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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Our offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 for Independence Day.

Concentration - Human Resources

The Human Resources concentration is designed to prepare people for the human resources (HR) field, to enhance the skills of those working in general management, and to provide professional development for those already in HR. The courses cover the key skill areas of human resources and its application to the dynamics of today's and future organizations and the importance of HR as a strategic partner within an organization. This concentration requires a minimum of 39 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits
Introduction to Management 3
Financial Accounting 3
Organizational Communication 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Leadership 3
Workplace Issues/Diversity 3
Human Resource Management 3
Performance, Compensation, and Benefits 3
Managing People in a Global Economy 3
Employment Law 3
Union and Labor Relations 3
Training and Development 3
Capstone - HRM 499 (Culminating course in concentration) 3
TOTAL 39
Note: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Human Resources will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of employee and labor relations;
  2. apply employment law;
  3. explain and develop compensation, benefits, and reward packages;
  4. explain the role of human resources within an organization;
  5. develop hiring and performance appraisal processes;
  6. articulate human resources outcomes as they relate to the bottom line; and
  7. understand human resources functions within a global society.