Certificate — Human Resources

This 18-credit certificate will prepare students for a successful career in human resources by giving them the foundational knowledge of the applicable laws, processes and ethical issues in the field. Coursework for the certificate includes payroll, human resources management, principles of management, supervisory leadership and computerized business application.


Northwest Minnesota is outpacing the rest of the state in the need for additional human resources specialists. Knowledge of human resource practices is also valuable for office and personnel managers in the private and public sectors, as well as business owners and entrepreneurs who are planning to launch or expand a business.

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Next Steps

Human Resources coursework can provide a strong foundation for continued study in other business-related areas. Credits earned through this certificate can be applied in full toward NTC’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Business.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
ACCT 1104Payroll3.00
ACCT 1120Legal Environment3.00
MKTG 2200Prin of Management3.00
MKTG 2220Human Resource Management3.00
SUPL 1120Supervisory Leadership3.00
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3.00
Total Credits18