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Human Resources Professional Certificate Program

In Partnership with the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut (HRACC)

The Human Resources (HR) Professional Certificate consists of six comprehensive classes that offer a detailed overview of the Human Resources functions.  All six classes are required to complete the certificate.   You can register for all six, or for each class separately.



Our certificate is taught by highly-experienced experts in their fields, classes include:

*Recruitment & Staffing


*Learning & Organizational Development


*Employment & The Law

*Integrated Human Resources (Capstone class:  must be taken last)

The program begins every fall and spring.

Who Should Enroll

The certificate is designed for professionals entering the HR field, entry- to mid-level managers, small business owners or anyone needing to brush up on their HR skills.  New supervisors or managers looking to gain knowledge might benefit too.


“This program enhanced my knowledge in the Human Resources field and motivated me to seek positions of higher responsibilities.  The professors were true experts in their fields and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to attend these courses.”  Elizabeth R.

“I am now working in the Human Resource Department as the HR Associate.  In this role, I assist the department in onboarding and recruitment, training, benefits administration, and day to day operations.  It was a temp to hire position, and I started in June. As of next week, I will be an official employee! I am really enjoying it, and credit my studies at CCSU in helping me land this job; the courses were informative without being overwhelming, and the professors truly cared about students’ understanding and success. I keep in touch with many of the professors and my classmates!”  Andrea M.

“I’m very grateful to have completed the HR Professional Certificate program at CCSU who works in conjunction of HRACC. Thank you to Judy Ratcliffe and all the teachers that take the time out of their busy schedules to share their passion and knowledge of the Human Resources field. Up Next, SHRM-CP.” Alyssa C.



185 Main Street

New Britain, CT  06051

Room:  TBD

Schedule, Costs & Contact

The program begins every fall and spring.

Recruiting & Staffing 2/24/21 – 3/31/21
Learning & Organizational Development 2/22/21 – 3/29/21
Benefits 2/25/21 – 4/1/21
Compensation 4/7/21 – 5/12/21
Employment & the Law 4/6/21 – 5/11/21
Integrated Human Resources (Capstone Course) 6/4/21 – 6/12/21

Each class is $475.  If you register for all six, you receive a discount of $360.00.  Each class runs one night a week for six weeks from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Attendance is mandatory, one excused absence is allowed per course.

Contact:  Judy Ratcliffe; 860-832-2276;


Please visit each class for instructor information.