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HR Specialist Certificate Program – Now Available at Franklin Campus

VGCC is now offering a HR Specialist Certificate Program on the Franklin Campus this Spring!

MLS-3809 HR

The HR specialist course provides participants with a basic understanding of the HR functions, such as Law, Benefits, Employee Relations, Staffing and Recruitment.  Participants will learn basic terminology used in the court system and review a variety of employment laws. We’ll also discuss Employee Relations, review laws prohibiting discrimination, and the importance of diversity, and how to manage relationships between employers and employees.  Participants will review laws and regulations affecting benefits administration and learn how to apply compensation requirements and prepare a payroll register.   Also, the HR Specialist course will provide participants with a basic understanding of Recruitment and Selection functions.  We will focus on decision-making for staffing needs of an organization, the recruitment process, and job postings.


  • HR Fundamentals
  • Employment Law
  • Employee Relations
  • Benefits Administration
  • Effective Recruitment


  • April 2 –  May 21, 2019
  • *Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Two Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – Noon (April 6 & May 4)
    *Plus 4 hours per week of online instruction and activities

How to Register

  • Select ‘Schedules/Register Now’
  • View ‘Franklin Campus’ courses
  • Select ‘Register’ in column of desired class and follow steps to register



  • No textbook required
  • 50-contact hours
  • 5 CEUs

Program Contact

Occupational Extension
(252) 738-3276

Tammy Ball, Instructor
(252) 738-3248

Rose Grissom, Instructor
(252) 738-3614