Award: Certificate / 15 Credits
Location: Albert Lea  Online  Hybrid Courses  
Program Starts:
Course Plan: One Year

  The Supervisory Management - Human Resource Development Program can be completed entirely online. For more information on how to get started with online classes, view

Do you want to make a difference in Human Resource Development?

This certificate program can be earned in just one semester. It is designed for both working professionals and students who are seeking management careers that require Human Resources Development skills and knowledge. It provides a broad base of training in employee selection, retention and employee development techniques. Learn about important workplace issues such as safety, diversity and wellness. The aim of an accelerated format is to connect course work to real-world workplace applications. It is essential to success that you are willing to dedicate considerable time outside the classroom to reading, writing, research, presentations and projects.

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A strong foundation is Human Resource Development will enhance your career advancement potential.

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Supervisory Management - Human Resource Development Certificate was last updated on 05/12/2014
Note: This is an unofficial document that should be used for planning purposes only. Course listings are provided only as a guideline and may be changed.

Estimated Tuition
15 cr  x  $212.00 = $3,180.00 
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Other Costs: contact program advisor 

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Program Graduate Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will:
  • Apply customer-focused strategies.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills in identifying and solving problems.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver effective oral and written communications.
  • Utilize current technology.
  • Apply strategies for customer-focused decisions to individuals supervisory responsibilities affecting service, quality and productivity.
  • Exercise creativity and innovation.

Supervisory Management - Human Resource Development Faculty & Advisors

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Austin, MN 55912
965 Alexander Drive SW
Owatonna, MN 55060
Program Notes

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:
Reading: An Accuplacer score of 60 is recommended.

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Riverland Community College program may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

Required Core Courses (15 Credits)
Course ## Name
Course Outline
Students chose 1 credit of any other SMGT course.
1 N/A
Interpersonal Skills At Work
This course builds the workplace skills required to generate enthusiasm, enlist cooperation, and bring out the best in others. This course provides understanding and practice in effective verbal communication and intends to enhance the supervisory skills of giving feedback and responding to emotional behavior. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1010
Strategies for Personal Effectiveness
This course focuses on personal excellence through positive attitudes and self empowerment. This course offers techniques and strategies to stay positive and focused in a busy, pressure-filled world. Through a process of personal exploration and growth, students discover insights about behavior and thought processes. Self-improvement strategies offer students an opportunity to gain new perspectives on their personal life and career. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1060
Performance Management
This course focuses on performance management for the process of identifying, developing, and using an organization's human resources. This course includes competency models, performance plans, goal setting, performance appraisals, recognition and coaching. It provides a supervisory approach for performance appraisals based on preparation and technique. Practical applications of procedures are conducted through skill practices. Hands-on projects and cases provide practice in employee performance evaluation. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1400
This course provides students with skills necessary to coach, mentor, tutor, counsel, and confront performance issues in order to help employees become more committed to performance objectives and increase productivity. The students practice setting, communicating, and coaching employees to performance expectations. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1410
Managing A Diverse Workforce
This course emphasizes diversity in culture, race, sex, age, and ability as some of the chief characteristics of the workplace of the future. This course prepares managers to utilize diversity for greater effectiveness as well as employer and employee satisfaction. Assisting management to eliminate existing barriers affecting equal access, professional growth, and mobility which enables every employee to reach his or her potential in today's diversified workforce is included. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1420
Employment Law
This course emphasizes the legal aspects of workplace supervision. The focus is on the legal requirements of today's workplace including executing supervisory responsibilities, avoiding legal infractions and violations, and following employer policies and procedures. Other types of legal issues that may arise in the workplace are also included. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1430
Employee Selection
This course emphasizes supervisory skills in conducting effective interviews for and selecting the best candidates. Issues such as legal requirements for hiring practices, objectivity, and fairness are examined. Practical applications of techniques are featured. Course focus is on improving interviewing skills. (1Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1440
Employee Training
This course emphasizes personnel training and development functions in organizations as well as advancement of competence in the areas of analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation, and training. It provides the opportunity to examine training and development leadership, examine training and development needs, and identify opportunities to achieve greater productivity. Students sharpen skills in communicating job expectations, orienting new employees and providing an OJT (on the job training) demonstration. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00 SMGT1450
Stress Management/Wellness
This course assists supervisors to gain a better understanding of stress and its causes. Participants identify the most common stress warning signs and recognize which types of people are most susceptible to stress. In addition to practicing techniques for controlling stress, there is an opportunity to calculate a stress inventory and develop a stress-relief plan for yourself and a wellness plan for your organization. This course focuses on reducing and channeling stress towards a goal of creating healthier, happier, and more productive workers. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1460
Safety & Compliance Management
This course emphasizes supervisor responsibilities for safety training, compliance, industrial hygiene, motivation, enforcement, and compliance. It focuses on safety problems, risk management, and accident prevention in the work environment. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1470
Employee Assistance Issues
This course emphasizes skills to handle suspected substance abuse problem effectively, fairly, and legally. Focus is on understanding drug and alcohol abuse, AIDS in the workplace, family relationships, and clinical depression. This course also covers employee assistance programs and the latest research on treatment and recovery of the conditions and diseases studied. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT1480
Supervisory Management - Human Resource Development Internship
This course assists the student in experiencing the real-world environment that a human resources team member is exposed to everyday in the workforce. Students will work alongside a professional for a total of 48 hours. Internship worksite must be pre-approved by the program manager or SMGT faculty. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab, 1 OTJ)
1.00 SMGT1495
Ergonomics the Supervisor Role
This course reduces the risk of injuries due to poor ergonomics and identifies potential problems to improve the working environment. The course covers the definition of ergonomics, the types of injuries resulting from poor ergonomics along with common injury symptoms, and the risk factors and methods for improving the ergonomics in the working environment. Conducting assessments of your work environment with the goal of identifying potential issues and recommending improvements are included. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00 SMGT2040

Supervisory Management - Human Resource Development (CERT) Program Curriculum was last updated on 05/12/2014

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