2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Human Resource Management


Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 quarters

Theresa Aragon political science, public administration , Cary Randow (W) , Natividad Valdez (F)
Fields of Study
business and management and leadership studies
Preparatory for studies or careers in
human resources

This program is designed to provide a detailed overview of five specific areas of human resource management: 

  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • Employment Law and Labor Relations
  • Total Compensation
  • Performance Management
  • Human Resource Development and Training

All areas of the program are designed to provide conceptual understanding through readings and case analyses while developing skills through practice, role plays, and simulations.

Students who successfully complete the coursework in all five areas will be given a certificate of completion and should be prepared to pursue employment and professional certification in human resource management.

Fall quarter focuses on the first two areas.  We will cover the basics of human resource management including strategic planning, recruitment, orientation, retention, job design, and organizational development.  We will also review aspects of labor law including the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and major employment discrimination laws including sexual harassment, disability, family leave, wage standards, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.  Students will learn how to apply these major laws to 'real-work' situations and will have a very good understanding of the major provisions.

Winter quarter will focus on human resource development and training, performance management, and total compensation.  We will cover a number of training and development topics including needs analysis and instructional design and evaluation while distinguishing between leadership development and skills development.  We will also examine the components of a total compensation program: salary, benefits, and workplace environment.  Specific topics will include pay philosophies, determining job value, and strategic approaches to communication.

Students who have completed Evergreen HR management courses in previous years may register for and attend the modules they have not already completed by contacting Theresa Aragon for a faculty signature.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun, and (in winter quarter) 6-10p Tue (fall: Oct. 7-9, 14-16, Nov. 12-13, 19-20; winter: Tuesdays plus Jan. 13-15, Feb. 18-19)
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Offered During
Evening and Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
January 3rd, 2012 Faculty signature requirement added.
July 28th, 2011 Schedule updated: Campus is closed Nov. 11 to honor Veteran's Day.