Human Resource Administration Diploma Program

Human Resource Administration Diploma Program

100% of the program is online

What Is Human Resource Administration?

Human Resource Administration or HR Administration is a wide-ranging career choice that is perfect for a real people person. Human Resource Administration duties include research on industry and state employment trends and working as part of a team to ensure jobs are filled, candidates receive communication and employee needs are appropriately processed according to state and federal laws. Job functions may also include project specific assignments, problem-solving, presentations, reporting and assisting with overall employee well-being. Human Resource Administrators typically work in an office setting for a large corporation or a small-to-medium size firm. Human Resource Administrators will often times report to a Human Resource manager or director, depending on the size of the organization.

What Career Options Are Available in Human Resource Administration?

Human Resource Administrators have a variety of career paths. Some HR Administrators will focus on corporate recruiting and be highly involved with employing staff, while others may focus on internal compliance with state and federal employment regulations. Others still may focus on employee training and introducing new concepts to groups or the entire organization. Some job titles that may employ individuals with a HR Administration degree include talent manager, office assistant, human resource manager, corporate recruiter, corporate trainer, compensation administrator, payroll clerk or benefits associate. After working as a HR administrator, opportunities for advancement could take many forms depending on the overall size of the organization, opportunity and company need.

Human Resources Specialists positions in Illinois is expected to increase by six percent between 2016 and 2026.1

How Do I Start A Career in Human Resources?

There are many ways to enter the Human Resource field, but like many positions, these roles are highly competitive. One of the best ways to stand out from the crowd is to distinguish yourself through your credentials. That’s why Rockford Career College offers a Human Resource Administration Diploma Program, so that you can demonstrate your job-ready skills to an employer. Our program will better prepare you through course work that includes Microsoft courses, Human Resource Management, Staffing and Hiring Process, Managing Change, Strategic Compensation, Employee Benefits Design, Risk Management and additional core courses. Upon successful completion of the program, you have the ability to sit for the Professional in Human Resources (aPHR ®) certification exam to become an even more valuable prospective employee. Our instructors have worked in the Human Resource field for years, so they incorporate real-life examples into their lessons.

This program is online, so you could complete all coursework in the comfort of your own home or stop by and use our campus computer labs if you need some assistance.

Why Choose Our College?

For 150 years, Rockford Career College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. Over the years, we have kept pace with the needs of businesses to ensure that the skills they need are the skills we teach. All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We may have changed names and locations over the years, but our goal remains the same: To prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program Length – 10 Months


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After you complete the Human Resource Administration Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Business Administrationt Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree.

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Students will be given an opportunity to learn about human resource administration, human resource laws, compensating employees, training and developing employees, designing and planning employee benefits, managing diversity, and risk administration.  This program prepares students for the Professional in Human Resources (aPHR ®) certification.

In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal to about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.  Upon successful completion of the program (see graduation requirements section of the catalog), students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in a Human Resources and/or Human Resources-related field(s).

Human resources professionals plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.*

*U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, retrieved  8/21/2019