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Human Resources Management

Employing and retaining the right people within your organization will increase productivity and impact the bottom line. Learn best practices in the ever-changing field of personnel management and human resource development. Through the examination of accepted practices, current trends, and the latest research, you will gain the skills necessary for the application of this important professional function within all private and public organizations.

The Human Resources Management Certificate consists of seven courses that are offered in a hybrid format. This format combines both classroom (face-to-face) time for 25%-75% of the course's contact hours with online asynchronous instructional modes. The asynchronous component is available to access at any time that is convenient for the student. This format is designed to accommodate individuals with busy schedules!

  • Current human resource practitioners who want to improve their skills
  • Persons looking to move into human resources or make a career change.
  • Managers assuming new human resource responsibilities

  • HRM 110: Talent Acquisition and Recruitment
  • HRM 120: Human Resource Development & Training Techniques
  • HRM 130: Human Resource Management: An Overview
  • HRM 140: Labor and Employee Relations
  • HRM 150: Legal Environment of Human Resource Administration
  • HRM 160: Organizational Behavior
  • HRM 170: Structuring Compensation & Benefits Packages

Dezzarae Henderson, M.A., PHR-CA, SHRM-CP, is an experienced Human Resources professional. Her experience spans over 20 years. She has worked for major companies like Paychex, Inc., McDonald's Corp. and General Motors. In these roles, as manager, she combined her HR and business knowledge to help companies grow, develop talent, and implement strategies in highly competitive markets. As the HR Director of a non-profit, Dezzarae sat on the executive team and worked under the CEO on company strategies, employee benefits, and employee engagement. While operating in a union environment, she was instrumental in the negotiation and ratification of two local union contracts. Along with achieving company goals, Dezzarae was an adjunct professor for two private colleges. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in the areas of management and human resources. She was recognized as a knowledgeable HR partner, and was asked to be a reviewer and writer for HRCI's (Human Resources Certification Institute) PHR exam for California.

She graduated from Chapman University with her BS in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management and she obtained her Master's degree from Azusa Pacific University in Human and Organizational Development


Sharonda Bishop is the Founder and Owner of Bishop Consulting, a Human Resource, and Training company, serving Orange County and Inland Empire.  Sharonda possesses over 20 years of human resources, payroll, and training experience, working with employees and managers on a one-to-one level, honing their communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. She is a lecturer, at Cal Poly Pomona, San Diego State University’s Global Campus and University of Riverside Extension, and providing educational/training programs in project leadership, diversity and inclusion, and human resources.

An active member of her community, Sharonda has held chair positions on the board of directors of Inland Valley Hope Partners and PIHRA (Professionals in Human Resources). She is proud to be a doctoral student at DePaul University, pursuing her DBA degree.


For Dr. Linda De Long, Year 2020 marked her 30th year adjunct teaching in higher education! She teaches leadership, HR and management at various colleges/universities. Dr. De Long received her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly, Pomona, with an MBA in Organizational Behavior from the Drucker School in Claremont. She completed her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne. In 2016, she was the recipient of Distinguished Professor of the Year.

A native Californian, Linda grew up in the San Gabriel Valley; she is married to Charles for 25 years. Teaching is Dr. De Long’s passion as well as her community engagement work.

Course Offering:

Spring 2022

HRM 170: Structuring Compensation and Benefits Packages
Register  Course Code Session Dates Fees Instructor
HRM 170 (SP22-1) February 1, 2022 - March 22, 2022 $410 Dezzarae Henderson


HRM 130: Human Resource Management: An Overview
Register  Course Code Session Dates Fees Instructor
HRM 130 (SP22-1) April 1, 2022 - May 22, 2022 $410 Linda I De Long
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