Thursday, March 26, 2009

HR Professionals Can Now Prepare for Certification Online

Rio Salado College now offers an online test preparation course for human resource professionals to study for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam.

The three-credit course (Course #MGT289) covers several aspects of human resources including:

* Developing strategic goals
* Managing employee and labor relations
* Evaluating recruitment/employment marketing strategies
* Summarizing laws regarding workforce development
* Explaining compensation policies and programs
* Summarizing payroll responsibilities and procedures
* Evaluating benefit programs

"The online education offers an excellent opportunity where education resources are not available outside of Maricopa County for human resource professional to prepare for taking the PHR exam," said Betty Doran, Certification Director for the Arizona Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

"Also, because of its flexibility, all SHRM members can study for the exam at their convenience as well as earn credits towards a degree program as well," Doran said.

Students who enroll in the class can take advantage of the benefits of online learning at Rio Salado, including online student support, a 24/7 helpdesk and the flexibility of doing coursework at their convenience.

About Rio Salado College

Rio Salado, founded in 1978, is one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. The college serves more than 60,000 students annually, more than half online, making it the “college within everyone’s reach.” Rio Salado offers general education courses as well as a variety of degree and certificate programs. For more information visit