Human Resources | Western Technical College

Human Resources


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Working in HR or have experience, but no formal training in human resources? Interested in increasing your skills and taking on more responsibility at work? Knowledge of human resource issues can help you expand your present role and increase job satisfaction.

The Human Resources certificate program introduces you to the core human resource topics of employee and labor relations, employment law, employee benefits, recruitment and selection, and training and development. Armed with this knowledge, you can be more confident of your abilities in your human resource role.

*Please note that the delivery method for courses may change as the COVID-19 situation proceeds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Human Resources

This program will cost about $2,800* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact a Career Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Human Resource Assistant
Benefits Clerk
Employment Assistant
Human Resources Clerk
Personnel Assistant

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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