on U.S. state and federal laws

This 5-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources, so that you will learn faster and retain more knowledge to accelerate your future in HR.

Why Enroll?

SHRM Essentials of Human ResourcesGain critical HR competencies with our SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course.

The goal of this course is to help you develop the following critical HR competencies:

  • Identify where and how HR should be a strategic partner to your organization.
  • Build your knowledge of HR practices, behaviors, and activities.
  • Apply newly learned HR knowledge to practical activities you complete every day
  • Plan for ways to transfer the knowledge and skills learned from training to on-the-job tasks.
  • Explore career opportunities within the world of HR and how you can drive your future.



Students Testimonials

‌"This is a must-do training for all new folks to the human resource function.  Not only do you learn the fundamentals of HR but you also get to learn from your peers the challenges they face.  Very good chance you'll have a different perspective and understanding of the human resource function within your organization."

"I think this class is great. I am trying to change from Operations to Human Resources and this class gives you an overview of what to expect from Human Resources. Although it is considered an introductory overview, there is a lot of important information."

Who Should Enroll In This Course?

  • New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base
  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company and business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation
  • New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills
  • Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services
  • International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices
  • Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills

SHRM Essentials of HR managementBSN-124AE

This course offering a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. It gives participants critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improves their ability to handle challenging HR issues. This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills. The course addresses six key human resource management subjects in a user-friendly format designed to give an effective learning experience: Human Resource Management, Employment Law, Recruitment and Selection, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Development, and Performance Management. As part of the tuition, each participant receives a reference book during the first class. Additionally, participants receive access to online tools to support their studies. Course Length: 5 Weeks with each session being three hours in duration.

SectionDatesDays and TimesLocationInstructorFeeRegister
BSN-124AE-SU01Jun 8 - Jun 22
Saturday at 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
RemoteCorrinne Greasley$465
BSN-124AE-FH1Oct 2 - Oct 30
Wednesday at 6-9 p.m.
RemoteCorrinne Greasley$465

SHRM Essentials of HR is right for small business owners and small companies

At your company, the link between your employees’ performance and your company’s success is a direct one. Now more than ever, the HR challenges small companies and start-ups face can make or break business success.

In a small company, managers and supervisors tend to take on responsibilities outside their skill set, and HR is often one of these. Managers and supervisors end up performing basic HR duties that include all aspects of human resource work and require the range of knowledge that the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides.

Worth the investment

In today’s work environment, small businesses need to stay alert. This means employees need to take the necessary steps to hone their skills to stay on top of the latest HR issues.

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program develops a critical skill path for employees responsible for HR and will meet your business’s future skills and needs. HR training is a long-term investment in growth and development that will pay off when HR missteps are avoided.

By investing time and resources in your staff’s HR training, you help your employees grow as the expectations you have for them grows.


SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

Benefits To You

Through the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course, participants will gain:

  • Practical expertise that can immediately impact job performance.
  • A strong foundation of HR knowledge and competencies to become a better businessperson.
  • An understanding of the latest US laws and regulations to help reduce the risk of costly litigation.
  • Professional Development Credits (PDCs) or recertification credit hours and a certificate upon completion

Benefits To Businesses

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course can help companies increase HR knowledge that is critical to overall business success. This program:

  • Reduces the company’s risk of potential high-cost litigation.
  • Promotes a consistent understanding of the HR function, both within and outside the HR department.
  • Offers professional development for divisional or departmental supervisors to ensure HR compliance.
  • Enhances the importance of the HR function within the company.

Online License Details 

Tuition does not include the cost of the online license, which must be purchased directly from the college bookstore.  The online license grants you access to all course learning materials. 

Online License Ordering Instructions for BSN-124AE “SHRM Essentials of HR” course 

After your first session, it is necessary to obtain your course materials, provided through an online license. You can purchase this license from the College bookstore, online, or through phone ordering. The cost of the online license is $401.

Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, and Discover. Please visit 

Under Shop By Course, click Enter Courses. Select the appropriate term (either Spring Elevate or Fall Elevate). In the Department field, choose BSN. In the Select Course field, choose 124AE. In the Section field, choose the appropriate section. Then click "Find Materials for (1) Course" box. Order your license.

If you need assistance, please call the bookstore at 617-228-2304. 


Jack Chan
Phone: 617-228-2157