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SHRM Learning System Course

This 6 week professional development program is offered to local employers at a reduced rate through the SUNY Workforce Development Grant. If you are an individual looking to take the course, please see your employer to see if they will sponsor you. If you are an employer who is looking to send your employees read on!

The program is designed for two audiences:

  • Participants seeking continuing professional development and a broad overview of the field.
  • Participants preparing to take the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification examinations administered by the HR Certification Institute.

Clinton Community College’s program has an outstanding record of participants passing the certification exams.  100% of students who took our PHR preparation course passed the exam. 

The program uses the SHRM Learning System which is updated with current HR policies and legislation. As a professional development tool, the Learning System can increase a participant’s knowledge of the field of human resources and provide current reference of HR practices. As a certification preparation tool, the Learning System has a measurable track record of success for those qualified to sit for the exam.

This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The course investment includes all course materials but does not cover registration for the PHR or SPHR examinations.

By enrolling in this course, you’ll benefit from:


  • Experienced instructors present the SHRM Learning System materials in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Training close to home.
  • A structured learning environment to keep you on schedule.
  • Opportunity to build your peer network.
  • 3.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of the course.


Course Details

Spring 2011

Date: March 1- April 7

Day/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays
                5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Course#: 211WG

Company Match: $307.50

Room: 324M


Course Content

The SHRM Learning System course features printed workbooks, over 1,500 test questions, an Online Resource Center, an interactive case study, and the SPHR Preparation Book, designed especially for SPHR candidates.


What will you learn?


The key to the success of the PHR/SPHR certification and the SHRM Learning System is the relevance of the content to the needs of today’s HR professionals. The SHRM Learning System teaches the following six modules covering the HR Certification Institute body of knowledge tested in PHR/SPHR exams.


Module 1: Strategic Business Management

  • Role of HR in organizations
  • HR strategy
  • Evaluating the internal/external environment
  • HR and the legislative and regulatory environment


Module 2: Workforce Planning and Employment

  • Employee rights, privacy and consumer protection legislation
  • Organizational staffing requirements
  • Recruitment, selection and retention


Module 3: Human Resource Development

  • Organizational development
  • Training and development
  • Talent management
  • Performance management


Module 4: Total Rewards

  • Compensation structure and systems
  • Benefit programs
  • Compensation and benefits legislation
  • Administering and evaluating compensation and benefits programs


Module 5: Employee and Labor Relations

  • Labor relations legislation
  • Union organizing and collective bargaining
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Employee involvement and engagement


Module 6: Risk Management

  • Organizational risk
  • Workplace safety, health, security and privacy
  • Risk management legislation


Course participants will also receive the SPHR Preparation Book specifically designed for SPHR candidates.


Registration Details-To Be Completed by the Employer

To register an employee, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download, print and complete a registration form
  2. Download, print, and place on your company’s letterhead the company billing authorization template  
  3. Download, print, and place on your company’s letterhead the SUNY WFD Letter of Support
  4. At the end of the course compelte and return the following form within 30 days to the Center for Community and Workforce Development.SUNY WFD Final Report

      Registration deadline:  February 15th

Cancellation policy:  100% refund prior to the first day of class. 0% after the class has begun. You must contact the Center for Community and Workforce Development at 562-4143 prior to the start of the class for a full refund. If it is before or after hours, please leave a message. No refunds are available once class begins.

Program Requirements: There are no admission requirements to take this program, however certain criteria must be met for participants taking the PHR or SPHR exam.  See exam requirements below. 

PHR and SPHR Exam Requirements: To apply for either the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), candidates must have a combination of education and professional HR experience. For more information, see the Certification Handbook or visit

For More Information

Contact Kathleen Stone, 562-4294 or e-mail 

Other resources:
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM):

HR Certification Institute:

Clinton Community College

Center for Community and Workforce Development

136 Clinton Point Drive

Plattsburgh NY 12901