SHRM ® Essentials of Human Resource Management


The SHRM®  Essentials of Human Resources program is an intro course offering a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of HR. It gives participants foundational knowledge and an introduction to behavioral competencies that are essential for business success. This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, small business/office managers, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.  No pre-req.  Includes all SHRM online materials and textbook. Materials are developed by the Society of HR Management. Taught by a SHRM-SCP certified HR professional.

Who Should Attend? 
-- HR staff who need a review/overview of HR functions
-- Managers and supervisors who hire, train, or evaluate staff 
-- Entry level HR professionals or those just starting out in HR
-- Business owners and office managers
-- Employers looking to create a stronger alignment with organizational goals and HR goals
-- HR professionals who are SHRM-CP/SCP certified seeking PDCs through SHRM.  This course will award up to 14.75 PDCs through SHRM.

HR Topics Covered: The HR Function; Talent Acquisition; Compensation and Benefits; Learning and Development; Performance Management; Employment Law. 
In cooperation with SHRM®, students can download a certificate upon successful completion of all module quizzes (80% or above required for a certificate). 

Note: This is an intro to HR course, not a SHRM CP/SCP Certification exam prep course.  For info on our SHRM exam prep class visit our website

Spring 2024 -  Choose from 2 sesseion dates:

Friday: January 19 and 26, 2024
9a - 4:30p
Middlesex Community College
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 
Academic Resources, Room AR 101
Enrollment:  By January 7
Course Number CAR 775-30    CRN  20140


Friday:  May 3 and May 10, 2024
9a - 4:30p
Middlesex Community College
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 
Academic Resources, Room AR 101
Enrollment By April 19
Course Number CAR 775-35    CRN 20307

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Tuition: $625 which includes all SHRM® materials.  SHRM texts will be shipped to the address provided upon enrollment. Texts are non-refundable. Note:  For Commonwealth of Mass. Employees: Course is eligible for Commonwealth of MA employee tuition waivers for 50 % of the tuition fee only.  SHRM text/materials are student paid.  Submit your HR signed tuition waiver to the MCC student accounts office. 

Refund Policy:
7 or more business days prior to start of course=100% tuition refund. Thereafter 0. The SHRM texts/materials are non-refundable once distributed or shipped.

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Last Modified: 10/20/23