Deptford Twp. – Human Resource Management is a highly technical field with significant job opportunities for candidates with the right credentials. In years past, it was not uncommon to find jobs within the field that did not require a post-secondary degree, but increasingly even entry-level jobs are listing a college degree as a baseline requirement. Those who have years of experience within the field can hit a road block as well, finding they cannot advance further within their careers without a degree despite their industry knowledge.
"If you are looking to advance your career options within the field of Human Resources, having a degree can be a real advantage," said Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) Instructor and former Executive Director of Human Resources Danielle Morganti. "If you have been working within the field for years, adding a degree or SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) credential to your wealth of experience can be the leg-up you need to beat out the competition on that next promotion or job opening."
RCGC offers a number of options for the working HR professional looking to boost their marketability and credibility. The new Online Human Resource Management program, the only one of its kind in New Jersey, puts students on the path to earning an associate degree on their own schedule and at an affordable price. A more traditional, in-classroom program is also offered for those who prefer to learn in a campus setting. For students looking to pursue a bachelor's degree, RCGC's partnership agreement with Wilmington University allows students to transfer seamlessly to complete their bachelor's degree online, at Wilmington University's New Castle, D.E. campus or at RCGC's Deptford, N.J. campus.
A SHRM certification credential is an industry-recognized, professional distinction that is advantageous for those with and without a college degree. As of fall 2017, RCGC's Workforce and Professional Development Center will begin offering preparatory courses for the SHRM Certified Professional and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional credential exams. The credentials are based on the current HR landscape, focusing on the competencies and knowledge valued by professionals in the field.
For companies who have managers in various departments who may need to enhance their management skills, Rowan College at Gloucester County also offers a Management Certificate of Achievement. This was designed to enhance the skills of managers who are responsible for changing or maintaining the company's culture, understanding their legal and moral responsibilities or hiring, training and evaluating new employees.
To learn more about the Human Resource Management program or the Management Certificate of Achievement program visit RCGC.edu/Business. To learn more about pursuing a SHRM Certification visit RCGC.edu/Workforce.
Rowan College at Gloucester County's 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.