​​​​​​Dallas College wants to help you start a career in one of the most marketable fields nationwide.

Choose from three fully online human resources credentials: Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Associate (Level 1 Certificates) and the Human Resources Management Associate of Applied Science. You may begin quickly as a human resources assistant and continue pursuing an associate degree through these consecutive credentials.

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  • All programs have been endorsed by DallasHR.
  • All classes are fully online and 8 weeks in length.
  • The HR Assistant and HR Associate certificates sequence into the HR Management AAS.
  • The HR Associate certificate and HR Management AAS​ includes preparation for the Associate Professional of Human Resources (aPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute.

"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for human resources professionals will grow by 4% in the state of Texas over the next 5 years. Employers need qualified, credentialed human resources professionals as part of the growing workforce in the North Texas region.""
Brad C. Shamlin
Executive Director of DallasHR

Job Opportunities

Jobs are available within 25 miles of the DFW Metroplex for those who:

Human Resources Assistants, except Payroll and Timekeeping

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All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: CareerOneStop sponsored by US Department of Labor, 2022

Human Resources Assistant as a Career

  • Sort and manage employee records and key documents.
  • Need for HR Professionals in Texas expected to grow by 2027.
  • Prepare files and forms for new employees, update employment status and help new employees get access to resources.
  • Work in the HR departments to help manage recruitment, benefits, administration, and maintain records for the other employees at that business.

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Certificate and AAS Course Insight

Human Resources Assistant (Level 1 Certificate)

Learn human resources from where the rubber meets the road. This level 1 certificate prepares entry-level workers for a front desk clerical office role in a Human Resources department. Learn tools of the trade including organizational behavior and problem-solving skills as you answer first line questions from employees and supervisors.

Human Resources Associate (Level 1 Certificate)

This level 1 certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in Human Resources and includes preparation for the highly valued HRCI Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) examination. Learn the tools of the trade including best practices for each function of Human Resources including training and development, employment, benefits and compensation, employee relations and risk management while preparing to become aPHR certified.

Human Resources Management (Associate of Applied Science)

This Associate of Applied Science degree combines the HR Assistant and HR Associate level 1 certificates for the ultimate HR Management preparation. This degree includes transferrable Core curriculum to allow you to gain employment in Human Resources fast, and work while you complete English, speech, math,humanities and social science courses that transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Already have a degree? You can take the HR Assistant and HR Associate certificates through Continuing Education to earn continuing education units (CEUs) as opposed to college credit. Same courses, same outcomes! Contact Continuing Education (ContinuingEd@dallascollege.edu)

"We believe [these programs] will help advance the value of HR by providing a pipeline of talent to assist employers in filling. DallasHR supports Dallas College providing these certificates and degrees as part of their curriculum. We look forward to working with Dallas College to support these relevant and engaging Human Resources Management programs.""
Brad C. Shamlin
Executive Director of DallasHR

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For questions, enrollment, or to learn more about these programs, email PathwaySuccess@DallasCollege.edu.
Or call 972-761-6850 to speak with a Pathway Specialist.