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Noncredit Business 

human resources

Course and Certificate Information

  • Introduce learners to the field of Human Resources. Prepare participants with a solid foundation of the human resources functions, basic knowledge of relevant employment laws, and the ability to perform basic human resources activities that are an essential part of the employment life cycle. The Gateway Human Resources Assistant certificate consists of three short-term courses and is designed for those interested in gaining knowledge and skills for employment into an entry-level position in human resources.

    • NC.BUS-1A FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: 16.00 hours Explores the major areas of responsibilities under human resources and the importance of these functions within a business. Discover careers within human resources and the skills needed to be successful.
    • NC.BUS-1B EMPLOYMENT LAW FUNDAMENTALS: 16.00 hours Examines relevant state and federal employment laws that impact the workplace.
    • NC.BUS-1C HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES: 16.00 hours Presents basic essential activities applicable to a support level position in human resources.                 
  • Examines the critical role of supervisors, managers, and leaders within the context of human resources management across various industries. Provides business leaders with a more in-depth employment law review and the strategies and tools to navigate the work environment to more effectively hire, manage, motivate, and retain talent. The Supervisor’s Roadmap certificate consists of two short-term courses and is designed for those interested in moving into a supervisor role or for individuals wanting to step into a leadership role with additional employee oversight responsibilities.

    • NC.BUS-2A SUPERVISOR’S ROLE IN WORKPLACE COMPLIANCE: 16.00 hours Explores relevant employment laws affecting the workplace in connection with the supervisor’s role in ensuring compliance.
    • NC.BUS-2B PEOPLE MANAGEMENT: 24.00 hours Examines tools to effectively hire, manage, motivate, and retain talent. Examines the employment life cycle from a supervisor and business leader’s perspective.
  • Examines the human resources professional’s role as a strategic partner for an organization. Provides a more advanced employment law review and update and explores human resources strategies to optimize their organization to achieve a competitive advantage. The Human Resources Professionals certificate consists of two short-term courses and is designed for those individuals interested in stepping into a higher-level strategic human resources position.

    • NC.BUS-3A LEGAL REVIEW AND UPDATE FOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS: 16.00 hours Provides human resources professionals with a more advanced employment law review, update on current legislation, and case analysis impacting employees and employers in the workplace.
    • NC.BUS-3B STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT:  24.00 hours Explores human resources strategies to optimize an organization’s efforts in achieving a competitive advantage.


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